Shortest travel time:
5 hrs 11 min
Longest travel time:
5 hrs 11 min
Lowest train ticket cost:
$45
Avg. daily departures:
1
Earliest departure:
16:05
Latest departure:
16:05
Madrid
491 km
Bilbao

Madrid to Bilbao Train Information

Traveling through the breathtaking Spanish countryside on a high-speed train is always a memorable experience and among the best ways to admire the beauty of the incredible country. The train designers believed that the comfort of the passengers is just as important as high speed and good safety records, so the trains running on the route provide everything you might need for a stress-free ride. The check-in procedures are fast, easy and are taken care of before boarding, the only thing you need to do on your way to Bilbao is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the video screens, complimentary newspapers/magazines or the audio system.

What are the train operators between Madrid and Bilbao?

Renfe Operadora is the only company operating Madrid to Bilbao passenger trains. They use modern bullet trains, achieving the top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) as well as boasting short travel times and great onboard amenities.

How long is the train ride from Madrid to Bilbao?

A comfortable and well-equipped Madrid to Bilbao high-speed train can take you between the cities in approximately 5 hours and 10 minutes.

What train station in Madrid to go to catch a train going to Bilbao?

If you’ve decided to travel between the cities on a train, first you need to make your way to the Chamartin Station in Madrid. There you can catch a fast Renfe train to Bilbao, famous for its punctuality and top-notch service. You’ll find yourself on the Bilbao Station right in the city center in a bit over 5 hours.

Madrid to Bilbao Train Timetable

Train type
Fastest trip
Longest trip
Earliest
Latest
Departures
Afternoon trains
5 hrs 11 min
5 hrs 11 min
16:05
16:05
1

Trains on Madrid - Bilbao Route

Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Departures
Rating
High-speed train
5 hrs 11 min
$45
1

Madrid to Bilbao Train Review & Rating

We had no issues whatsoever, very nice transport option

Clara T. about traveling from Madrid to Bilbao