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from Barcelona to Bilbao

You can get from Barcelona to Bilbao by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Bilbao on Sep 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h15 10:10AMBilbao
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$1121One-way
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08:50AMBarcelona Sants6h32 03:22PMBilbao-Abando
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$561One-way
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11:30AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h15 12:45PMBilbao
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$1041One-way
07:30AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h15 08:45AMBilbao
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$1421One-way
09:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h15 11:00PMBilbao
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$1311One-way

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Mon
Sep 27
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$61Alsa
$92Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
$50Renfe
$61Alsa
$92Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$50Renfe
$61Alsa
$69Vueling
Thu
Sep 30
$50Renfe
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Fri
Oct 1
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$61Alsa
$61Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$58Renfe
$61Alsa
$48Vueling
Sun
Oct 3
$50Renfe
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Mon
Oct 4
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$61Alsa
$43Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
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$61Alsa
$37Vueling
Wed
Oct 6
$41Renfe
$61Alsa
$37Vueling
Thu
Oct 7
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$61Alsa
$37Vueling
Fri
Oct 8
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$61Alsa
$48Vueling
Sat
Oct 9
$74Renfe
$61Alsa
$69Vueling
Sun
Oct 10
$41Renfe
$61Alsa
$37Vueling
Mon
Oct 11
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$61Alsa
$39Vueling
Tue
Oct 12
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$43Vueling
Wed
Oct 13
$58Renfe
$61Alsa
$37Vueling
Thu
Oct 14
$58Renfe
$61Alsa
$39Vueling
Fri
Oct 15
$58Renfe
$61Alsa
$39Vueling
Sat
Oct 16
$33Renfe
$61Alsa
$43Vueling
Sun
Oct 17
$50Renfe
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Bilbao

distanceDistance289 miles (466 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$57 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $57 (€46) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $57 (€46) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa, Alsa or Renfe

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 289 miles (466 km) from Barcelona to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $57 (€46). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Europa, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Barcelona to Bilbao.

How to get from Barcelona to Bilbao

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao, 41,19% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I get from Barcelona to Bilbao?

There are 3 travel options from Barcelona to Bilbao: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Barcelona to Bilbao?

The cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao is by taking a flight with an average price of $57 (€46).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

A flight is generally $4 (€3) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $61 (€49) from Barcelona to Bilbao.

Taking a flight is about $18 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $75 (€60) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao?

The quickest way to travel between Barcelona and Bilbao is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by train can take on average 6 h 32 min.

How many miles from Barcelona to Bilbao would I travel?

The Barcelona to Bilbao distance is around 289 miles (466 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Barcelona to Bilbao?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Bilbao is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Bilbao from Barcelona as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Barcelona to Bilbao, what are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and Bilbao?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Bilbao:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando.
Which travel companies can take me from Barcelona to Bilbao?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Bilbao:

  • You can travel by plane from Barcelona to Bilbao with Air Europa, and you can find Air Europa Barcelona to Bilbao tickets for $57 (€46) on Omio.
  • You can go to Bilbao from Barcelona by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $61 (€49) with Alsa from Barcelona to Bilbao on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Barcelona to Bilbao with Renfe. Cheap tickets can be found for $75 (€60) with Renfe from Barcelona to Bilbao.
Can I find a direct route between Barcelona and Bilbao?

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bilbao as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and Bilbao.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Barcelona to Bilbao?
Looking to extend your trip from Barcelona to Bilbao? Many Omio customers who go from Barcelona to Bilbao usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Donostia-San Sebastian or Pamplona. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Donostia-San Sebastian or Pamplona from Bilbao, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Barcelona to Bilbao, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $57 (€46) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $61 (€49) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $75 (€60) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Bilbao tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Bilbao
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
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Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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Barcelona Estació De França
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