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  •  4 h 50 min

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

$66 - $225

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Car ferry, train, bus via Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy  •  22 h 11 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 train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  6. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$454 - $828

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

$94 - $145

Car ferry, train, bus ALSA  •  34 h 11 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, Navigation Street to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  4. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao

$191 - $298

Car ferry, drive  •  29 h 51 min

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

$171 - $289

Car ferry, train, bus  •  36 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Plymouth
  4. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  5. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$297 - $692

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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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 33 h 51 min.

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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 22 h 11 min and costs 380€ - 750€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min 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 2 h 10 min.

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

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Bilbao is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 4:35 PM in Dublin and 5:35 PM in Bilbao.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 716.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Bilbao every 4 hours.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
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
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
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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
$80 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
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
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
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 Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.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 - $370
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $370

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Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 444+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $62 USD 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 4€ - 11€.

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