There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Bilbao by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Bilbao  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bilbao (BIO) DUB - BIO

$70 - $225

8 alternative options

Fly to Santander, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Santander (SDR) DUB - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$111 - $378

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Biarritz (BIQ) DUB - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$95 - $493

Car ferry, train, bus via Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  4. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
  6. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$396 - $702

Car ferry, train  •  27 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Avignon TGV
  4. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  5. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$484 - $1,078

Bus and ferry, bus  •  33 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao

$104 - $146

Car ferry, train, bus  •  34 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London to San Sebastián
  5. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$171 - $246

Car ferry, drive  •  29 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Bilbao

$171 - $288

Car ferry, train, bus #2  •  36 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
  4. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  5. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$313 - $783

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Bilbao, Spain?

Aer Lingus, KLM and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Bilbao every 3 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Train from London St. Pancras International to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$160 - $600
Premier
$420 - $700
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $230
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
alsa.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$270 - $390

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Bilbao is 1146 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs 60€ - 200€.

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Bilbao via Londres Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Dublin to Bilbao, including transfers.