Barcelona to Bilbao train

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Cheapest

£83

Average

£83

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Renfe Alvia
06:50Barcelona6h32 13:22Bilbao
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£831One-way

Train schedule Barcelona to Bilbao

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Renfe Alvia
06:50Barcelona6h32 13:22Bilbao
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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Fastest Journey

6 h 32 m

Average

6 h 32 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.

Renfe Alvia
06:50Barcelona6h32 13:22Bilbao
0 changes
£831One-way

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£87 (€96)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe Alvia, Renfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao cover the 289 miles (466 km) long route taking on average 6 h 32 min with our travel partners like Renfe Alvia, Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £56, but the average price of train tickets is £87. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE trains Barcelona to Bilbao

You can travel by train between Barcelona and Bilbao with Renfe and AVE for as low as £56. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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Enjoy a quick and easy journey on a train from Barcelona to Bilbao with AVE, the high-speed train from Renfe, the main Spanish rail operator and official travel partner of Omio. Search all AVE train timetables and tickets on Omio to find the best deals for a train from Barcelona to Bilbao covering the 289 miles (466 km) distance. Look out for ticket options like Promo, Promo +, and Flexible to find the most convenient Barcelona to Bilbao train ride for you. Renfe AVE even offers discount cards for regular customers, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, which can be used when buying AVE tickets on Omio.

Renfe covers around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) between national and international routes, among which are its AVE routes that connect the main cities of Spain. AVE trains are well-known among travellers for providing ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience. Their trains are the most popular of Renfe’s fleet due to their high speeds reaching up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. They are also popular with travellers due to their premium services onboard, such as a restaurant, toilets, WiFi access, and entertainment.

Barcelona to Bilbao train information with AVE:

  • Average Duration: 12 h 26 min
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.



    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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    Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao

    Travel by train 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.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Bilbao from Barcelona for as little as £56  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Barcelona to Bilbao train price to come in at an average of £87  one way.
    The Barcelona to Bilbao train distance is approximately 289 miles (466 km).
    The train time between Barcelona and Bilbao is on average 6 h 32 min  for the 289 miles (466 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Barcelona and Bilbao by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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

    Omio customers book a train from Barcelona Sants   to Bilbao-Abando   most frequently for this route.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bilbao-Abando and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (726 m) from the train station to the city centre in Bilbao.

    When taking a train from Barcelona to Bilbao, you can count on Renfe Alvia, Renfe or Renfe AVE for the best way to get you to Bilbao. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Barcelona to Bilbao and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Bilbao is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first train from Barcelona to Bilbao at 06: 50   or take the last train from Barcelona to Bilbao leaving at 06: 50. Look for the latest Barcelona Bilbao train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
    You can find a train from Barcelona to Bilbao to cost on average £87 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Barcelona to Bilbao train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Bilbao
    Barcelona Sants 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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    +34 934956020
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    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
    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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