The cheapest trains from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

$56

Average

$56

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.

The average ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao will cost around $ 56 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 56.

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08:50AMBarcelona Sants6h32 03:22PMBilbao-Abando
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$561One-way

Timetable Barcelona to Bilbao

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08:50AMBarcelona Sants6h32 03:22PMBilbao-Abando
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Sep 28
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Oct 6
$41Renfe
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Oct 8
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Oct 9
$75Renfe
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Oct 10
$41Renfe
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Oct 11
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Oct 13
$58Renfe
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Oct 14
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Oct 15
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Oct 16
$33Renfe
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Oct 17
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The fastest trains from Barcelona to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

6 h 32 m

Average

6 h 32 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.

These direct trains cover the 467 km distance in an average of 6 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 32 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:50AMBarcelona Sants6h32 03:22PMBilbao-Abando
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$561One-way

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Train Information to Bilbao from Barcelona

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao cover the 289 miles (466 km) long route taking on average 6 h 32 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $54 (€44), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $50 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

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Renfe between Barcelona and Bilbao

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Renfe

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.

    These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Barcelona and Bilbao:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

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    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.

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    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains to Bilbao from Barcelona?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Barcelona to Bilbao to cost as little as $50 (€40)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train from Barcelona to Bilbao on average?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Barcelona to Bilbao train to cost on average $54 (€44)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Barcelona to Bilbao by train?
    The distance between Barcelona and Bilbao by train is approximately 289 miles (466 km).
    How many hours is the train time to Bilbao from Barcelona?
    On average the Barcelona to Bilbao train time is 6 h 32 min  covering the 289 miles (466 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the train from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from? Which Bilbao train station do I come into from Barcelona?

    Some of the Barcelona train stations to Bilbao you can start your journey from include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bilbao include Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Bilbao-Abando.

    Where is the departure train station in Barcelona located? Where is the arrival train station in Bilbao located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Barcelona.

    The most popular arrival train station, Bilbao-Abando, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Bilbao.

    What train providers go from Barcelona to Bilbao?
    If you're looking for trains from Barcelona to Bilbao, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Bilbao. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Barcelona to Bilbao journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there from Barcelona to Bilbao?
    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Bilbao is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Barcelona to Bilbao?
    You can take the first train from Barcelona to Bilbao at 6: 50 AM. The last train from Barcelona to Bilbao that you can take departs at 6: 50 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Barcelona to Bilbao schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I book Barcelona to Bilbao train tickets to get the best deals?
    You can find trains to Bilbao from Barcelona to cost on average $54 (€44) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Barcelona to Bilbao train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Barcelona
    Bilbao
    Barcelona Estació De França
    Amenities
    Barcelona Sants
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    Refreshments