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Travel Information between Lisbon and Bilbao

distanceDistance450 miles (725 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$48 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $48 (€40) • 13 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $69 (€58) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Alsa

Take a flight or bus to travel 450 miles (725 km) between Lisbon and Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $48 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Europa or Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Lisbon to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lisbon 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 Lisbon to Bilbao.

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Bilbao, Spain if I’m coming from Lisbon, Portugal?

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from Portugal?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What measures do I need to follow in Bilbao, Spain due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 12/9/21; 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 Lisbon and Bilbao.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Portugal from Bilbao, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to Lisbon, Portugal from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lisbon, Portugal from Bilbao, Spain?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lisbon from Bilbao?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Lisbon, Portugal regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Portugal must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/9/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lisbon from Bilbao here.

How do I travel from Lisbon to Bilbao?

There are 2 travel options from Lisbon to Bilbao: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Lisbon and Bilbao?

The cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to Bilbao is by taking a bus with an average price of $48 (€40).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

A bus is generally $21 (€18) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $69 (€58) from Lisbon to Bilbao.

What is the quickest way from Lisbon to Bilbao?

The fastest way from Lisbon to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by bus can take on average 13 h 45 min.

How far is it from Lisbon to Bilbao?

Bilbao is approximately 450 miles (725 km) away from Lisbon.

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

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Bilbao is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Lisbon and Bilbao as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lisbon to Bilbao?

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

  • You can go to Bilbao from Lisbon by plane with Air Europa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $69 (€58) with Air Europa from Lisbon to Bilbao on Omio.
  • You can travel from Lisbon to Bilbao by bus with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $48 (€40) with Alsa from Lisbon to Bilbao.

Is there a way to travel directly from Lisbon to Bilbao?

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland.

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 from Lisbon to Bilbao.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Lisbon to Bilbao?

Your trip from Lisbon to Bilbao doesn't have to end in Bilbao. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’d like to add Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian to your Lisbon to Bilbao tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bilbao today!

How far in advance should I buy my Lisbon to Bilbao one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $69 (€58) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $48 (€40) one way on average for this journey.

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