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

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Bus Autobuses La Union  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L2

$16 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Pampelune to Bilbao 96.8 miles

$7 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Pamplona to Miranda de Ebro R / ...
  2. Take the train from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao-Abando A / ...

$28 - $48

Bus edsa  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Eibar
  2. Take the bus from Untzaga Plaza to Gran Vía 6 A3912

$17 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Pamplona to Bilbao 97.8 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pamplona to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pamplona to Bilbao is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación and arriving at Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Pamplona to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Pamplona and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Miranda de Ebro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Pamplona and Bilbao is 115 km. The road distance is 156.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 2 h and costs 14€ - 28€.

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The bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki takes 2 h including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Pamplona to Bilbao bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, depart from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación station.

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Pamplona to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Pamplona station.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Bilbao is to bus which takes 2 h and costs 14€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Pamplona to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

Autobuses La Union operates a bus from Pamplona to Bilbao 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h. ALSA also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pamplona to Bilbao via Miranda de Ebro in around 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
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 Pamplona to Miranda de Ebro
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Train from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
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 Pamplona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
edsa
Phone
948 131 933
Email
edsa@edsa.es
Website
edsa.es
Bus from Pamplona to Eibar
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
edsa.es
Book at
tellevodeexcursion.com
BizkaiBus
Website
web.bizkaia.eus
Bus from Untzaga Plaza to Gran Vía 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
web.bizkaia.eus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Pampelune to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Book at
blablacar.es

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Pamplona to Bilbao bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, arrive at Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pamplona to Bilbao is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Pamplona to Bilbao.

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

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