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There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía by bus, train, rideshare, 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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Bus

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Madrid

Train

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

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía

Fly from Bilbao

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

Bus to Santander, fly

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

Bus to Pamplona, fly

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
  2. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Madrid (MAD)

Bus to San Sebastian, fly

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

Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía by train and subway

The journey time between Bilbao and Metro Gran Vía is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 497 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 29m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Metro de Madrid, the Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía service departs from Bilbao-Abando and arrives in Gran Via. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 25m
Layover time:
6 min
Total time:
5h 31m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 29m
Journey distance:
497 km
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía is to rideshare which costs €20 - €22 and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía is to fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Cibeles via Aeropuerto T4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Gran Via via Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 27m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Metro Gran Vía is 323 km. The road distance is 395.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía without a car is to bus which takes 5h 14m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía is to bus which takes 5h 14m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 5h 27m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €140 and takes 3h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía.
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  • Distance: 322.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Metro Gran Vía, Madrid, 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 6m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Santander to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
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 - 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
Bus from Bilbao to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €19
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
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Autobuses La Union
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 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €24
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
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
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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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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €22
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía is 395 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Bilbao to Metro Gran Vía.

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

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There are 2187+ hotels available in Metro Gran Vía. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Metro Gran Vía. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs €1 - €2.

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