Barcelona to Bilbao train

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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Renfe ALVIA
08:457h53
Barcelona Sants
16:38Bilbao-Abando
£501One-way
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Train timetableBarcelona to Bilbao

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 April
Renfe ALVIA
08:457h53
Barcelona Sants
16:38Bilbao-Abando
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Train times from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Fastest Journey

7 h 53 m

Average

7 h 53 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

467 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Barcelona for Bilbao every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Renfe ALVIA
08:457h53
Barcelona Sants
16:38Bilbao-Abando
£501One-way
0 changes

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A few months ago, I took a trip from Barcelona to Bilbao with Deutsche Bahn. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised by the journey, as the train arrived in Bilbao on time. The volume on the train was optimal. The staff on the train were very friendly and dealt with their customers' concerns quickly. The price was personally not that impressive. I personally found it a bit expensive. Unfortunately, no attention was paid to hygiene, as the toilets were not clean. There were also many transfer necessities that made the trip difficult. Overall, a satisfactory trip.

Overview: Train from Barcelona to Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesRenfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Alsa, iryo or AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao cover the 289 miles long route taking on average 6 h 30 min with our travel partners like Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Alsa, iryo or AVE. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £60, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Train providers: Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA trains Barcelona to Bilbao

Travel between Barcelona and Bilbao from £25 with Omio’s train partners Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Renfe is a Spanish train company that operates throughout the country including trains from Barcelona to Bilbao. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed AVE trains, regional trains, and night trains. The AVE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save money and time, as they allow you to travel overnight and arrive at your destination in the morning. Renfe offers several types of tickets, including single tickets, return tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Renfe are Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Seville, and Madrid-Valencia. These routes offer travelers the chance to explore some of Spain's most beautiful cities in comfort and style.



Renfe trains from Barcelona to Bilbao

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Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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FAQs: Barcelona to Bilbao train

FAQs: Travel by train from Barcelona to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Bilbao.
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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Barcelona to Bilbao is £60; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Barcelona to Bilbao train travel time is 6 h 30 min   for the 289 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The train from Barcelona to Bilbao leaves at 07: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
There are 2 trains a day from Barcelona to Bilbao which require at least one change with Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Alsa, iryo or AVE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Bilbao. Take the fast train with iryo from Barcelona to Bilbao.
For the best Barcelona to Bilbao train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Alsa, iryo or AVE. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Bilbao from Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Barcelona, you have various train station options to start your route from including Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia station and Barcelona. When arriving in Bilbao, you can end your route in train stations like Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bilbao-Abando, located 0.4 miles (726 m) away from the city centre.

It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Bilbao from Barcelona including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Barcelona and Bilbao

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Barcelona is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your journey to Bilbao.
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Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17
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