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Train Information to Edinburgh from Bilbao

distanceDistance875 miles (1411 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Bilbao to Edinburgh cover the 875 miles (1411 km) long route taking on average 25 h 54 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Bilbao, Spain and Edinburgh, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel by train between Bilbao, Spain and Edinburgh, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Edinburgh from Bilbao restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Bilbao?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 18/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Bilbao and Edinburgh closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Spain from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Edinburgh to Bilbao is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from United Kingdom?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Edinburgh?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 19/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Edinburgh to Bilbao train here.

What is the distance by train from Bilbao to Edinburgh?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Bilbao and Edinburgh via train to be approximately 875 miles (1411 km).
How long is the train to Edinburgh from Bilbao?
On average the train from Bilbao to Edinburgh duration is 25 h 54 min  for the 875 miles (1411 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Bilbao to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh train station from Bilbao do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Bilbao, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When you arrive in Edinburgh, your train can arrive in train stations including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Bilbao-Abando   to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.

How many trains are there between Bilbao and Edinburgh a day?
The average number of trains departing Bilbao for Edinburgh is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bilbao
Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh.