There are 10 ways to get from Porto to Bilbao by plane, train, bus 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 Porto to Bilbao  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Bilbao (BIO) OPO - BIO

$57 - $224

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Bus Iberocoach  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao 786 / ...

$26 - $110

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Train to Vigo, fly to Bilbao  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO

$56 - $208

Train, train to Santiago de Compostela, fly to Bilbao  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
  3. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO

$91 - $274

Fly Porto to Pamplona, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Pamplona (PNA) OPO - PNA
  2. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki

$139 - $674

Fly Porto to Santander, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Santander (SDR) OPO - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$105 - $632

Train  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B
  2. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Miranda de Ebro Hot
  3. Take the train from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao-Abando A / ...

$82 - $140

Train via Vigo-Guixar  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Bilbao-Abando Ic

$110 - $146

Bus MonBus  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to A Gudiña
  2. Take the bus from A Gudiña to Bilbao

$92 - $122

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Bilbao 442.5 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce and arriving at Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova de Gaia and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Coimbra-B and Miranda de Ebro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 37 min.

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The distance between Porto and Bilbao is 524 km. The road distance is 708 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Porto to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Porto to Bilbao bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce station.

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Porto to Bilbao train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Vila Nova de Gaia station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Bilbao is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 12 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Porto to Bilbao bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 327.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Iberia, Air Europa and 11 other airlines fly from Porto to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, Iberocoach operates a bus from Porto to Bilbao once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $110 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Porto to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Porto to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Porto to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Porto to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Porto to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Porto to Santander via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Porto to Santander via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
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 Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Coimbra-B to Miranda de Ebro
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
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
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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
Hourly
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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $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 Porto, Porto to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Porto Campo 24 Agosto to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Porto to A Gudiña
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from A Gudiña to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Bilbao is 1 h ahead of Porto. It is currently 3:38 PM in Porto and 4:38 PM in Bilbao.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Bilbao is 708 km. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Porto to Bilbao.

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easyJet, Air France, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Porto to Bilbao bus tickets online with FlixBus and 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 Porto to Porto Airport is to Metro which takes 29 min and costs .

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