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Bus Bilbao to Madrid: Trip Overview

Daily Buses
1:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
Average Ticket Price
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Trip Reviews for Bilbao - Madrid

4.5 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (34)

William M.September 16, 2019 | 

It would have been good to know the bus was stopping for 25 mins during the journey. I appreciated the stop

Carole B.August 5, 2019 | 

Be service we ha ve been on

Charlotte V.July 28, 2019 | 

The delay was due to the traffic. Trip went well. Staff didn’t speak English but caused no problem.

Galip Y.July 1, 2019 | 

The only negative thing is the long time one has to spend at Bilbao bus station to change the bus ticket for a different time. There was only one staff working, hence the long queue. Waste of time.

David A.June 20, 2019 | 

A very nice and clean bus with Internet and choices of movies most in Spanish. Nice stop for lunch and facility use. A good choice for public transportation. I recommend it to all that need to make the trip.

Joseph H.May 31, 2019 | 

Great service

Debra J.April 25, 2019 | 

The bus trip was a first class experience! The views of Spain were amazing! The food was local to the region, fresh and delicious and service staff took care of all needs immediately with gracious attitudes!

Roberto R.April 13, 2019 | 

1st class bus was fantastic. Free Wi-fi. Very comfortable seats and plenty of leg and elbow room. Smooth ride. I highly recommend

Dennis K.March 21, 2019 | 

Comfortable trip. Would recommend.

Jennifer C.October 27, 2018 | 

Need faster wifi

Michael A.October 19, 2018 | 

I endorse alsa

David B.September 23, 2018 | 

The bus was clean and all the emities worked. Could not discover how to change the language on the movies to English. The bus left on time and arrived on time.

Mary Anne A.September 18, 2018 | 

We were impressed with the new bus, cleanliness, and entertainment system. As tourists the tickets were a great value!

Scott B.September 4, 2018 | 

Journey was comfortable with plenty of space. Arrived later than stated as went via airport. No WiFi onboard despite numerous attempts of failed log ins.

Rochelle Y.July 30, 2018 | 

Worth the price and will not have it any other way from Bilbao to Madrid! :)

Lisa H.July 23, 2018 | 

Bus station in Bilbao is a bit confusing, but we made it work! Machine did not recognize my reservation, so I was glad I had it on my phone.

Monday U.July 16, 2018 | 

Very okay

Anita K.July 8, 2018 | 

When I arrive to the station, staff at the station wasn't very helpful . Even I speak Spanish they couldn't tell me exactly from which number of the station bus is going, they totally ignoring me. Bus driver told me is not my bus because he couldn't find my sit instead looking for my surname My sit number was changed. In the end I told him is my bus and finally he find me. My bus was matched with flight and even the time on the ticket was 14:30 driver said from beginning arriving time will be 15:00 so I had to run. So over price and not really profecional service.

Valerii L.June 6, 2018 | 

No plugs for charging laptop, awful internet. Bus is quite comfortable.

Emily C.March 5, 2018 | 

Clean bus it was on time the entertainment on board was very good.

Muhammad Arif D.February 13, 2018 | 

Very nice service i like that AlSA

Agnes Abigail H.January 13, 2018 | 

The bus driver had my name on his roster as he had all of the names of the people boarding and I shiedhinmy passport mainly so that he could read the spelling of my name. However when I went to the ticket counter and showed them my reference number, they had no idea what I was talking about. So I had a few minutes of anxiety and it wasn’t easy dragging my suitcases up to the ticket office. But I saw where the bus was leaving from and then it worked not because I gave him any reference number but because he had my name on a list with my seat number etc

Alfredo Enrique P.November 2, 2017 | 

Está bien

Jeffrey N.October 15, 2017 | 

Didn’t know about the stop for refreshments which was very good.

Gayle E.October 1, 2017 | 

Premium service ALSA BUS - fabulous :)

Jean Paul M.August 16, 2017 | 

THE electronic boarding pass was something THE staff was not very familiar with and iT took them a long time to align iT with their papers/ checklist. THE e boarding pass did not mention THE Seat number. I dont speak spanish and THE chauffeur not english but at THE end we sorted iT. Apart from that very good Tour, very convenient. Absolute something to advice to family and friends!

Aya S.July 1, 2017 | 

the bus stop was Carton hotel but it was very unclear where actually the bus is stopping. in fact, we had to walk around in the rain to make sure we are not missing the bus. if there is a sighn for the ALSAbus stop, it would have been even better.

David D.May 17, 2017 | 

Best bus trip that we have taken.

John T.May 6, 2017 | 

Very comfortable. Info in English about bus rest stop would be helpful.

Orawan K.April 2, 2017 | 

All are perpect. Driver nice & bus attendant also nice. I will recommend my friends!

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Bus travel from Bilbao to Madrid is made possible thanks to BlaBlaCar, ALSA, ALSA Supra and ALSA Premium.

Stations & Stops

Need a bus leaving from Bilbao? Your starting point is 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.

If you're onboard a bus traveling to Madrid, you can get hop off at 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.

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses8
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures1:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Minimum Price$15
Average Ticket Price$42
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus Companies on This RouteBlaBlaCar, ALSA, ALSA, ALSA

Bilbao to Madrid Route Map

Bilbao to Madrid Route Map

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