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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Porto  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Bilbao (BIO) OPO - BIO

$57 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus Iberocoach  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao 786

$40 - $100

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Train to Vigo, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO

$56 - $208

Bus Rede Expressos  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Viseu Centro
  2. Take the bus from Viseu Bus Terminal to Bilbao

$58 - $85

Train  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar Ic
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Bilbao-Abando Ic

$105 - $146

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Porto to Bilbao 442.5 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Bilbao is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 12h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Bilbao is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce and arriving at Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Porto(Campanha) and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Vigo-Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 36m.

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The distance between Porto and Bilbao is 524 km. The road distance is 708 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 10h 45m and costs 35€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Porto to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Porto to Bilbao bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce station.

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Porto to Bilbao train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Porto(Campanha) station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 10h 45m, you could also train, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 14h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 327.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Bilbao, Spain?

Volotea, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Porto to Bilbao 3 times a day. Alternatively, Iberocoach operates a bus from Porto to Bilbao once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 10h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
cp.pt
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 Vigo-Guixar to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
11h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto, Porto to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.viageos.com
Bus from Porto to Viseu
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
barquense.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu Bus Terminal to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Porto to Bilbao bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao station.

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Bilbao is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 8:22 AM in Porto and 9:22 AM in Bilbao.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Bilbao is 708 km. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Porto to Bilbao.

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Volotea, TAP Portugal, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Porto to Bilbao bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 461+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to Metro which takes 29m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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