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Cheap bus tickets and times from Zaragoza to Bilbao

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Fastest Journey

3 h 30 m


4 h 3 m

Buses per day



245 km

Cheap bus tickets from Zaragoza to Bilbao start from $27 with an average ticket price of $27.

The fastest bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao takes 3h 30m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 3m and covers a distance of 245 km.

5 buses leave Zaragoza for Bilbao every day with 5 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao

distanceDistance152 miles (245 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€23)
frequencyBus frequency9 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 6 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersAlsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Conda or Jimenez

Buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao cover the 152 miles (245 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Conda or Jimenez. Normally, there are 9 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $26 (€23), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $20 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Zaragoza, Estación Central de Autobuses and arrive in Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses.

Bus companies: Alsa, Infobus and BlaBlaCar from Zaragoza to Bilbao

You can travel by bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao with Alsa, Infobus and BlaBlaCar for as low as $26 (€23). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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.

Alsa from Zaragoza to Bilbao bus information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: $26
  • Alsa frequency: 8 a day

Buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao

Individuals traveling by bus from the in-land city of Zaragoza to Bilbao, on the northern coast of Spain, can expect the 188-mile (303-km) journey to take around 4h. Buses run the route one to two times a day throughout the week. Upon arriving in Bilbao, head to the iconic Guggenheim Museum, which was inaugurated in the city in 1997; after visiting the museum, hop from bar to bar enjoying Pintxos, which is the Basque version of tapas served in most bars across the city.


How long is the journey by bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao?

Travelers who have opted to travel by bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao will find that the trip northward will typically take between about 4h and about 4h 15min. While passengers can expect a direct route while traveling between the two cities, there are no non-stop options available—each route will call on at least one or more locations along the journey. However, there are no routes that require passengers to transfer to another bus or mode of transportation.


How many buses are there from Zaragoza to Bilbao?

While the frequency of buses that service the route from Zaragoza to Bilbao each day is low, passengers can find that the trip is made about once daily on weekdays and Saturdays. The single service departs from the Zaragoza Bus Station around mid-afternoon, during typical off-peak travel hours. On most Sundays there are two buses that service the route: one in the late morning and a second about mid-afternoon. Passengers who are interested in purchasing a bus ticket for a journey around the holidays are encouraged to consult the Omio website in advance of their trip to determine if there are bus trips available.


What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao?

Departure bus station: The Zaragoza Bus Station, which shares space with the city’s train station, is the only departure station for buses to Bilbao. The passengers arriving at the station for the bus terminal will enter from the river-side part of the building. The bus terminal is on the lower level. From the city center, the station is about a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) trip. Passengers can opt to get there by taxi, by city bus or by car. At Zaragoza Train Station, passengers will find a range of services and facilities, including shops, cafes, restroom and Wi-Fi, as well as ATMs and accessible restrooms. It is recommended to get to the station around 30min before the departure.

Arrival bus station: Passengers traveling to Bilbao will arrive at the city’s bus station, Bilbao Intermodal Station. Upon disembarking from the bus, you will find many amenities at the station, such as shops, cafes and bars, as well as free Wi-Fi, accessible restrooms and luggage storage for passengers who may want to deposit their items someplace safe while they explore the city on a day trip. From Bilbao Intermodal, it is a quick 1-mile (1.6-km) walk to the center of the city. However, if you’re traveling with a bit of luggage to carry, passengers will find easy access to taxis, city buses or the local metro.


Which bus companies travel from Zaragoza to Bilbao?

Alsa is the only bus company that provides buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao. The services provided offer passengers with a single, direct route each day—with the exception of Sundays, when there are two routes from which passengers can select. Because of the limited frequency of departures, it is important that passengers book their bus ticket well in advance of the departure date to ensure that a seat is secured for the journey. The length of the journey does not vary from day-to-day, so passengers can feel comfortable that booking on an alternate travel date will not result in a prolonged journey.


Alsa Zaragoza to Bilbao

As the only company provideing buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao, Alsa offers reliable daily services. Every week, on Mondays through Saturdays, a bus to Bilbao will depart from the Zaragoza Bus Station around 3:45 p.m. and will stop twice along the journey of roughly 4h 15min. Service doubles on Sundays, when Alsa’s schedule includes two options: one around 11:45 a.m., which has one stop and runs about 4h, and a second that departs around 3:45 p.m., which has two stops and also takes about 4h 15min. All services provided run direct to Bilbao and on Comfort buses, which is the bus type that runs the route. Passengers who have purchased a bus ticket for one of these journeys, but need to cancel will find Alsa’s ticket policy allows cancellations any time prior to departure; cancellations made at least 48h in advance are free. There is a fee for cancellations made within 48h of departure.


Zaragoza to Bilbao Bus: Services on board

The Alsa buses from Zaragoza to Bilbao provide passengers with many services to keep their needs accommodated along the ride. With free Wi-Fi on-board every trip, you can peruse social media, keep up-to-date with work emails and see what’s going on the in news. In fact, passengers are also provided with newspapers and on-board entertainment. For individuals traveling with luggage, up to 66 pounds (30 kg) of carry-on baggage is allowed per person, free of charge; luggage weighing more will incur a fee. As there is limited space on each bus, passengers traveling with musical instruments or sports equipment are encouraged to consult the Omio website for specifics on bus company allowances. With regard to bicycles, the buses can accommodate up to four bicycles. To secure one of these spots, a space should be booked in advance. The same applies to pets. Passengers are allowed to purchase a reduced-price ticket to travel with one small domestic pet weighing no more than 22 pounds (10 kg). For passengers with accessibility needs, guide dogs can travel for free. Alsa also offers facilities such as designated, accessible seating for passengers with mobility issues, as well as any other measure of support that the company is able to provide customers in need of additional help.

FAQs: Bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao

FAQs: Take the bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Zaragoza to Bilbao.
Cheap bus tickets from Zaragoza to Bilbao can start from as little as $20 (€18) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Zaragoza to Bilbao is $26 (€23); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Zaragoza to Bilbao bus time is 3 h 30 min   covering the 152 mile (245 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao leaves at 5: 30 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao leaves at 6: 30 PM.
Yes, there are 6 direct buses a day from Zaragoza to Bilbao with Alsa. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
Take the Zaragoza to Bilbao bus with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus, Conda or Jimenez. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the trip to Bilbao from Zaragoza as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Zaragoza, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Zaragoza, Estación Central de Autobuses, Zaragoza and Zaragoza, Centro Comercial Plaza rotonda (vuelta). When arriving in Bilbao, you can end your route in bus stations like Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, Bilbao, Zorroza and Bilbao, Abando (Estación).

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Zaragoza, Estación Central de Autobuses, which is located around 4.3 miles (6.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Bilbao from Zaragoza is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao is February.
You have options as you can travel to Bilbao from Zaragoza 2 different ways: bus or train.

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