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There are 6 ways to get from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin Alv

€30 - €40

Cheapest option

Fly from Bilbao  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD) BIO - MAD

€31 - €122

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Bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

€34 - €45

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station 387.5 km

€35 - €60

Bus to Santander, fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Madrid (MAD) SDR - MAD

€32 - €102

Bus to San Sebastian, fly  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD

€60 - €216

Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Abando (Station) and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 5h 7m and covers a distance of around 491 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 6m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from Bilbao-Abando and arrives in Madrid-Chamartin. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 7m
Fastest train time:
5h 6m
Train distance:
491 km
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:20
Last train departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

Abando (Station) → Madrid Chamartín Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid Chamartín Station is 112.

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The social distance requirement in Madrid Chamartín Station is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train which costs €30 - €40 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which costs €30 - €130 and takes 3h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Madrid-Chamartin. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 6m.

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It is 316 km from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station. It is approximately 387.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €30 - €40.

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The train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin takes 5h 6m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €30 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 5h 12m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €130 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Map of how to get from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 316.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Abando (Station), Spain and Madrid Chamartín Station, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 5h 6m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Santander to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Lurraldebus

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Yes, the driving distance between Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station is 388 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Abando (Station) to Madrid Chamartín Station.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Madrid Airport.

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