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Barcelona to Bilbao by bus

The journey from Barcelona to Bilbao by bus is 290.46 mi and takes 13 hr 53 min. There are 19 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:20 AM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao by bus for as little as $29.25 or as much as $144.95. The best price for this journey is $29.25.

Lowest Price$29.25
Journey Duration13 hr 53 min
Connection per Day19
Lowest Price$29.25
Highest Price$144.95
First Departure2:20 AM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance290.46 mi
DepartureBarcelona
ArrivalBilbao
CarriersIryo, AlsaMore

Barcelona to Bilbao Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

Quick and easy travel from Barcelona to Bilbao with Virail

What's the best way to get from Barcelona to Bilbao? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Barcelona to Bilbao, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do bus tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao cost?

The cheapest bus tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao cost $29.25. On average, you can expect to spend around $79.28 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Barcelona to Bilbao.
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The prices for bus tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $79.28. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Barcelona to Bilbao by bus?

The distance between Barcelona to Bilbao is approximately 290.46 mi. In general, it will take you about 13 hr 53 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between Barcelona and Bilbao is around 290.46 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 13 hr 53 min. However, the fastest routes between Barcelona and Bilbao take 5 hr 45 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many times a day do journeys run from Barcelona to Bilbao?

The exact number of journeys from Barcelona to Bilbao can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 19 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Barcelona to Bilbao. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Barcelona to Bilbao varies, but in general, you can expect to find 7 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 12 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Barcelona to Bilbao. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Barcelona to Bilbao, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Barcelona to Bilbao.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $31.80 to $56.17 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 43% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Barcelona to Bilbao

The cheapest Barcelona - Bilbao bus tickets can be found for as low as $40.02 if you’re lucky, or $50.60 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $61.07.

Find the best day to travel to Bilbao by bus

When travelling to Bilbao by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

Ticket types and facilities from Barcelona to Bilbao

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Iryo when traveling from Barcelona to Bilbao.

Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
wifi WiFi
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luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
wifi WiFi
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
wifi WiFi
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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Enjoy fresh and comfortable air on the ETR1000 train; its cutting-edge air-conditioning system refreshes the entire carriage's air in just 3 minutes, ensuring a generous 35 m3/h of fresh outside air for every passenger.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
Services on board Iryo, Alsa and FlixBus from Barcelona to Bilbao
Compare services on board when travelling from Barcelona to Bilbao by bus.
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Barcelona to Bilbao CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
32.72kg
Bus
35.06kg
Flight
93.49kg
Car
74.79kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao?
A bus ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao is $79.28. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $29.25.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Barcelona to Bilbao is $29.25. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Barcelona and Bilbao by bus?
Barcelona to Bilbao is 290.46 mi.
How long does the bus between Barcelona and Bilbao take?
Barcelona to Bilbao is on average 13 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 45 min.
Which companies operate from Barcelona to Bilbao?
The bus journey from Barcelona to Bilbao is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Iryo, Alsa, FlixBus and Renfe.
How many bus connections per day go from Barcelona to Bilbao?
Barcelona to Bilbao has 19 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Barcelona to Bilbao leave?
The earliest bus from Barcelona to Bilbao departs at 2:20 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Barcelona to Bilbao depart?
The latest bus from Barcelona to Bilbao departs at 11:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Barcelona to Bilbao in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $29.25 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Barcelona to Bilbao?
There are on average 7 direct connection(s) from Barcelona to go to Bilbao.
What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona to Bilbao by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Barcelona and Bilbao is 5 hr 45 min.
Is there a direct bus from Barcelona to Bilbao?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Barcelona and Bilbao.
What are the CO2 emissions for Barcelona to Bilbao by bus?
The bus journey from Barcelona to Bilbao creates 35.06kg of CO2 emissions.

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