The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Bilbao for Lisbon every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||450 miles (725 km)|
|Average bus duration||10 h 55 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$67 (€60)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Bus companies||BlaBlaCar, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus or Autobuses La Union|
Buses from Bilbao to Lisbon cover the 450 miles (725 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 55 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, Alsa Supra, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus or Autobuses La Union. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $67 (€60), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $57 (€51). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
Find the best buses from Bilbao to Lisbon with Omio's travel partners Alsa and FlixBus from $57 (€51). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
There are multiple daily buses from Bilbao to Lisbon. Most available bus journeys are indirect, although Flixbus, Alsa and Eurolines offer infrequent direct routes. Travel times vary throughout the week and depend on the time of day, but passengers can expect the journey to take between 10 hours and 35 minutes and 36 hours and 45 minutes. Typically, buses make 1 stop in Madrid for between 1 hour and 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Budget operator Flixbus and bus companies Alsa, Eurolines France and Eurolines Switzerland offer direct and indirect bus travel options. The services on this route typically make 1 stop along the way in Madrid.
The bus from Bilbao to Lisbon takes between 10 hours and 35 minutes and 35 hours and 45 minutes. Flixbus offers the fastest direct bus journey on its regular overnight route. Alsa and Eurolines also infrequently offer direct routes during the day that leave around 8:00 a.m. and take between 12 hours and 15 minutes and 12 hours and 30 minutes.
Between Flixbus, Alsa, and Eurolines, there are usually 6 daily buses, except on Sundays when bus departures are more frequent, offering up to 25 options. Buses tend to depart in the morning between midnight and 9:00 a.m. but on Fridays, most bus companies offer later departures to account for travelers weekend plans. These tend to depart around 5:00 p.m. and arrive around 6:00 a.m. in Lisbon.
Departure bus station: Buses depart from Bilbao Estacion Termibus. Estacion Termibus is Bilbao’s main bus station, and is an 8-minute ride on the C2 bus from the city center, and the bus stop to look for is San Mames, which is located a quick 200 meter walk from Bilbao Estacion Termibus.
Arrival bus station: Buses arrive in Lisbon at one of its three main stations: Lisboa Oriente, Lisbon’s largest bus terminal, or bus stations Estacao Sete Rios or Praca Marechal Humberto Delgado. These stations are connected to Lisbon's city center and airport by the red, blue and red or green metro lines respectively.
Travel between Bilbao, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Portugal must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 6/20/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Lisbon from Bilbao as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return bus to Bilbao, Spain from Lisbon is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 6/24/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Bilbao from Lisbon closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking the bus to Lisbon from Bilbao, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Abando (Estación). Your journey can end in bus stations such as Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios, Lisbon, Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio) and Lisboa, Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and need to travel approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the bus station to the city center in Lisbon.
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