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.
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Trains per day
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.
|Distance||289 miles (466 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h|
|Average train ticket price||$66 (€62)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Renfe ALVIA or Renfe|
Trains from Bilbao to Barcelona cover the 289 miles (466 km) long route taking on average 7 h with our travel partners like Renfe ALVIA or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $66 (€62), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $59 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
For as little as $59 (€56) you can travel by train to Barcelona from Bilbao with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
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.
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 trip from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your trip 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.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Barcelona.
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