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There are 7 ways to get from Vigo to Bilbao by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Vigo to Bilbao  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO

$42 - $174

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Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly to Bilbao  •  3 h 52 min

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

$77 - $247

Fly Vigo to Santander, bus  •  7 h 18 min

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

$118 - $359

Bus MonBus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Bilbao Ouibus

$40 - $70

Train  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Bilbao-Abando Ic

$90 - $120

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$50 - $76

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Vigo to Bilbao 419.7 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Vigo to Bilbao is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vigo to Bilbao is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vigo and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vigo-Guixar and arriving at Bilbao-Abando. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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The distance between Vigo and Bilbao is 487 km. The road distance is 671.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 52 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Vigo to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Vigo to Bilbao bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Vigo station.

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

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The best way to get from Vigo to Bilbao is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 35€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 52 min, you could also train, which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 11 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Vigo to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 304.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

Iberia flies from Vigo to Bilbao 4 times a week. Alternatively, MonBus operates a bus from Vigo to Bilbao twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 10 h 52 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Vigo to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Vigo to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Vigo to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vigo to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
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.

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 Vigo-Guixar to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vigo to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
monbus.es

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The quickest flight from Vigo Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Vigo to Bilbao bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at Bilbao station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vigo to Bilbao is 672 km. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from Vigo to Bilbao.

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Iberia offers flights from Vigo Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Vigo to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Vigo to Bilbao bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 454+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Vigo Airport is to shuttle which takes 29 min and costs .

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