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Train Information between Manchester and Bilbao

distanceDistance705 miles (1137 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Manchester to Bilbao cover the 705 miles (1137 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Bilbao, Spain if I'm coming from Manchester, United Kingdom by train?

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

Is international entry into Bilbao from Manchester restricted?

International entry 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 Manchester?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 07/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Manchester and Bilbao closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Bilbao, Spain?

The restriction level for your return train to Manchester, United Kingdom from Bilbao is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Manchester 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 06/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Manchester from Bilbao closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Manchester to Bilbao?
You should expect to travel around 705 miles (1137 km)  to Bilbao from Manchester by train.
What station does the Manchester to Bilbao train leave from? Which Bilbao train station do I come into from Manchester?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Bilbao you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Bilbao? Where is the train station in Bilbao located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Bilbao, called Bilbao-Abando, is located around 0.2 miles (339 m) away from its city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Bilbao.
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Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales