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

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao

$28 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saragosse to Bilbao 189.7 miles

$11 - $30

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$40 - $55

Bus, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to San Sebastián / Donostia
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$30 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Bilbao 190.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Zaragoza to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 26€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Bilbao is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaragoza and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zaragoza Delicias and arriving at Bilbao-Abando. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Bilbao is 245 km. The road distance is 304.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 24€ - 40€.

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The bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Zaragoza to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Zaragoza station.

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

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Bilbao is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 24€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Zaragoza to Bilbao 5 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Zaragoza to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 30 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 Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
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 Zaragoza to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Zaragoza to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
hife.es
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movelia.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saragosse to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Book at
blablacar.es

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Zaragoza to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zaragoza to Bilbao is 304 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Zaragoza to Bilbao.

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

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