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There are 6 ways to get from Salamanca to Bilbao by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Bilbao Ouibus

$28 - $95

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Salamanca to Bilbao 248 miles

$18 - $40

4 alternative options

Train  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Valladolid Campo Grande Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Bilbao-Abando A

$50 - $74

Bus via Chavarri 111  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Sestao

$34 - $51

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Salamanca to Bilbao 248.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO

$70 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Salamanca to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Salamanca to Bilbao is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salamanca and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salamanca to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Salamanca and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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The distance between Salamanca and Bilbao is 341 km. The road distance is 397.1 km.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs 25€ - 85€.

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The bus from Salamanca to Bilbao takes 5h 45m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Salamanca to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Salamanca station.

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Salamanca to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Salamanca station.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Bilbao is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs 25€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 5h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Salamanca to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 212.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain and Bilbao, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Salamanca to Bilbao 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salamanca to Bilbao via Valladolid Campo Grande in around 5h 54m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Salamanca to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Salamanca to Sestao
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salamanca to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Salamanca to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Salamanca to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salamanca to Bilbao is 397 km. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Salamanca to Bilbao.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Salamanca to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Salamanca to Bilbao bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 453+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salamanca and Bilbao. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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