There are 5 ways to get from Bilbao to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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  •  4 h 1 min

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

$52 - $252

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon N763 / ...

$32 - $86

3 alternative options

Train, Trenhotel  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Campo Grande A
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca Ir / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$107 - $164

Bus Iberocoach  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Lisbon - Sete Rios

$98 - $112

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lisbon 540.7 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to bus which costs 27€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 1 min.

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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 Valladolid Campo Grande, Estación de Salamanca and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 52 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Lisbon is 726 km. The road distance is 865.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 58 min and costs 27€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Bilbao to Lisbon, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs 40€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 58 min.

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

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Bilbao. It is currently 2:43 PM in Bilbao and 1:43 PM in Lisbon.

Bilbao to Lisbon train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Lisbon is 865 km. It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to drive from Bilbao to Lisbon.

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  • Distance: 453.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

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

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Lisbon every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bilbao to Lisbon once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 35 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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 Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Lisbon - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com

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