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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 5 min

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

$40 - $190

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Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

$32 - $52

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$58 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) 248.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD). However, there are services departing from Aireportua/Aeropuerto and arriving at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Bilbao Airport (BIO) and Madrid Airport (MAD) is 318 km. The road distance is 398.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 27€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) is to fly which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 35€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 24 min, you could also train, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD).
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  • Distance: 198.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

What companies run services between Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain and Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain?

Iberia and Air Europa fly from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) every 3 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD) is 398 km. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Madrid Airport (MAD).

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

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There are 3649+ hotels available in Madrid Airport (MAD). Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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