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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Bilbao by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly to Bilbao

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

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Fly to Santander, bus

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Santander (SDR)
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

Fly to Biarritz, bus

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Biarritz (BIQ)
  2. Take the bus from Biarritz - Airport to Bilbao

Drive, car ferry

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

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the bus from Holyhead, Summer Hill to Bangor, Bus Station C
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  5. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao

Dublin (DUB) to Bilbao (BIO) flights

The flight time between Dublin (DUB) and Bilbao (BIO) is around 3h 58m and covers a distance of around 1152 km. This includes an average layover time of around 43 min. Services are operated by Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines and Iberia. Typically 14 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Planes
3h 58m Average Duration
€65 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly and bus which costs €40 - €170 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which costs €60 - €200 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Dublin and Bilbao is 1146 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Bilbao without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 38h 43m and costs €150 - €220.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Dublin to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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Bilbao is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 3:49 PM in Dublin and 4:49 PM in Bilbao.

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €9.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 1146.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

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

Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Dublin to Bilbao twice daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Santander
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Flights from Dublin to Santander via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Flights from Dublin to Santander via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Flights from Dublin to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
ALSA
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
ALSA
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Biarritz - Airport to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Arriva Wales
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Summer Hill to Bangor, Bus Station C
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Arriva Wales
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Rosslare Europort to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €420
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Brittany Ferries
Adult
€95 - €120
Car
€300 - €420
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37

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