There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Bilbao  •  3 h 8 min

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

$26 - $119

8 alternative options

Fly to Santander, bus  •  4 h 42 min

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

$50 - $262

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to San Sebastian (EAS) BCN - EAS
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$48 - $258

Train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$75 - $100

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

$87 - $118

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Bilbao

$45 - $70

Bus, train  •  11 h 25 min

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

$43 - $62

Rideshare  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Bilbao 378.6 miles

$37

Drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bilbao 379.1 miles

$70 - $110

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

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and Iberia fly from Barcelona to Bilbao every 3 hours. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $100 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
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
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 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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 Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
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 San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 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)
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 - $100
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 Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Barcelona and Bilbao is 468 km. The road distance is 607 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs 22€ - 110€.

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.

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Barcelona to Bilbao, including transfers.