There are 5 ways to get from Lisbon to Bilbao by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Bilbao (BIO) LIS - BIO

$53 - $254

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Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Bilbao Ouibus

$30 - $50

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Train  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Miranda de Ebro Hot
  2. Take the train from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao-Abando A / ...

$91 - $148

Bus Iberocoach  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Sete Rios to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao K784

$62 - $112

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Bilbao 540.3 miles

$120 - $180

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon - 7 Rios and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Miranda de Ebro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 51 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Bilbao is 726 km. The road distance is 864.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 12 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Lisbon to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Bilbao bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon to Bilbao train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Lisbon to Bilbao bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 453.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Bilbao, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Bilbao every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Bilbao via Miranda de Ebro in around 12 h 51 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Miranda de Ebro
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
cp.pt
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 Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Lisbon - Sete Rios to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.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 Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Bilbao is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:20 PM in Lisbon and 10:20 PM in Bilbao.

Lisbon to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Bilbao is 864 km. It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to drive from Lisbon to Bilbao.

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Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Bilbao bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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