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

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Fly to Granada  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Granada (GRX) BIO - GRX

$76 - $376

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Granada Ouibus

$29 - $40

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Fly to Almeria, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Almeria (LEI) BIO - LEI
  2. Take the train from Almeria to Granada

$106 - $419

Train via Cordoba Central  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cordoba Central Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Antequera-Santa Ana A / ...
  4. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada Ir

$132 - $195

Bus ALSA  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki L7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Granada

$52 - $165

Train  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Guadix Tlg
  3. Take the train from Guadix to Granada Ir

$118 - $162

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Granada 507.1 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Granada is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Granada is to fly which costs 60€ - 320€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Granada. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Granada. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Granada via Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Cordoba Central and Antequera-Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Granada is 678 km. The road distance is 811.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Granada without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 10 min and costs 24€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Bilbao to Granada, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Granada bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Bilbao station.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Granada is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs 60€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 11 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Granada.
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  • Distance: 423.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Bilbao to Granada 4 times a day. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Bilbao to Granada 3 times a week. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Bilbao to Granada via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Almeria via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Bilbao to Almeria via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Almeria via Alicante, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Almeria via Madrid, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Granada via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Almeria via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
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 Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Guadix
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Guadix to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Granada
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
La Union
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 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Granada
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Vitoria-gasteiz - Estacion de Autobuses - Plaza Euskaltzaindia
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Granada Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bilbao to Granada bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Granada station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Granada is 811 km. It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to drive from Bilbao to Granada.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Granada Airport.

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There are 1434+ hotels available in Granada. Prices start at $42 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 1€ - 2€.

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