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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz N1158

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Train via Chamartín  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vitoria/Gasteiz Alv

Train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Vitoria/Gasteiz 18061 / ...

Rideshare  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz 351.1 km

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz 352 km

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao Intermodal to Vitoria Gasteiz Central Bus Station

Fly to Pamplona, bus, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Avda. Conde Oliveto, nº 4 to Estación RENFE
  3. Take the train from Pamplona to Vitoria/Gasteiz

Fly to Logrono, bus  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Logrono (RJL) MAD - RJL
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to Vitoria-Gasteiz

Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz by bus

34 Weekly Buses
4h 10m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz is to rideshare which costs €20 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz is to drive which costs €65 - €95 and takes 3h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Vitoria-Gasteiz. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Principe Pio and arriving at Vitoria/Gasteiz. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 33m.

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The distance between Madrid and Vitoria-Gasteiz is 284 km. The road distance is 352 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz without a car is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs €18 - €40.

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The bus from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz takes 4h 10m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs €18 - €40. Alternatively, you can train via Chamartín, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 4h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz.
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  • Distance: 283.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz 5 times a day. Tickets cost €28 - €40 and the journey takes 4h 10m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vitoria/Gasteiz 3 times a day. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 13m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Logrono
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €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 Madrid-Chamartin to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Pamplona to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
ALSA
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
ALSA
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 Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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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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
Transports Ciutat Comtal
Phone
+34 948 38 28 37
Website
infotuc.es
Bus from Avda. Conde Oliveto, nº 4 to Estación RENFE
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
Transports Ciutat Comtal
Alava Bus
Phone
+34945181818
Email
serviciodetransportes@araba.eus
Website
alavabus.eus
Bus from Logroño to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8
Schedules at
alavabus.eus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Vitoria-Gasteiz station.

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Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Vitoria/Gasteiz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz is 352 km. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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

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Book your Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Vitoria-Gasteiz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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