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 $ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 67.
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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||$72 (€58)|
|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 route 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. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $72 (€58), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $42 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
You can travel by train from Bilbao to Barcelona with Renfe for as low as $42 (€33). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
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 Bilbao to Barcelona 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.
Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Bilbao and Barcelona:
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 taking a train from Bilbao, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia. When you arrive in Barcelona, your train can arrive in train stations including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Barcelona.
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