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Travel Information from London to Bilbao

distanceDistance583 miles (940 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$30 - $168
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $30 (€25) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $30 (€25) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling or BlaBlaCar Bus

Take a flight or bus to travel 583 miles (940 km) between London and Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Vueling or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Bilbao.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London 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 London to Bilbao.

Is international travel between London, United Kingdom and Bilbao, Spain allowed?

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Bilbao, Spain is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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
  • 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 1/20/22; 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 London and Bilbao.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Bilbao, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to London from Bilbao restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

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

What are the ways to get from London to Bilbao?

There are 2 ways to travel from London to Bilbao including taking a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from London to Bilbao?

The cheapest way to go to Bilbao from London is by taking a flight, which costs on average $30 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bilbao:

Taking a flight is about $138 (€115) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $168 (€140) for this route.

What is the fastest way from London to Bilbao?

The fastest way from London to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by bus can take on average 20 h 35 min.

What is the distance from London to Bilbao?

The London to Bilbao distance is around 583 miles (940 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Bilbao?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers take a bus from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road to Bilbao, Zorroza.

Which travel operators can get me to Bilbao from London?

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

  • Vueling can take you to Bilbao by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from London to Bilbao for $30 (€25).
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Bilbao. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus London to Bilbao tickets on Omio for $168 (€140).

Where should I go next after I travel from London to Bilbao?

Many of our customers traveling from London to Bilbao don't make Bilbao their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bilbao are Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bilbao to any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket from London to Bilbao online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $30 (€25) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $168 (€140) one way.

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