There are 6 ways to get from Alicante 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 16 min

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

$58 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus Bilman Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Bilbao

$51

4 alternative options

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

$119 - $159

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

$65 - $113

Train  •  12 h 45 min

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

$97 - $131

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Bilbao 488.1 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

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€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 16 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Alicante to Bilbao, including transfers.

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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 best way to get from Alicante to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs 100€ - 140€.

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Alicante to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid Atocha station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 365.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air Europa fly from Alicante to Bilbao 3 times a day. 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
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
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
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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