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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Biscay by plane, train, night bus, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  4h 33m

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

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Bus  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Bilbao N1156 / ...

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Train, night bus, bus  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night bus from Coimbra to Salamanca
  3. Take the bus from Salamanca to Valladolid
  4. Take the train from Valladolid to Bilbao-Abando Alv

Bus via Bragança  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Braganca RedeExpressos
  2. Take the bus from Bragança to Bilbao

Night train, bus  •  12h 43m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Vitoria-Gasteiz Sud Expresso
  2. Take the bus from Universidad Vitoria/Gasteiz c/Alava sentido Bilbao/Bilbo to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L7 / ...

Drive  •  8h 7m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Biscay 862.1 km
Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Biscay is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Biscay is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Biscay is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Biscay is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 15h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Biscay is to fly which costs €45 - €200 and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Biscay. However, there are services departing from Martim Moniz and arriving at Bilbao via Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 55m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Biscay is 725 km. The road distance is 862.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Biscay without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 13h 43m and costs €60 - €85.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Lisbon to Biscay, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Biscay bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Biscay is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 15h 55m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Biscay.
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  • Distance: 725.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Biscay, Basque Country, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and Iberia fly from Lisbon to Biscay 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lisbon to Bilbao 6 times a week. Tickets cost €40 - €55 and the journey takes 14h 40m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €470
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €470
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€15 - €22
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€65 - €95
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salamanca to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Salamanca to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Braganca
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bragança to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
iberocoach.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Universidad Vitoria/Gasteiz c/Alava sentido Bilbao/Bilbo to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Autobuses La Union

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Biscay is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 7:22 AM in Lisbon and 8:22 AM in Biscay.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Biscay is 862 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Lisbon to Biscay.

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

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There are 153+ hotels available in Biscay. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs €4.

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