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

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Train  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona-Sants Alv
  2. Take the train from Sants to La Molina R3

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Bus, train  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia 786 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Toulouse 786
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Latour De Carol Enveitg Ter

€55 - €129

5 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to La Molina SkiBus La Molina

€69 - €120

Drive  •  6h 5m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to La Molina 544.2 km

€50 - €80

Fly from Bilbao, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN
  2. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Molina

Bus to Santander, fly, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Barcelona (BCN) SDR - BCN
  3. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Molina

Bus to San Sebastian, fly, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN
  3. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Molina

Bilbao to La Molina by train

The train journey time between Bilbao and La Molina is around 18h 10m and covers a distance of around 796 km. The fastest train normally takes 17h 59m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Renfe Cercanias, the Bilbao to La Molina train service departs from Bilbao-Abando and arrives in La Molina. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18h 10m
Fastest train time:
17h 59m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:20
Last train departs at:
15:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bilbao to La Molina train schedules

Bilbao → La Molina
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Molina is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to La Molina is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 6h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Bilbao to La Molina is to drive which takes 6h 5m and costs €50 - €80.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to La Molina. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at La Molina via Estació del Nord and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to La Molina. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at La Molina via Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 49m.

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The distance between Bilbao and La Molina is 411 km. The road distance is 544.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to La Molina without a car is to train which takes 10h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 49m to get from Bilbao to La Molina, including transfers.

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

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Bilbao to La Molina train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to La Molina is to train which takes 10h 49m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €120 and takes 12h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to La Molina.
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  • Distance: 411.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 49m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and La Molina, Catalonia, Spain?

You can take a train from Bilbao to La Molina via Sants in around 10h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to La Molina via Barcelona, Estació del Nord, Gran Via - Pau Claris, and Barcelona in around 12h 15m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €140
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €140
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sants to La Molina
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Molina
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Renfe Cercanias
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Latour De Carol Enveitg
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
€28
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Lurraldebus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 San Sebastián to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San sebastian to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bilbao to La Molina bus services, operated by Sagales, arrive at La Molina station.

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Bilbao to La Molina train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at La Molina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to La Molina is 544 km. It takes approximately 6h 5m to drive from Bilbao to La Molina.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Bilbao Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in La Molina. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs €1 - €2.

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