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There are 8 ways to get from Bilbao to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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Fly from Bilbao  •  4h 32m

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

32€ - 128€

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Bus to Santander, fly  •  7h 19m

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

67€ - 113€

Bus to San Sebastian, fly  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Lisbon (LIS) EAS - LIS

76€ - 262€

Train, bus, night bus  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Alv
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Salamanca
  3. Take the night bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

61€ - 84€

Train, night train  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Burgos Rosa De Lima Alv
  2. Take the train from Burgos Rosa De Lima to Salamanca Alv
  3. Take the night train from Salamanca to Guarda
  4. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

71€ - 95€

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lisbon Sete Rios N1155

40€ - 55€

Bus via Bragança  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bragança
  2. Take the bus from Braganca to Lisboa Sete Rios RedeExpressos

81€ - 109€

Drive  •  8h 9m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lisbon 864.9 km

100€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon is to fly which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14h 30m.

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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 Burgos Rosa De Lima, Salamanca and Guarda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 25m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Lisbon is 726 km. The road distance is 864.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 13h 36m and costs 60€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Bilbao to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 32m and costs 30€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 30m.

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  • Distance: 725.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and Iberia fly from Bilbao to Lisbon twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bilbao to Lisbon Sete Rios 3 times a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 14h 30m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 350€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona, Valencia
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Burgos Rosa De Lima
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Burgos Rosa De Lima to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
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 Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Night train from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 17€
Train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
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 Valladolid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
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 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Valladolid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bragança
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
iberocoach.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Braganca to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Bilbao to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Bilbao. It is currently 10:27 PM in Bilbao and 9:27 PM 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 865 km. It takes approximately 8h 9m to drive from Bilbao to Lisbon.

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Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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

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There are 4790+ hotels available in Lisbon. 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 34 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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