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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Pamplona by bus, train, rideshare 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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Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación L2

$16 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Pampelune 97.5 miles

$10

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Miranda de Ebro A / ...
  2. Take the train from Miranda de Ebro to Pamplona R / ...

$28 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Pamplona 98.4 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Pamplona is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Pamplona is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki and arriving at PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Pamplona. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Pamplona via Miranda de Ebro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Pamplona is 115 km. The road distance is 157.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Pamplona without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 1 min and costs 14€ - 28€.

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The bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación takes 2 h 1 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Bilbao to Pamplona bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, depart from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki station.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Pamplona is to bus which takes 2 h 1 min and costs 14€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

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

Autobuses La Union operates a bus from Bilbao to Pamplona 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min. ALSA also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Pamplona via Miranda de Ebro in around 3 h 56 min.

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 Bilbao-Abando to Miranda de Ebro
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Train from Miranda de Ebro to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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 Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Pampelune
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.es

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Bilbao to Pamplona bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, arrive at PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Pamplona is 157 km. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Bilbao to Pamplona.

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There are 267+ hotels available in Pamplona. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Pamplona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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