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How to get from Barcelona to Bilbao

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How to get from Barcelona to Bilbao

Travel from Barcelona to Bilbao and discover this Spain city of 350.000 inhabitants. The distance from Barcelona to Bilbao is 751 kilometers; with Wanderio you can compare the available flights, buses, and trains to get from Barcelona to Bilbao, so that you can organize your trip choosing the fastest route, the most comfortable or the cheapest one. You can choose among different choices and organize your trip according to your needs, depending on whether you are looking for the fastest, the most comfortable or perhaps the cheapest travel solution. For example, by choosing a flight from Barcelona to Bilbao, you’ll get to your destination in about 1 hour on average; flight ticket prices start from 62 €. Going from Barcelona to Bilbao by train instead? Prices for your ticket start from 27 € and the train journey takes about 7 hours on average.

To get to Bilbao from Barcelona you can take a flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which is the closest airport to Barcelona, and arrive at Bilbao Airport, the airport the best serves Bilbao. The average price for a Barcelona to Bilbao flight is 476€, but you can find low cost flights as well, with prices starting from 62€. Getting from Barcelona to Bilbao by flight takes about 1 hour on average; however, you need to consider the time to get to the airport and pass the security checks. You can count on 46 daily connections between Barcelona and Bilbao provided by SWISS, Alitalia, and KLM. Bilbao Airport is the closest airport to Bilbao and is 7.35 kilometers away from the city center; you can get to Bilbao in 11 minutes thanks to airport shuttles from Bilbao Airport to Bilbao.

Coaches from Barcelona to Bilbao are comfortable and rather cheap; you can travel with Flixbus and ALSA on one of the 16 buses that every day link Barcelona to Bilbao and get you to your destination in about 7 hours on average. Barcelona - Bilbao bus tickets cost 49€ on average. Thanks to low cost fares though, you can find cheap buses at prices as low as 36€. Travelling Spain by bus could be the cheapest solution for you low budget trips.

You can get from Barcelona to Bilbao by train, thanks to the 2 daily routes provided by Renfe. The train ride from Barcelona to Bilbao takes about 7 hours on average and the average train ticket is 34€. If you book in advance, you can find the best fares and save 42% on average on your train ticket, with prices starting from 27€. Travelling Spain by train can often be cheap.

How can I get from Barcelona to Bilbao?
There is 3 ways to get from Barcelona to Bilbao: by flight, by bus and by train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao?
The cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao is by train. Choosing this travel solution you can find tickets as low as 26€ and you'll get to Bilbao in about 7 hours.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao?
The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao is by flight: the ticket prices start from 62€ and it will take around about 1 hour.

How far is it from Barcelona to Bilbao?
The distance between Barcelona and Bilbao is 751 kilometers.

How long does it take to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao?
The trip from Barcelona to Bilbao takes about 1 hour.

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