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Travel Information to Barcelona from Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£38 - £47
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £38 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £38 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe

Travel 289 miles (466 km) by coach, flight or train between Bilbao and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £38. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Alsa, Vueling or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Bilbao to Barcelona.

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Travel 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 do I travel to Barcelona from Bilbao?

There are 3 travel options from Bilbao to Barcelona: coach, flight or train.

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

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bilbao to Barcelona, which costs on average £38.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A flight is £6 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Bilbao to Barcelona costing on average £44.

A flight is generally £10 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £47 from Bilbao to Barcelona.

What is the fastest way to Barcelona from Bilbao?

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Bilbao is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 54 min   on average.

How many miles are between Bilbao and Barcelona

The distance between Bilbao and Barcelona is around 289 miles (466 km).

How many services a day are there to Barcelona from Bilbao?

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Barcelona is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Bilbao and in Barcelona?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Bilbao to Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bilbao to Barcelona:

  • You can travel from Bilbao to Barcelona by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £44 with Alsa from Bilbao to Barcelona.
  • You can travel by plane between Bilbao and Barcelona with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Bilbao to Barcelona tickets for £38 on Omio.
  • You can go to Barcelona from Bilbao by train with Renfe. You'll see cheap train tickets for £47 with Renfe from Bilbao to Barcelona on Omio.

Can I travel directly from Bilbao to Barcelona?

Yes, there are direct routes from Bilbao to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flight services to Barcelona with Vueling with around direct flights every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Barcelona with Renfe with around 2 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

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

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

How far in advance should I buy my Bilbao to Barcelona ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £44 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £38 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £47 one way for this trip.

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