Madrid - Bilbao
From Madrid to Bilbao
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- Frequency: Over 10 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
- Timetable: buses depart between 1.30am and 8.30pm.
- Distance between cities: 393 km (244 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
- Trip duration: between 4.30h and 4.45h hours depending on the service.
Bus stations in Madrid and Bilbao
Coaches travelling from Madrid to Bilbao depart from either the Avenida de América transport hub or the Madrid Barajas Airport – T4.
All stations are connected to the public transport network (metro and bus) and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao bus station, on Gurtubay Kalea.
What to see in Madrid
The Spanish capital boasts a huge range of cultural and sightseeing options. You can drop into one of its museums, such as the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofía national art centre, or take a stroll through its famous streets, from the Puerta del Sol to the Gran Vía, enjoying the architecture of the Royal Palace, and the Fountains of Neptune and Cybele.
What to see in Bilbao
During your stay in Bilbao you may find places ranging from the avant-garde design Guggenheim Museum to the old medieval quarter. By walking in the city center you'll find the San Antón Church and the Merced Bridge, among other notable constructions. Also, museums, cinemas and theaters complete an excellent cultural offer all year round. Finally, you will be delighted to taste on the typical local dishes and the renowned pintxos.