Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 9 Dec

Cheapest

£48

Average

£48

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.

Cheapest
15:20Bilbao-Abando6h54 22:14Barcelona Sants
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£481One-way

Train schedule Bilbao to Barcelona

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15:20Bilbao-Abando6h54 22:14Barcelona Sants
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Wed
8 Dec
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£53Alsa
£60Air Europa
Thu
9 Dec
£48Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£55Vueling
Fri
10 Dec
£42Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£34Vueling
Sat
11 Dec
£36Renfe Alvia
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Sun
12 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£38Vueling
Mon
13 Dec
£48Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£34Vueling
Tue
14 Dec
£42Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£38Vueling
Wed
15 Dec
£40Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£30Vueling
Thu
16 Dec
£24Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£30Vueling
Fri
17 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£38Vueling
Sat
18 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£32Air Europa
Sun
19 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
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Mon
20 Dec
£48Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£30Vueling
Tue
21 Dec
£48Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£30Vueling
Wed
22 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£44Vueling
Thu
23 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£41Vueling
Fri
24 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£48Vueling
Sat
25 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£41Vueling
Sun
26 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
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Mon
27 Dec
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£44Alsa
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Tue
28 Dec
£54Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£34Vueling

Fastest train times from Bilbao to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 9 Dec

Fastest Journey

6 h 54 m

Average

6 h 54 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

467 km

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.

Fastest
15:20Bilbao-Abando6h54 22:14Barcelona Sants
0 changes
£481One-way

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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Barcelona

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

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.

Train providers

Travel with Renfe between Bilbao and Barcelona

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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.


    Renfe trains from Bilbao to Barcelona

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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 Bilbao to Barcelona. 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 Bilbao to Barcelona
    Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Bilbao to Barcelona.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Bilbao to Barcelona for some dates and times for as low as £36  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of train tickets to Barcelona from Bilbao?
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Bilbao to Barcelona train prices are on average £51  one way.
    What is the distance between Bilbao and Barcelona by train?
    The train distance from Bilbao to Barcelona is around 289 miles (466 km).
    How many hours does it take from Bilbao to Barcelona by train?
    The train time to Barcelona from Bilbao is on average 6 h 54 min  for the 289 miles (466 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Bilbao and Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by train from Bilbao to Barcelona, which train station in Bilbao do I depart from and which train station in Barcelona do I arrive in?

    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.

    Where is the Bilbao train station located? Where is the Barcelona train station located?

    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.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    If you're looking for trains from Bilbao to Barcelona, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Barcelona. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Bilbao to Barcelona journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any Bilbao to Barcelona direct trains?
    Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day between Bilbao and Barcelona. If you’re looking for a direct train from Bilbao to Barcelona, consider travelling with Renfe Alvia. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    How many train services are there from Bilbao to Barcelona a day?
    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Bilbao to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When can I take the first train from Bilbao to Barcelona? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The first Bilbao to Barcelona train departs at 14: 20   and the last train from Bilbao to Barcelona leaves at 14: 20. Check out the most up-to-date Bilbao to Barcelona train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Barcelona from Bilbao for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets to Barcelona from Bilbao within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £51 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Bilbao to Barcelona a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Bilbao
    Barcelona
    Bilbao-Abando is the most popular Bilbao 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 Bilbao for your journey to Barcelona.