There are 8 ways to get from Valencia to Bilbao by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly from Valencia  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bilbao (BIO) VLC - BIO

$48 - $195

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Bilbao 382.8 miles

$30 - $45

6 alternative options

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bilbao (BIO) ALC - BIO

$78 - $239

Train via Madrid Atocha  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando A

$110 - $152

Bus Bilman Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Bilbao

$41

Bus ALSA  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Zaragoza Vac-133
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao

$44 - $77

Train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Zaragoza Delicias Ir
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$83 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Bilbao 383.4 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Valencia to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Bilbao is 472 km. The road distance is 613.4 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Valencia to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Valencia to Bilbao bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Bilbao is to fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Valencia to Bilbao bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 295.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air Europa fly from Valencia to Bilbao every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 8 h 2 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
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 Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Valencia to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com
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 Zaragoza to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Bilbao is 613 km. It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to drive from Valencia to Bilbao.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Valencia to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 440+ 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 Valencia and Bilbao. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs .

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