How to travel from León to Bilbao

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from León to Bilbao

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

Our recommendation

To get from León to Bilbao on Jul 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:45PMLeón5h35 09:20PMBilbao
1 transfer
03:45PMLeón5h35 09:20PMBilbao
1 transfer
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01:00PMLeón7h10 08:10PMBilbao
1 transfer
10:15PMLeón6h15 04:30AMBilbao
1 transfer
09:00AMLeón7h40 04:40PMBilbao
1 transfer

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Travel Information from León to Bilbao

distanceDistance141 miles (227 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeBus • $33 (€30) • 5 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa

Travel 141 miles (227 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Bilbao from León. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from León to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from León to Bilbao

Travel to Bilbao 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 León to Bilbao.

There are 4 ways to travel between León and Bilbao including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bilbao from León is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bilbao:

A ferry is generally $33 (€30) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $33 (€30) from León to Bilbao.

Taking a ferry is about $2 (€2) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $2 (€2) for this trip.

A ferry is $1 (€1) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from León to Bilbao costing on average $1 (€1).

The fastest way from León to Bilbao is by bus with an average journey time of 5 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bilbao that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 141 miles (227 km) from León to Bilbao.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Leon and tend to arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
  • Flights mostly leave from Leon and tend to arrive in Bilbao.
  • Trains most often depart from León at León and arrive in Bilbao at Bilbao-Abando.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from León to Bilbao, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Alsa can take you to Bilbao by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from León to Bilbao for $33 (€30).

Yes, there are direct routes from León to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from León to Bilbao often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your León and Bilbao itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bilbao and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from León to Bilbao, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $33 (€30) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from León to Bilbao online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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