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

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Fly from Bilbao  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS

45€ - 607€

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Bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki L7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon, Lisbon N763

39€ - 70€

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Bus to Santander, fly  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Lisbon (LIS) SDR - LIS

69€ - 312€

Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lisbon - 7 Rios Frankfurt - Main station > Mainz > Monpach - Allemagne > Monpach - Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Düdelingen - Luxembourg > Düdelingen - France > Thionville > Metz > Reims > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Orléans > Tours > Poitiers > Bordeaux City Centre > Bayonne > Biriatou - France > Biriatou - Spain > San Sebastián > Conex San Sebastian > Bilbao > Valladolid > Salamanca > Ciudad Rodrigo > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Vilar Formoso > Guarda > Covilha > Fundao > Castelo Branco > Abrantes > Torres Novas > Santarem > Lisbon - 7 Rios

70€ - 100€

Bus via Area Suco  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Area Suco 251
  2. Take the bus from Area Suco to Lisboa Oriente 320 / ...

53€ - 81€

Train, night train  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Miranda De Ebro Alv
  2. Take the train from Miranda De Ebro to Salamanca Ic
  3. Take the night train from Salamanca to Guarda 313 / ...
  4. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

76€ - 101€

Drive  •  8h 12m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lisbon 866.7 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to fly which costs 45€ - 650€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Lisbon - 7 Rios. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Miranda De Ebro, Salamanca and Guarda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 28m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Lisbon is 726 km. The road distance is 866.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon without a car is to bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz which takes 11h 55m and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Bilbao to Lisbon, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs 45€ - 650€. Alternatively, you can bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 11h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 725.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and three other airlines fly from Bilbao to Lisbon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Lisbon via Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Lisbon, Lisbon, and Lisboa - Oriente in around 11h 55m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
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 Miranda De Ebro
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Miranda De Ebro to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
27€ - 40€
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 Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Lisbon - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
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, Bilbao to Santander, Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Autobuses La Union
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bilbao to Area Suco
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Area Suco to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Bilbao to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Bilbao. It is currently 3:28 AM in Bilbao and 2:28 AM in Lisbon.

Bilbao to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Lisbon is 867 km. It takes approximately 8h 12m to drive from Bilbao to Lisbon.

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Lisbon bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 7603+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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