There are 7 ways to get from Bilbao to Galicia by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BIO - SCQ

$66 - $226

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lugo

$35 - $60

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Fly to Vigo  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Vigo (VGO) BIO - VGO

$42 - $182

Fly to A Coruna  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to A Coruna (LCG) BIO - LCG

$70 - $207

Train, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Ponferrada Ic
  2. Take the bus from Ponferrada to Lugo

$80 - $106

Train, Trenhotel  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Leon Ic
  2. Take the Trenhotel from León to Lugo Atlantico / ...

$82 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lugo 317.9 miles

$60 - $90

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Lugo. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Galicia. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Lugo via León. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 53 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Galicia is 408 km. The road distance is 508.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Galicia without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Bilbao to Galicia, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Galicia bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Galicia train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Galicia is to fly which takes 2 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Bilbao to Galicia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lugo station.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Galicia.
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  • Distance: 255.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

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

Iberia flies from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela twice daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Lugo twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Bilbao to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Valencia, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Night train from León to Lugo
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Lugo
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Ponferrada to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Galicia is 509 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Bilbao to Galicia.

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Iberia offers flights from Bilbao Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Galicia. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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