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Madrid - Avenida de América MetroBilbao - Estación Autobuses
Madrid - Avenida de América Metro
Bilbao - Estación Autobuses
Madrid - Avenida de América MetroBilbao - Estación Autobuses
Madrid - Avenida de América Metro
Bilbao - Estación Autobuses

Bus Madrid to Bilbao: Trip Overview

Daily Buses
2:00 - 23:00
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
Average Ticket Price
Average Bus Trip Duration

Trip Reviews for Madrid - Bilbao

4.5 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from Madrid to Bilbao

Ratings and Reviews (32)

Kerry C.6 February 2020 | 

Very organized. On time. Safe driving. The break in the middle was fantastic to get something eat and drink. Although this wouldn't have been necessary if there had been drinking water in the bus, and we were allowed to eat snacks. The conductor was a little grumpy, and refused to let us eat on the bus or even put our handbags on the floor. Otherwise good trip. We all arrived safe and sound.

Maggie T.5 December 2019 | 

What a good safe driver.

Hartono S.3 December 2019 | 

Good busses and personnel. Wife could be improved.

Carolyn E.23 October 2019 | 

Great way to travel inter- city. Comfy bus, reclining seats & entertainment screen. Didn’t notice the time pass.

Brenda W.10 October 2019 | 

Nice terminal, very nice bus amenities

Ofira A.6 October 2019 | 

There could be a note in English as to the duration of the break

Victor A.22 August 2019 | 

Safe and fast service from Madrid to Bilbao. It was also the fastest and most convenient way to get to the Basque Country from Madrid via land.

Lewis D.14 June 2019 | 

Very good service.

Fabioa A.2 June 2019 | 

Very good

Pilar O.17 May 2019 | 

Good driver, clean bus.

Adil B.28 April 2019 | 

Bad bus no like premium normal same price

Adolfo A.7 April 2019 | 

Si los buses tuviera baños para defecar, sería magnífico estos autobuses.

Sarah Y.9 February 2019 | 

Very comfy and easily. I’d request no music though.

Canan O.4 November 2018 | 

En la estación no hay info suficiente

Pamela R.7 October 2018 | 

Clean and on time!

Mayya K.15 September 2018 | 

Very nice

Ehsan R.14 September 2018 | 

Good service

Sylvia K.29 August 2018 | 

Well done from beginning to end of trip

Abdullah A.5 August 2018 | 

one of the best bus company in the world :)

Julian M.22 July 2018 | 

Todo como esperaba y un paisaje hermoso en el camino

Mohor B.16 July 2018 | 

Comfortable journey

Ian S.4 June 2018 | 

Very easy, straight forward booking. Pleasant bus, nice attendant. Enjoyed lunch and other service

Larrauri M.3 May 2018 | 

Service is excellent. Need to go to logrono can’t find any bus service going that way

Joseph Junior M.11 January 2018 | 

Tranquille Chauffeur sympathique

Lucky O.20 December 2017 | 

Reliable and committed to service.

Sandra G.15 May 2017 | 

Very comfortable. Having the screen to watch movies and listening to music was great!

Hector B.20 April 2017 | 

Excelent bus and service

Daniel M.13 April 2017 | 

there were 2 busses for the same route, but the ticket didn't say which. that would be really helpful

Trevor B.7 April 2017 | 

Excellent smooth driver & vehicle. Enjoyed breakfast - unexpected. Waitress very pleasant.

Mabel Ching Mui N.20 February 2017 | 

The lady bus assistance talk non stop for the whole 4 hrs to the driver. Very dangerous!

Madrid to Bilbao buses

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Bus Companies

Bus service from Madrid to Bilbao are provided by ALSA, ALSA Supra and ALSA Premium.

Stations & Stops

Buses leaving from Madrid to Bilbao will depart from Avenida de América Metro, Aeropuerto MAD T4, Estación Sur, Estación Sur, Plaza Eliptica, Aeropuerto MAD T1-2-3, Príncipe Pío, Moncloa, Plaza Puerta del Sol, 3 or Aeropuerto MAD T1.

A bus ride to Bilbao will drop you off at Estación Autobuses, Buenos Aires Kalea, 2, Hotel Carlton, Basurtu Kastrexana Errepidea, Abaro Estrata, Estación Autobuses, Bilbao-Abando Geltokia, Bilbao (Bilbo), Bilbao, stat,Garellani or Castrejana.

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses23
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures2:00 - 23:00
Minimum Price$19
Average Ticket Price$41
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routeALSA, ALSA, ALSA

Madrid to Bilbao Route Map

Madrid to Bilbao Route Map

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