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How to Get from Barcelona to Bilbao

Barcelona to Bilbao by Train, Bus, Car and Flights

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Details of how to get from Barcelona to Bilbao by various forms of transport.

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Barcelona to Bilbao by Train

The train from Bilbao to Barcelona takes about 6h30 and costs about 70 euros. This is the best option, though not the cheapest.

Trains from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from Sants station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Barcelona

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Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao

There are flights from Barcelona to Bilbao. If booked well in advance, this may prove to be the cheapest option (though usually that will be the bus). However, the train is a lot more practical than transferring to and from the airports and having to deal with check in and baggage.
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Barcelona to Bilbao by Bus

There 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 Car

The 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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