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Travelers usually depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid - Méndez Álvaro, Madrid Chamartín railway station, or Madrid - Avenida de America when they travel from Madrid to Bilbao. Book your trip to arrive at Bilbao, Bilbao Train Station, Bilbao Bus Station, Bilbao - Zorroza, or Bilbao - Kastrexana. The distance between Madrid and Bilbao is 317 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Iberia Airlines, Vueling, Air Europa, and Iberia Express. Madrid and Bilbao have 239 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Bilbao, consider visiting Picos De Europa, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, and Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain.

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Check-in for a flight from Madrid to Bilbao

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
Air EuropaAEAUXYesNo
Iberia ExpressIBSI2YesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Bilbao?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Madrid and Bilbao takes around 1.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Madrid and Bilbao?
The flight distance between Madrid and Bilbao is 317 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Madrid and Bilbao?
Several carriers operate flights between Madrid and Bilbao. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Iberia Airlines, Air Europa.
What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Madrid and London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Toronto, Edinburgh, Athens, Thessaloniki, Vancouver, Reykjavik, Glasgow, Bristol, Tallinn, Liverpool, Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris, Newcastle upon Tyne, Malta, Vilnius.
What are the most popular routes to and from Bilbao?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Bilbao and London, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Tallinn, Reykjavik, Birmingham, Malta, Athens, Toronto, Cork, Amsterdam, Paris, Newcastle upon Tyne, Glasgow, Riga, Aberdeen, Brussels, Nottingham.
Which airports are there in Madrid?
Madrid is mainly served by Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. But there are other airports nearby, including Torrejon Airport, Cuatro Vientos Airport.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid, Burgos Airport, Salamanca.
What airports are near Bilbao?
The main airport in Bilbao is Bilbao. It is also served by Bordeaux–Mérignac, Bilbao, Biarritz Pays Basque, San Sebastián, Santander, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées, Pau Pyrénées, León.
What buses and trains depart from Madrid?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Madrid, including Renfe.
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