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

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Fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Venice (VCE) BIO - VCE

$73 - $236

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Bus, train  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S.Lucia Fr

$357 - $432

Train  •  22 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S.Lucia Fr

$254 - $333

Bus via San Sebastian  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Padova

Bus  •  29 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Padova

$96 - $116

Bus Eurolines FR  •  37 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Venice

$210 - $313

Drive  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Venice 985 miles

$230 - $350

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Venice. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Venezia Piazzale Roma via San Sebastián and Padova Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Venice. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Venezia S.Lucia via Barcelona Sants Station, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 36 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Venice is 1235 km. The road distance is 1576 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Venice without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Bilbao to Venice, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Venice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bilbao station.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Venice is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 22 h 36 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Bilbao to Venice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Venice station.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Venice.
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  • Distance: 771.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Venice, Italy?

Volotea, Air France and nine other airlines fly from Bilbao to Venice hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Venice via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 22 h 36 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 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 Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Padova
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Bus from Bilbao to Padova
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Venice
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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Bilbao to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Venice is 1576 km. It takes approximately 14 h 41 min to drive from Bilbao to Venice.

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Volotea, Swiss, Air Europa and six other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 4051+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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