There are 7 ways to get from Bilbao to Dublin by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Dublin (DUB) BIO - DUB

$66 - $225

6 alternative options

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Biarritz - Aéroport
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Dublin (DUB) BIQ - DUB

$90 - $576

Train, bus and ferry  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias A
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  4. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
  5. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$330 - $756

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

$176 - $287

Bus, train, car ferry  •  34 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$179 - $394

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$101 - $145

Bus, car ferry, train  •  36 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Newport (S Wales)
  4. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$277 - $669

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Dublin is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Dublin is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Dublin is 1146 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Bilbao to Dublin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Dublin via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 36 min.

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What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Dublin, Ireland?

Aer Lingus, British Airways and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Dublin every 4 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$130 - $480
Premier
$340 - $550
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $160
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Biarritz - Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to London
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$270 - $380

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