User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Madrid to Bilbao
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Bus driver did not know the way! at intermediate stop in Burgos and final at Bilbao he passed the station, had passengers yelling instructions to him! Would also be nice to let passengers know in advance, like during booking if busses have bathrooms. This one did not. Difficult for old bladders...
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.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Madrid - Bilbao
How much does a bus ticket from Madrid to Bilbao cost?
The average bus ticket price from Madrid to Bilbao is $40. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Bilbao is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Bilbao?
The average travel time between Madrid and Bilbao is around 4h 45m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 55m.This is the time it takes to travel the 201 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Madrid and Bilbao?
The number of buses from Madrid to Bilbao can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 24 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Madrid to Bilbao by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Madrid to Bilbao?
When taking the bus from Madrid to Bilbao, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, ALSA, ALSA.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Madrid to Bilbao?
Buses traveling between Madrid and Bilbao leave from Estación Sur or Aeropuerto MAD T4 and arrive at Estación Autobuses, Basurtu Kastrexana Errepidea, Abaro Estrata.
What are the best sights and things to do in Bilbao?
Once in Bilbao, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Climbing Pagasarri and Ganekogorta, Artxanda Viewpoint, Gaztelugatxe (Bermeo), Museum of Religious Art , Plentzia.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Madrid to Bilbao costs around $35 for departures 30 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Madrid to Bilbao vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $49 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $35.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Madrid to Bilbao, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $1.
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Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Madrid to Bilbao, get comfy and count the stars.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Madrid to Bilbao will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
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