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 6 buses that leave Bilbao for Zaragoza every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||152 miles (245 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$23 (€21)|
|Bus companies||Conda, Alsa Supra, Alsa or Alsa Premium|
Buses from Bilbao to Zaragoza cover the 152 miles (245 km) long route taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Conda, Alsa Supra, Alsa or Alsa Premium. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€21), but the average price of bus tickets is $23 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Zaragoza, Estación De Autobuses.
Travel from Bilbao to Zaragoza from $23 (€21) with Omio’s bus partners Alsa! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
For passengers who are looking to secure a ticket on a bus from Bilbao to Zaragoza, there are around two or three services that operate daily, departing the northern city mornings and afternoons, and arriving in the beautiful cultural city in afternoons or evenings. The 188-mile (302-km) trip can take between about 4h and 6h. Once in Zaragoza, travelers will want to spend a day wandering the streets and discovering any number of the architectural gems that highlight the city’s rich history, including the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar or the Goya Museum. A walk along the Ebro River also provides spectacular views.
Depending upon the bus route that traveler selects, the journey from Bilbao to Zaragoza can take between about 4h 25min (which is a direct route that will include a couple of stops at towns along the way) and about 6h 15min (which will include a couple of stops at towns, as well as one transfer to a second bus). While there are a few options available to passengers each day, there are no non-stop buses from Bilbao to Zaragoza.
There are a few options available to individuals seeking a bus from Bilbao to Zaragoza, with multiple bus departures each day, including on the weekends. With a frequency of just two or three daily departures, typically during off-peak travel times, passengers are encouraged to book their bus ticket well in advance in order to secure a seat on their preferred route. On Sundays and Fridays, there is a late morning departure and a mid-afternoon departure available. On Saturdays, as well as Mondays through Thursdays, the first departure is late morning with the final trip departing after noon.
Departure bus station: Passengers traveling by bus from Bilbao to Zaragoza will depart from Bilbao Intermodal Station. At the bus station, there are several amenities to cater to passengers needs while waiting for departure, such as free Wi-Fi, shops and cafes as well as restroom facilities and luggage storage for passengers who may not want to carry their baggage with them as they explore the station. To get to Bilbao Intermodal from the city center, it’s a short 1-mile (1.6-km) walk. However, if traveling with a bit of luggage, it may be easier to grab a taxi, city bus or the local metro system. It is recommended to get to the station at least 20min before the departure.
Arrival bus station: The arrivals station in Zaragoza is called the Zaragoza Bus Station, and it sits in the same building as the city’s train station. After disembarking from the bus, and before heading out into the city, passengers will find a great number of facilities available to them at the station, including ATMs and accessible restrooms, as well as cafes, shops places to eat and Wi-Fi. To get to the city center, which is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the bus station, passengers can either catch a taxi or hop on a city bus.
Passengers researching buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao will find that there is just one bus company that services the route: Alsa. It provides passengers with a few route options each day. On days where there are two options, the first departure of the day is a direct service; however the second departure will include one transfer in San Sebastian. On days with three route options, the first and last departures will run directly to Zaragoza, and the mid-day route includes the transfer in San Sebastian. With only two to three daily departures, passengers are encouraged to book their bus ticket well in advance.
As the sole bus company providing routes from Bilbao to Zaragoza, Alsa has a few options each day. On Fridays and Sundays, Alsa’s schedule includes three routes: the first departs around 10:30 a.m. and the last around 4:30 p.m.; both services operate direct routes that take approximately 4h 25min. The mid-day service departs around 12:30 p.m. and runs about 6h and 15min, including one transfer. Every other day of the week, Alsa offers two services: the direct route departing around 10:30 a.m., and the single-transfer route departing around 12:30 p.m. However, passengers should consult the Omio website to confirm availability on holidays. The bus type that runs these routes are Comfort buses. If passengers have purchased a bus ticket and need to cancel, Alsa’s ticket policy allows cancellations any time before departure; if the cancellation is made less than 48h ahead of departure, a fee is applied.
Alsa provide passengers with a number of services while they are on the bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao. Each bus offers free Wi-Fi on board, helping passengers to keep abreast of the news, check work emails and see what friends are doing on social media. For longer trips, there is also on-board entertainment and newspapers available. If you are traveling up to Bilbao for a longer visit and need to bring luggage, Alsa’s Comfort buses have ample space for carry-on baggage. Each passenger can bring up to 66 pounds (30 kg) of luggage, free; additional luggage can be brought on for a fee. For individuals looking to carry on musical instruments or equipment, accommodations can be made if bookings are requested in advance, but passengers should review the Omio website for details on allowances. This includes bicycles; only four bicycles can fit on each bus, so passengers must book a space prior to departure. This requirement also applies to pets. Passengers can travel with up to one small domestic pet weighing less than 22 pounds (10 kg). Each pet can ride with Alsa for a reduced ticket price. Guide dogs accompanying their owners can travel for free. Additionally, Alsa offers facilities like designated seating for passengers with accessibility concerns.
When taking a bus from Bilbao, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Abando (Estación). When you arrive in Zaragoza, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Zaragoza, Estación De Autobuses, Zaragoza and Zaragoza, Calle de Miquel Roca i Junyent (Delicias IC).
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza, Estación De Autobuses.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Bilbao-Abando and need to travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Zaragoza most often arrive at Zaragoza, Estación De Autobuses and need to travel around 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from this bus station to the city center.
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