Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao

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Cheapest

$57

Average

$57

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 $ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 57.

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08:50AMBarcelona Sants6h32 03:22PMBilbao-Abando
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$571One-way

Train schedule from Barcelona to Bilbao

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08:50AMBarcelona Sants6h32 03:22PMBilbao-Abando
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Mon
Jan 17
$51Renfe Alvia
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Tue
Jan 18
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
Wed
Jan 19
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$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
Thu
Jan 20
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
Fri
Jan 21
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
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Jan 22
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
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Jan 23
$42Renfe Alvia
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Mon
Jan 24
$25Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$42Vueling
Tue
Jan 25
$34Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$47Vueling
Wed
Jan 26
$34Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$36Vueling
Thu
Jan 27
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$51Vueling
Fri
Jan 28
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
Sat
Jan 29
$51Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$51Vueling
Sun
Jan 30
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$62Vueling
Mon
Jan 31
$59Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$36Vueling
Tue
Feb 1
$34Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$34Vueling
Wed
Feb 2
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$36Vueling
Thu
Feb 3
$51Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa
Fri
Feb 4
$51Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$36Vueling
Sat
Feb 5
$42Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$57Air Europa

Fastest train times from Barcelona to Bilbao

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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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$571One-way

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao cover the 289 miles (466 km) long journey 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 journey costs around $46 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $42 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Train providers: Renfe from Barcelona to Bilbao trains

You can travel by train from Barcelona to Bilbao with Renfe for as low as $42 (€35). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets between Barcelona and Bilbao don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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.

    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 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

    How much does a cheap train between Barcelona and Bilbao cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Barcelona to Bilbao to cost as little as $42 (€35)  in the next 7 days.

    How much does it cost to take a train between Barcelona and Bilbao?

    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Barcelona to Bilbao train to cost on average $46 (€38)  one way.

    How far is Bilbao from Barcelona by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Bilbao from Barcelona by train to be approximately 289 miles (466 km).

    How long is the train between Barcelona and Bilbao?

    The train time between Barcelona and Bilbao is on average 6 h 32 min  for the 289 miles (466 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Barcelona to Bilbao by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    Which train station from Barcelona to Bilbao do I depart from? Which Bilbao train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

    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.

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

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Bilbao-Abando, located 0.2 miles (339 m) away from the city center.

    Which train providers can take me between Barcelona and Bilbao?

    For the best Barcelona to Bilbao train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Barcelona to Bilbao to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Bilbao?

    Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Barcelona to Bilbao with Renfe Alvia, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.

    How many train services are there from Barcelona to Bilbao a day?

    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.

    When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Bilbao? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Bilbao?

    The earliest train for this route departs from Barcelona at 7: 50 AM. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 7: 50 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Barcelona to Bilbao and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    When should I buy the Barcelona to Bilbao train for the best deals on tickets?

    If you book a train ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $46 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Barcelona and Bilbao are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Barcelona
    Bilbao
    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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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17