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There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Leganés by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

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

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Bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid

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Train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Leganés

Fly from Bilbao, train

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD)
  2. Take the train from Atocha to Leganes

Bus to Santander, fly

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Leganés is to bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz which costs €22 - €35 and takes 7h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Leganés is to fly and train which costs €30 - €130 and takes 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Leganés. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Av.Fuenlabrada-Batalla De Brunete via Aeropuerto T4 and Av.Ciudad De Barcelona-Est. Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Leganés. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Leganes via Chamartin and Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Leganés is 334 km. The road distance is 412.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Leganés without a car is to bus which takes 5h 43m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Bilbao to Leganés, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Leganés bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Leganés train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Leganés is to bus which takes 5h 43m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Leganés.
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  • Distance: 333.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Leganés, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 5m. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 5h 8m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Santander to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €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.

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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-Atocha Cercanias to Leganes
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Leganes
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Autobuses La Union
Socibus
Phone
+34 915 304 417
Email
socibus@socibus.es
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Bilbao Intermodal to Vitoria Gasteiz Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Socibus
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 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
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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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Bilbao to Leganés bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Bilbao to Leganés train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Leganés is 412 km. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Bilbao to Leganés.

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

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There are 1476+ hotels available in Leganés. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs €1 - €2.

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