The cheapest trains from Bilbao to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$67

Average

$67

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.

Cheapest
03:20PMBilbao-Abando6h54 10:14PMBarcelona Sants
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$671One-way

Timetable Bilbao to Barcelona

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03:20PMBilbao-Abando6h54 10:14PMBarcelona Sants
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Fri
Sep 17
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$57Air Europa
Sat
Sep 18
$67Renfe
$61Alsa
$57Air Europa
Sun
Sep 19
$122Renfe
$61Alsa
$62Vueling
Mon
Sep 20
$66Renfe
$46Alsa
$52Vueling
Tue
Sep 21
$42Renfe
$46Alsa
$52Air Europa
Wed
Sep 22
$50Renfe
$46Alsa
$52Vueling
Thu
Sep 23
$50Renfe
$46Alsa
$52Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$50Renfe
$46Alsa
$57Air Europa
Sat
Sep 25
$50Renfe
$61Alsa
$37Vueling
Sun
Sep 26
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$61Alsa
$57Air Europa
Mon
Sep 27
$50Renfe
$46Alsa
$55Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
$33Renfe
$46Alsa
$37Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$29Renfe
$46Alsa
$52Vueling
Thu
Sep 30
$42Renfe
$46Alsa
$37Vueling
Fri
Oct 1
$42Renfe
$46Alsa
$47Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$42Renfe
$61Alsa
$47Vueling
Sun
Oct 3
$50Renfe
$61Alsa
$57Air Europa
Mon
Oct 4
$33Renfe
$46Alsa
$37Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
$29Renfe
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Wed
Oct 6
$29Renfe
$46Alsa
$37Vueling
Thu
Oct 7
$33Renfe
$46Alsa
$37Vueling

The fastest trains from Bilbao to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

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.

Fastest
03:20PMBilbao-Abando6h54 10:14PMBarcelona Sants
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$671One-way

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Train Information from Bilbao to Barcelona

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$72 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

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.

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 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:

    • 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 are cheap trains from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Bilbao to Barcelona to cost as little as $42 (€33)  in the next 7 days.
    What is the price of a train ticket between Bilbao and Barcelona?
    The Bilbao to Barcelona train ticket price is on average $72 (€58)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How far is Bilbao to Barcelona by train?
    The Bilbao to Barcelona train distance is approximately 289 miles (466 km).
    How long is the train from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    On average the Bilbao to Barcelona train time is 6 h 54 min  covering the 289 miles (466 km) long journey, but the journey time 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 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.

    Where is the train station in Bilbao? Where is the train station in Barcelona?

    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.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    Take the Bilbao to Barcelona train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Bilbao and Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Can I buy a direct train from Bilbao to Barcelona?
    Yes, there are 2 direct trains per day from Bilbao to Barcelona with Renfe, 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 purchase your train ticket.
    How many trains per day are there between Bilbao and Barcelona?
    The average number of trains departing Bilbao for Barcelona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first train from Bilbao to Barcelona? When can I take the last train for the day?
    You can take the first train from Bilbao to Barcelona at 1: 20 PM. The last train from Bilbao to Barcelona that you can take departs at 1: 20 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Bilbao to Barcelona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    When should I book the Bilbao to Barcelona train for the best deals on tickets?
    If you book a train ticket from Bilbao to Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $72 (€58) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Barcelona from Bilbao are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Bilbao
    Barcelona
    Bilbao-Abando
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