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There are 8 ways to get from A Coruña to Bilbao by train, plane, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO

$73 - $243

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from La Corogne to Bilbao 342.2 miles

$28 - $40

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Fly from A Coruna  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Bilbao (BIO) LCG - BIO

$68 - $204

Train to Vigo, fly  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from A Coruna to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO

$60 - $211

Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Bilbao Ouibus

$40 - $65

Train  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the train from A Coruna to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Bilbao-Abando Ic

$93 - $128

Trenhotel, train  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de San Cristóbal to León Atlantico / ...
  2. Take the train from Leon to Bilbao-Abando Ic

$94 - $122

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from A Coruña to Bilbao 343.5 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from A Coruña to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from A Coruña to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from A Coruña/La Coruña and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from A Coruña to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from A Coruna and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Orense-Empalme. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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The distance between A Coruña and Bilbao is 443 km. The road distance is 549.6 km.

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The best way to get from A Coruña to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 8h 55m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from A Coruña to Bilbao, including transfers.

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A Coruña to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from A Coruña/La Coruña station.

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

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The best way to get from A Coruña to Bilbao is to fly which takes 2h 46m and costs 55€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 8h 55m, you could also train, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from A Coruña to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 276.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between A Coruña, Spain and Bilbao, Spain?

Volotea flies from A Coruña to Bilbao twice a week. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from A Coruña to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
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 A Coruna to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $170
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 A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from A Coruna to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
renfe.com
Train from A Coruna to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de San Cristóbal to León
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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 A Coruña/La Coruña to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from La Corogne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between A Coruña to Bilbao is 550 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from A Coruña to Bilbao.

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Iberia offers flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your A Coruña to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your A Coruña 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 A Coruña and Bilbao. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from A Coruña to A Coruna Airport is to bus which takes 19m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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