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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Bilbao by plane, car ferry, train, bus, 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.

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Fly  •  4h 51m

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

$66 - $225

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Car ferry, train, bus via Bordeaux-St-Jean  •  22h 27m

  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 train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  6. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$428 - $757

Car ferry, train, bus FlixBus  •  29h 59m

  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 Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
  5. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$300 - $534

Bus and ferry, bus  •  33h 51m

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

$94 - $145

Car ferry, drive  •  29h 51m

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

$170 - $273

Train, car ferry  •  44h 44m

  1. Take the train from Grand Canal Dock to Rosslare Europort 4-Y
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff
  3. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Bilbao

$186 - $491

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4h 51m.

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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 33h 51m.

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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 train and bus which takes 22h 27m and costs 370€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Dublin to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Dublin to Bilbao bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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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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Dublin to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Bilbao is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 12:24 AM in Dublin and 1:24 AM in Bilbao.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 716.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Aer Lingus, Air France and four other airlines fly from Dublin to Bilbao 4 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
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
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$65 - $75
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$60 - $70
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Roscoff to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.fr
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $350

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Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 453+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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