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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

18€ - 40€

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Train via Chamartin  •  4h 59m

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

32€ - 42€

Train  •  5h 33m

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

30€ - 45€

Rideshare  •  4h 23m

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

20€

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz 352 km

30€ - 50€

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki

43€ - 171€

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS
  2. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz

62€ - 206€

Fly to Pamplona, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the train from Pamplona to Vitoria/Gasteiz

61€ - 265€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vitoria-Gasteiz is 112.

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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 30€ - 50€ 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 twice daily, 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 Chamartin, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 4h 59m.

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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 once daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 3h 49m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Pamplona to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
alsa.com
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 Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Lurraldebus
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 79+ hotels available in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Prices start at 75€ 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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