There are 9 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 232

22€ - 40€

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Rideshare  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz 352.1 km

20€

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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€ - 40€

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz 353 km

35€ - 60€

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  4h 4m

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

39€ - 150€

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  5h 13m

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

52€ - 234€

Fly to Pamplona, train  •  5h 27m

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

54€ - 185€

Fly to Santander, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki

49€ - 173€

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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 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Vitoria-Gasteiz. Services depart every four hours, 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 353 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 22€ - 40€.

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The bus from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz takes 4h 10m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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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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. Eurolines FR also services this route once daily. 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 49m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
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
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Bus from San Sebastián to Vitoria
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Vitoria
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from San Sebastian to Vitoria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
+34 902 22 92 92
Email
comunicacion@socibus.es?__xts__=
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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socibusventas.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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 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
10€ - 17€
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 best way to get from Madrid to Vitoria-Gasteiz is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs 22€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train via Chamartin, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 4h 59m.

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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 353 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m 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 109+ hotels available in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Prices start at 87€ 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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