|Madrid Bilbao is served by Iberia with numerous flights throughout the day. In off peak hours the flights are operated by regional partner Air Nostrum.
Airport guides to Madrid airport and Bilbao airport
|Daily, in each direction, there are two trains between Madrid and Bilbao (early morning and mid afternoon). The early morning Alvia takes 5 hours to complete the trip and costs 45€ for a single in turista class and 65€ for the return.
The slightly slower Talgo departs in the early afternoon and takes 6 hours but enjoys a slightly more favourable pricing of 40€ and 60€ for a single or return respectively. Cheaper advance tickets are available from Renfe Trains depart from the northern Madrid train station at Chamartin.
|Continental Auto operates the bus route Madrid to Bilbao 15 times daily offering two distinct services. 11 of the trips are made with a standard coach and cost just 26€ in each direction.
The other 4 journeys are made with a more luxuriously equipped coach and cost 40€ each way. All services depart from the Intercambiador Avenida de América and the more expensive service enjoys a 30 minute time saving against the 4 hours and 45 minutes that the cheaper bus takes. Bus tickets can be purchased through Todobus - Spains bus ticket purchase center
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