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Madrid - Bilbao
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Train Madrid → Bilbao


Duration 4h52 - From $19

Madrid - Bilbao

The average travel time between Madrid and Bilbao is 4h56 minutes. The quickest route is 4h52 minutes. The first train leaving Madrid is at 09:00, the last at 17:08. There is an average of 2 trains a day between Madrid and Bilbao, leaving approximately every 6h40 minutes.
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About this journey

Ever-evolving Madrid just keeps getting better and better

Ever-evolving Madrid just keeps getting better and better If there was ever a train ride that felt like a blink of an eye, the journey from Barcelona to Madrid on the Spanish high-speed AVE deserves every accolade that it can get. The three and half hour trek will leave you longing for more with its spectacular views and cozy ride. You’re introduction Madrid will be the Puerta de Atocha station. Filled with palm trees and topped with a glass ceiling, the building is airy and comfortable. Before exiting, stop and say hi to the turtles. The Atocha Station is connected by frequent rail service (passes valid) to the “other” main station, Madrid Chamartin, taking about 10 minutes. And for use of the city’s buses and subway, be sure to get a Madrid Tourist Travel Pass. Learn more about Madrid

Bilbao, welcome to the Spanish Basque country Bilbao is located in the north of Spain in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. It is surrounded by the Pagassari and Artxanda mountains. Bilbao is a port city and was built close to the Atlantic Ocean on the estuary of the Nervion river. Learn more about Bilbao

Timetable

Book your journey from Madrid to Bilbao From $19 $31


  Dep. Arr. Duration Change(s) MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
1 BILBAO ABANDO
09:00
MADRID CHAMARTIN
14:00
N°: 04086
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09:00 14:00 05:00 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1 BILBAO ABANDO
17:08
MADRID CHAMARTIN
22:00
N°: 04166
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17:08 22:00 04:52 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
  Dep. Arr. Duration Change(s) MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
1 BILBAO ABANDO
09:00
MADRID CHAMARTIN
14:00
N°: 04086
BOOK THIS TRAIN
09:00 14:00 05:00 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1 BILBAO ABANDO
17:08
MADRID CHAMARTIN
22:00
N°: 04166
BOOK THIS TRAIN
17:08 22:00 04:52 Direct 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
 

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Reviews & ratings

Overall appreciation

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    Train trip Barcelona to Bilbao |
    "This was a very convenient and easy way to travel. I made use of disabled assistance which was very helpful and efficient. "

  • Value for money
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    You get what you pay for |
    "the staff are awesome, and look like they are working hard. the only downside is the seats they are really uncomfortable, other than that, it was a good trip, the amenities were clean so was the train "

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    renfe |
    "buy your ticket early, you will get a good rate for the trip. The train trips are always more comfortable compare to the bus trips. Renfe is no exception to that. Clean. Good connection between Chamartin and Atocha. "

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    Experience |
    "We exprerienced mechanical breakdown during the travel. Maintenance shall be enhanced. No headphone provided and we were not able to enjoy the movie shown. It is possible to increase the speed of the train ? "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    No food for 1st Class tickets ? |
    "I was misled to think that all 1st class tickets come with food. Was disappointed to find out on board that there is more than one type of 1st class tickets ; in fact I was embarrassed cos I had other guest-travelers whom I purchased the tickets for. Renfe should make this clear in their ad. "

  • Convenience
    Easy, relaxing  |
    "Taking the train is much more enjoyable than a flight. The train was clean and the seats fairly comfortable, and even though the journey was 5 hours it didn't feel that long. "

  • Value for money |
    "Fast and comfortable, and a great way to see parts of Spain one normally does not see as a tourist "

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