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from Barcelona to Bilbao

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Travel Information to Bilbao from Barcelona

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £43
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £23 • 6 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £33 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe Alvia

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 289 miles (466 km) from Barcelona to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa, Vueling or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Barcelona to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Bilbao

Travel 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

What are my Barcelona to Bilbao travel options?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Bilbao from Barcelona. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Bilbao from Barcelona?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao. Tickets for a train cost on average £23.

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

A train is about £19 less than a coach, which costs on average £43 for this trip.

A train is £10 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Barcelona to Bilbao costing on average £33.

What is the quickest way from Barcelona to Bilbao?

The fastest way from Barcelona to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options between Barcelona and Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 32 min   on average.

What is the distance from Barcelona to Bilbao?

Bilbao is approximately 289 miles (466 km) away from Barcelona.

How many services a day are there between Barcelona and Bilbao?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Bilbao is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Barcelona and Bilbao as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Barcelona to Bilbao, where do I depart from Barcelona and where do I arrive in Bilbao?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Barcelona to Bilbao:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Bilbao, Zorroza.
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Bilbao.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Bilbao, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Alsa can get you to Bilbao by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Alsa from Barcelona to Bilbao for £43 on Omio.
  • Travel with Vueling to go to Bilbao by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Barcelona to Bilbao tickets on Omio for £33.
  • Renfe Alvia can take you to Bilbao by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe Alvia from Barcelona to Bilbao for £23.

Is it possible to travel directly between Barcelona and Bilbao?

Yes, there are direct services available between Barcelona and Bilbao with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Alsa.
  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with.
  • You can find around 1 direct train per day and book this direct train with Renfe Alvia.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bilbao as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and Bilbao.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Barcelona to Bilbao?

Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Bilbao often also extend their holiday to go to Madrid, Donostia-San Sebastian or Pamplona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bilbao and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I book a ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Barcelona to Bilbao, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £43 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £33 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £23 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Bilbao tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.