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Puerta de Alcalá monument in Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá monument in Madrid

From Bilbao to Madrid

Travel by coach from Bilbao to Madrid with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Bilbao to Madrid by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at www.alsa.com you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency: over 15 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 7:00 am and 8:30 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 393 km (244 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 4.30 and 4.45 hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Bilbao and Madrid

Coaches travelling from Bilbao to Madrid depart from the Estación Termibus bus station, located on Gurtubay Kalea, 1.

All stations are connected to the public transport network and have public parking. Your journey will end at either the Avenida de América transport hub or Madrid Barajas Airport - T4.

What to see in Bilbao

Bilbao is one of those places that always has something interesting going on. Here there are lots of ways to stay entertained, with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities that can be enjoyed any time of the year. As Spain’s capital city, Bilbao hosts the best fairs, premières, concerts, and events each year. Take a stroll around the Retiro park and head in the direction of Puerta del Sol where you will find all kinds of restaurants and bars to try a traditional cocido madrileño (Bilbao-style stew) No visitor will want to miss the great museums to be found in Bilbao, including the Reina Sofía Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and the Prado Museum.

What to see in Madrid

In Madrid you can find anything you need at any time of the day. This great city is brimming with culture in its streets, not to mention its many theatres and museums. Historic monuments such as the statue of the goddess Cybele and the Puerta de Toledo hint at the city’s past grandeur. Tour the city’s main streets in one go, starting out at Puerta del Sol and making your way up to Grand Vía, leaving behind Torre de Madrid. This city never sleeps, and its many bars, pubs, and nightclubs are proof of that. All kinds of bustling restaurants and shops fill this great city with life. Make sure to try the traditional Madrid-style dishes.