How to travel from Bilbao to Lisbon

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from Bilbao to Lisbon

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

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flight

To get from Bilbao to Lisbon on Jul 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMBilbao1h40 03:40PMLisbon Portela Airport
0 transfers
2131One-way
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09:20AMBilbao-Abando36h00 08:20PMLisboa - Santa Apolonia
3 transfers
1131One-way
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09:05PMBilbao10h40 06:45AMLisbon Portela Airport
1 transfer
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09:05PMBilbao14h45 10:50AMLisbon Portela Airport
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06:50AMBilbao2h05 07:55AMLisbon Portela Airport
0 transfers
3431One-way

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Travel Information to Lisbon from Bilbao

distanceDistance450 miles (725 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $65 (€58) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Vueling

Travel 450 miles (725 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Bilbao to Lisbon. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Bilbao to Lisbon.

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Travel to Lisbon 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 Lisbon.
FAQs

International travel from Bilbao, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal is: Partially open.

Can I enter Portugal if coming from Spain?

Entry into Portugal is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lisbon if traveling from Bilbao?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira

What measures do I need to follow in Lisbon, Portugal due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Portugal must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Bilbao and Lisbon.

The restriction level for your return to Bilbao, Spain from Portugal is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Bilbao from Lisbon restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Bilbao from Lisbon?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 7/1/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Bilbao from Lisbon closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel between Bilbao and Lisbon 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Lisbon:

Taking a ferry is usually $49 (€44) less than taking a bus to Lisbon, which costs on average $49 (€44) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $65 (€58) less than taking a flight to Lisbon, which costs on average $65 (€58) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $1 (€1) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $1 (€1) from Bilbao to Lisbon.

The fastest way to get to Lisbon from Bilbao is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Lisbon can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 13 h 25 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Lisbon by train can take on average 33 h 31 min.

The distance from Bilbao to Lisbon is approximately 450 miles (725 km).

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Lisbon is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bilbao to Lisbon:

  • Buses from Bilbao to Lisbon most often leave from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.
  • Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon most often leave from Bilbao and arrive in Lisbon Portela Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Lisboa - Oriente.

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

  • You can take a bus from Bilbao to Lisbon with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $49 (€44) with Alsa from Bilbao to Lisbon.
  • You can travel between Bilbao and Lisbon by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $65 (€58) with Vueling from Bilbao to Lisbon.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Alsa or Eurolines Switzerland.
  • You can take a direct flight with White Airways.

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

Omio customers who travel from Bilbao to Lisbon often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Porto or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lisbon and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $49 (€44) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $65 (€58) one way on average for this route.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $1 (€1) one way.

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

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