How to get from Bilbao to Barcelona

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from Bilbao to Barcelona

You can get from Bilbao to Barcelona by train, bus or flight.

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flight

To get from Bilbao to Barcelona on 30 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:50Bilbao1h10 21:00Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£511One-way
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10:30Bilbao7h50 18:20Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
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£341One-way
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17:45Bilbao1h10 18:55Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£551One-way
14:00Bilbao1h10 15:10Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£551One-way
15:40Bilbao1h10 16:50Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£551One-way

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Travel Information to Barcelona from Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £43
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £25 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £25 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe Alvia

Travel 289 miles (466 km) by coach, flight or train from Bilbao to 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 £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa, Vueling or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bilbao to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bilbao to Barcelona

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

You can travel to Barcelona from Bilbao 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Bilbao to Barcelona is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £25 compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A flight is generally £18 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £43 from Bilbao to Barcelona.

A flight is £17 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bilbao to Barcelona costing on average £43.

The quickest way to travel to Barcelona from Bilbao is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by coach can take on average 7 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by train can take on average 6 h 54 min.

The distance from Bilbao to Barcelona is approximately 289 miles (466 km).

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Barcelona is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can travel by coach from Bilbao to Barcelona with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Bilbao to Barcelona tickets for £43 on Omio.
  • You can travel between Bilbao and Barcelona by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £25 with Vueling from Bilbao to Barcelona.
  • You can travel between Bilbao and Barcelona by train with Renfe Alvia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £43 with Renfe Alvia from Bilbao to Barcelona.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bilbao to Barcelona often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bilbao and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £43 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £25 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £43 one way on average for this journey.

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.

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