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.
The average ticket from Bilbao to Barcelona will cost around £ 48 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 48.
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6 h 54 m
6 h 54 m
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Of the 1 trains that leave Bilbao for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 467 km distance in an average of 6 h 54 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 54 m .
The slowest trains will take 6 h 54 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||289 miles (466 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||£51 (€57)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
Trains from Bilbao to Barcelona cover the 289 miles (466 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 54 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £51, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
Renfe trains will get you to Barcelona from Bilbao from £36. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Bilbao to Barcelona trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.
Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Bilbao and Barcelona:
There are a few train stations in Bilbao to start your route from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. In Barcelona you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Bilbao-Abando, which is located around 0.2 miles (339 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barcelona Sants, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.
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