Barcelona to Bilbao train

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:45AMBarcelona Sants6h51 03:36PMBilbao-Abando
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08:45AMBarcelona Sants6h51 03:36PMBilbao-Abando
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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Fastest Journey

6 h 51 m

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6 h 51 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

467 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Barcelona for Bilbao every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:45AMBarcelona Sants6h51 03:36PMBilbao-Abando
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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price$62 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe Alvia or Renfe

Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao cover the 289 miles (466 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 51 min with our travel partners like Renfe Alvia or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $48 (€42), but the average price of train tickets is $62 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Train providers: Renfe from Barcelona to Bilbao trains

Buy your official Renfe train tickets between Barcelona and Bilbao from $48 (€42) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

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Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Barcelona to Bilbao trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Travel on the Renfe train from Barcelona to Bilbao with Omio

    Search for your Renfe Barcelona Bilbao train journey in Omio to see all options, timetables and prices. Filter based on your preferences and select the train that best suits your needs, be it the cheapest, fastest or most convenient. You can book and pay directly on the Omio website or in the free app on your smartphone and receive your tickets immediately. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact our customer service.

    What train goes from Barcelona to Bilbao?

    One of the quickest and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao is by train. This route is mainly carried out by trains Alvia from Renfe. These trains are modern models, so they guarantee passenger comfort. It is possible to choose different options: tourist or tourist+ tickets and also between the different seats of the train. There is no AVE Barcelona Bilbao option.

    How long is the train from Barcelona to Bilbao?

    In Barcelona Bilbao trains there are two types of routes: direct and stop. The direct route takes approximately 6.5 hours, while the stop trip takes about 7 hours and 10 minutes. The route of the latter passes through different cities in the Spanish geography (Lleida, Zaragoza, Logroño, etc.). Despite this, the duration between the two is quite similar, with only 40 minutes difference.

    At what time does the first and last train Barcelona-Bilbao of the day leave?

    To make the journey in Barcelona Bilbao train is generally possible to have three trains a day. The first one leaves at 7:30 and the last one at 15:30. Both trains have a similar duration of their journey, 6 hours and a half. Thus, the arrival would be at 14:00 and 22:00, respectively.

    What is the price of the Barcelona-Bilbao train ticket?

    The average price of the Barcelona Bilbao train ticket is about 46.25 €. However, this price may vary depending on when the ticket is taken out, whether there are promotions at that time and also if you choose Tourist or Tourist+ class. Generally the price is similar regardless of the schedule of the day's trains.

    Which station does Barcelona-Bilbao leave from and which one does it go to?

    The stations from which trains depart and arrive are Barcelona-Sants and Bilbao-Abando. To get to both stations it is possible to use the public transport of each city, mainly the public bus lines and the metro. Specifically, this route does not have access at night, due to its schedules. Finally, these trains offer toilets and access facilities for people with some degree of disability. Also, depending on the season, it is possible to enjoy the Club Room.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Bilbao 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 Barcelona to Bilbao.
    FAQs
    Train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $48 (€42)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Barcelona to Bilbao train price to come in at an average of $62 (€54)  one way.
    The distance between Barcelona and Bilbao by train is approximately 289 miles (466 km).
    On average the Barcelona to Bilbao train travel time is 6 h 51 min  for the 289 miles (466 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a train from Barcelona, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When you arrive in Bilbao, your train can arrive in train stations including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Barcelona Sants   to Bilbao-Abando.

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Bilbao most often arrive at Bilbao-Abando and need to travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from this train station to the city center.

    Take the Barcelona to Bilbao train with Renfe Alvia or Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Bilbao from Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Barcelona to Bilbao, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe Alvia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Bilbao. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train departing from Barcelona to Bilbao leaves at 7: 45 AM. The last train departing from Barcelona to Bilbao leaves at 7: 45 AM. You can find the latest Barcelona to Bilbao train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao is on average $62 (€54) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Bilbao from Barcelona available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

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    Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your trip to Bilbao.
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