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There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid - South Station
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Alberche del Caudillo

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina

Bus via Talavera De La Reina

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Talavera De La Reina

Drive

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula

Fly from Bilbao, train

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD)
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina

Bus to Santander, fly, train

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Madrid (MAD)
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina

Bus to San Sebastian, fly, train

  1. Take the bus from Bilboko Autobus Geltokia to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD)
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina

Bus to Pamplona, fly, train

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Pamplona
  2. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Madrid (MAD)
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina

Train to Logrono, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Logrono
  2. Fly from Logrono (RJL) to Madrid (MAD)
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 7h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula is to drive. Taking this option will cost €55 - €90 and takes 5h 12m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Iberian Peninsula is 402 km. The road distance is 536.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula without a car is to bus which takes 7h 58m and costs €35 - €50.

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula is to bus which takes 7h 58m and costs €35 - €50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €85 and takes 8h 6m.

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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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Iberian Peninsula is 1h behind Bilbao. It is currently 4:22 AM in Bilbao and 3:22 AM in Iberian Peninsula.

Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula is 536 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula.

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

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula.
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  • Distance: 401.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 58m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Iberian Peninsula, Spain?

You can take a bus from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula via Madrid - South Station, Madrid, and Alberche del Caudillo in around 7h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Iberian Peninsula via Madrid-Chamartin and Talavera De La Reina in around 8h 6m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Santander to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Flights from Logrono to Madrid
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Santander to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Flights from Logrono to Madrid
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Talavera De La Reina
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Logrono
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Talavera De La Reina
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
alsa.com
Bilman
Phone
902 999 748
Website
web.bilmanbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
web.bilmanbus.es
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Schedules at
tabitatour.ro
Lurraldebus Transportes Pesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilboko Autobus Geltokia to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Lurraldebus Transportes Pesa S.A.
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bilbao Central Bus Station to San Sebastian Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Union Ivkoni
Socibus
Phone
+34 915 304 417
Email
socibus@socibus.es
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Bilbao Intermodal to Donostia Urumea Pasealekua
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Socibus
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Autobuses La Union

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs €1 - €2.

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