There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Bilbao by plane, bus, train, rideshare 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 to Bilbao  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO

$26 - $119

7 alternative options

Fly to Santander, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR) BCN - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$55 - $237

Train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando A

$75 - $95

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$81 - $117

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Bilbao

$40 - $65

Bus, train  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian 9315-9722 / ...
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$42 - $60

Rideshare  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Bilbao 378.6 miles

$36

Drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bilbao 379.1 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao is to fly which costs 22€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Bilbao is 468 km. The road distance is 606.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Barcelona to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Bilbao-Abando. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Bilbao. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 292.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and Iberia fly from Barcelona to Bilbao 5 times a day. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $95 and the journey takes 6 h 39 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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
Spanish Railways AVE
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Book at
blablacar.es

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