There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Barcelona 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 from Bilbao  •  3 h 12 min

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

$26 - $120

8 alternative options

Bus to Santander, fly  •  4 h 43 min

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

$40 - $216

Bus to San Sebastian, fly  •  5 h 2 min

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

$47 - $342

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  6 h 35 min

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

$85 - $118

Train  •  6 h 50 min

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

$75 - $95

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Barcelona

$40 - $65

Train, bus  •  11 h 34 min

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

$43 - $62

Rideshare  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Barcelone 378.7 miles

$37

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Barcelona 379.4 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 22€ - 110€.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Bilbao to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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

Vueling Airlines flies from Bilbao to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Barcelona via Zaragoza Delicias in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from San Sebastian to Barcelona
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 Bilbao to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.es

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