There are 5 ways to get from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L7 / ...

$7 - $90

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Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao 40.8 miles

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 48 min

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

$18 - $37

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao 40.1 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao 40.1 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao is to taxi which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki and arriving at Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Vitoria/Gasteiz and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Miranda de Ebro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao is 50 km. The road distance is 64.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 1 h and costs 5€ - 80€.

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The bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki takes 1 h including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, depart from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki station.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Miranda de Ebro station.

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The best way to get from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao is to bus which takes 1 h and costs 5€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 31.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Bilbao, Spain?

Autobuses La Union operates a bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 29 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 Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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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 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Vitoria-gasteiz - Estacion de Autobuses - Plaza Euskaltzaindia to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Radio Taxi Gasteiz
Phone
+945 273 500
Website
rtaxigasteiz.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao is 64 km. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao.

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

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