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There are 5 ways to get from Irun to Bilbao by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Irun to Bilbao

$8 - $90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Irun to Bilbao 73.5 miles

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the train from Irún to Donostia / San Sebastián C1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao Largo Recorrido

$13 - $21

Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Irun to Bilbao 73.6 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Irun to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Irun to Bilbao is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Irun and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Irun to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Irun and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Irun and Bilbao is 92 km. The road distance is 117.7 km.

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The best way to get from Irun to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 1h 45m and costs 7€ - 80€.

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The bus from Irun to Bilbao takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Irun to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Irun station.

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Irun to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Amara-Donostia station.

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The best way to get from Irun to Bilbao is to bus which takes 1h 45m and costs 7€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 3h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Irun to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 57.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Irun, Spain and Bilbao, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Irun to Bilbao every 3 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $29 and the journey takes 1h 45m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Euskotren operates a train from Irun to Bilbao hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 2h 31m.

Train operators
San Sebastián Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irún to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
renfe.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 Irun to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
renfe.com
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 Irun to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Irún to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
monbus.es
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Irun - Estación Autobús to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Transportes Pesa
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Irun to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Irun to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irun to Bilbao is 118 km. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Irun to Bilbao.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Irun and Bilbao. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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