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There are 7 ways to get from Alicante to Bilbao by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Alicante  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bilbao (BIO) ALC - BIO

$58 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus via Zaragoza  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao

$50 - $113

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Train to Valencia, fly  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bilbao (BIO) VLC - BIO

$68 - $228

Train via Madrid Atocha  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando A

$120 - $165

Bus Bilman Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Bilbao

$52

Train  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Zaragoza Delicias Ir
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$103 - $132

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Bilbao 488.1 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Bilbao is to bus which costs 45€ and takes 11 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Bilbao is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 51 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Bilbao is 584 km. The road distance is 781 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Alicante to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Alicante to Bilbao bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Bilbao is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs 50€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 8 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ and takes 11 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 365.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Bilbao, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and Air Europa fly from Alicante to Bilbao every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 8 h 51 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
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 Alicante to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Alicante - bus station to Valence - bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Valencia to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Alicante to Bilbao bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at Bilbao station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Bilbao is 781 km. It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive from Alicante to Bilbao.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Alicante Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 454+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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