Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$131

Average

$131

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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03:20PMBilbao-Abando6h54 10:14PMBarcelona Sants
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$1311One-way

Train schedule from Bilbao to Barcelona

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03:20PMBilbao-Abando6h54 10:14PMBarcelona Sants
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Wed
Dec 8
$117Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$69Vueling
Thu
Dec 9
$56Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$59Vueling
Fri
Dec 10
$56Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$45Vueling
Sat
Dec 11
$48Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$66Air Europa
Sun
Dec 12
$72Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$50Vueling
Mon
Dec 13
$32Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$42Air Europa
Tue
Dec 14
$28Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$45Vueling
Wed
Dec 15
$28Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Thu
Dec 16
$32Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
$32Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$50Vueling
Sat
Dec 18
$28Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$42Air Europa
Sun
Dec 19
$72Renfe Alvia
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Mon
Dec 20
$64Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Tue
Dec 21
$64Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Wed
Dec 22
$72Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$59Vueling
Thu
Dec 23
$72Renfe Alvia
$58Alsa
$55Vueling
Fri
Dec 24
$72Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$64Vueling
Sat
Dec 25
$72Renfe Alvia
$59Alsa
$55Vueling
Sun
Dec 26
$72Renfe Alvia
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Mon
Dec 27
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$58Alsa
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Fastest train times from Bilbao to Barcelona

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Fastest Journey

6 h 54 m

Average

6 h 54 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

467 km

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.

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03:20PMBilbao-Abando6h54 10:14PMBarcelona Sants
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$1311One-way

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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Barcelona

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$66 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

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.

Train providers

Renfe from Bilbao to Barcelona trains

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

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:

    • 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.

    Trains from Bilbao to 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.

    What trains go from Bilbao to Barcelona?

    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.

    How long does the train from Bilbao to Barcelona take?

    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.

    How many trains are there from Bilbao to Barcelona?

    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.

    Where do the trains from Bilbao to Barcelona depart from and arrive at?

    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.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Bilbao to Barcelona
    Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Bilbao to Barcelona.
    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train from Bilbao to Barcelona cost?
    Train tickets between Bilbao and Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $32 (€27)  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    The train price from Bilbao to Barcelona is on average $66 (€56)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
    How far is it from Bilbao to Barcelona by train?
    The distance from Bilbao to Barcelona by train is approximately 289 miles (466 km).
    What is the Bilbao to Barcelona train travel time?
    The train time to Barcelona from Bilbao is on average 6 h 54 min  for the 289 miles (466 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Bilbao and Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What train station in Bilbao goes to Barcelona? What train station do I come into Barcelona from Bilbao?

    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.

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

    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.

    What train companies offer a service between Bilbao and Barcelona?
    Take the Bilbao to Barcelona train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Bilbao to Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct train from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    Yes, there are 2 direct trains per day from Bilbao to Barcelona. You can look to travel with Renfe Alvia  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    How many train services are there from Bilbao to Barcelona a day?
    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Bilbao to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    The first Bilbao to Barcelona train departs at 2: 20 PM   and the last train from Bilbao to Barcelona leaves at 2: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Bilbao to Barcelona on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    When should I purchase the Bilbao to Barcelona train for the best deals on tickets?
    If you buy the Bilbao to Barcelona train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $66 (€56). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Bilbao to Barcelona. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Bilbao
    Barcelona
    Bilbao-Abando is the most popular Bilbao 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 Bilbao for your trip to Barcelona.