There are 7 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 from Alicante  •  3 h 22 min

  1. ALC - BIO

$58 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus Bilman Bus  •  11 h 45 min

$53

5 alternative options

Train to Valencia, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. VLC - BIO

$69 - $229

Train via Madrid Atocha  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Ave / ...
  2. A

$121 - $165

Bus via Zaragoza  •  12 h 35 min

$83 - $133

Train  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Ir
  2. A

$105 - $135

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. 488.1 miles

$90 - $140

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines 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 57 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $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
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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
$53
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
$30 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Alicante to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.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
$17 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com

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Questions & Answers

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

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

The quickest way to get from Alicante to Bilbao is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 180€.

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 57 min.

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Alicante to Bilbao, including transfers.