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 Bilbao to Barcelona will cost around $ 131 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 131.
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6 h 54 m
6 h 54 m
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Of the 1 trains that leave Bilbao for Barcelona 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 54 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 54 m .
The slowest trains will take 6 h 54 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.
|Distance||289 miles (466 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||$66 (€56)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
Trains from Bilbao to Barcelona cover the 289 miles (466 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 54 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $32 (€27), but the average price of train tickets is $66 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
Renfe trains will get you to Barcelona from Bilbao from $32 (€27). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train to Barcelona from Bilbao:
This 610 km route is covered daily by long-distance direct trains. A large part of this route runs on high-speed roads, which allows the trip time, which currently does not exceed 7 hours, to be reduced to a minimum. All Bilbao-Barcelona trains have reclining seats with footrests, individual side tables and connection ports for audio and video.
Bilbao Barcelona trains operate under the commercial name of Alvia and are managed by Renfe. The Alvia ticket allows free travel on commuter trains 4 hours before the start of the Bilbao-Barcelona journey and 4 hours after the end of the journey. This service is called "Combined Cercanías" and is applicable both in the city of origin and in the city of destination.
Bilbao Barcelona trains take approximately 6 hours and 50 minutes to connect both cities. During this route intermediate stops are made in Miranda de Ebro, Logroño, Alfaro, Castejón de Ebro, Tudela de Navarra, Lleida, Zaragoza and Tarragona, among other Spanish towns. All connections Bilbao-Barcelona are direct.
From Monday to Sunday there are 2 daily trains between Bilbao and Barcelona. The first train leaves first thing in the morning and the second at mid-afternoon. This timetable and the number of daily connections remain unchanged throughout the year, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Bilbao-Abando Station Indalecio Prieto: is located in the central district of Abando and connects with other areas of Bilbao by metro lines 1 and 2. Outside there is a stop for Bizkaibus intercity buses that connect the railway terminal with numerous towns in Bizkaia. The railway complex is home to cafés, restaurants, post office, bookstore and car rental services.
Barcelona-Sants station: is located in the district of Sants-Montjuic and communicates with other neighbourhoods of the city by day and night bus service and metro lines 3 and 5. There are also direct connections with Barcelona-El Prat airport via the metro line L9 Sud. The station has lockers, ATMs, cafeterias, shops, pharmacy and hotel.
When departing from Bilbao, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your route in train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.
Omio customers book a train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Bilbao-Abando, is located 0.2 miles (339 m) from the city center of Bilbao.
The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Barcelona.
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