Barcelona to Bilbao by TrainThe train from Bilbao to Barcelona takes about 6h30 and costs about 70 euros.
Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from Sants station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Barcelona
Renfe.es, Spain's official rail website, is a mess and has been described as "like Alice in Wonderland, where nothing seems to be what it really is" by Trip Advisor. Residents of Canada and USA should use Rail Europe instead to have their tickets delivered to their home address. Other citizens should also use the link below to check timetables and then buy tickets in person.
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Barcelona to Bilbao by BusThere are regular buses throughout the day between Barcelona and Bilbao. The journey takes seven hours and costs about 40 euros.
Buses from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from both Sants and Nord bus stations. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Barcelona
You can book most bus tickets in Spain online at no extra charge. Just pay with a credit card and print out the e-ticket.
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Barcelona to Bilbao by CarThe 600km drive from Barcelona to Bilbao takes about 5h30, traveling mainly on AP-2 and AP-68. Note - AP roads are toll roads. Consider stopping at Zaragoza or the wine-producing city of Logrono to break up the journey.
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Flights from Barcelona to BilbaoThere are flights from Barcelona to Bilbao. If booked well in advance, this may prove to be the cheapest option.
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