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Bilbao to Barcelona by bus

The journey from Bilbao to Barcelona by bus is 290.46 mi and takes 8 hr 6 min. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:30 AM and the last at 10:15 PM. It is possible to travel from Bilbao to Barcelona by bus for as little as $28.49 or as much as $156.84. The best price for this journey is $28.49.

Lowest Price$28.49
Journey Duration8 hr 6 min
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price$28.49
Highest Price$156.84
First Departure6:30 AM
Last Departure10:15 PM
Distance290.46 mi
DepartureBilbao
ArrivalBarcelona
CarriersAlsa, Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESSMore

Bilbao to Barcelona Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona cost?

The cheapest bus tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona cost $28.49. On average, you can expect to spend around $60.26 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 Bilbao to Barcelona.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $60.26 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 Bilbao to Barcelona.

How long will it take me to travel from Bilbao to Barcelona by bus?

Traveling from Bilbao to Barcelona by bus will usually take 8 hr 6 min. This journey covers a distance of 290.46 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 8 hr 6 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Bilbao and Barcelona 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 8 hr 6 min. However, the fastest routes between Bilbao and Barcelona take 6 hr 5 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.

What time are the departures from Bilbao to Barcelona?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Bilbao to Barcelona, which usually leaves at 6:30 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 10:15 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first journey of the night departs from Bilbao at 6:30 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 10:15 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Bilbao and Barcelona. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

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

The route from Bilbao to Barcelona is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bilbao 18 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bilbao to Barcelona, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 14 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 4 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bilbao to Barcelona. 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 Bilbao to Barcelona
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bilbao to Barcelona, 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 Bilbao to Barcelona.

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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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 $28.02 to $53.49 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 48% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Barcelona

The cheapest Bilbao - Barcelona bus tickets can be found for as low as $44.43 if you’re lucky, or $58.47 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $75.62.

Find the best day to travel to Barcelona by bus

When travelling to Barcelona 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.

AVE stands for "Alta Velocidad Española", which means "Spanish High Speed". AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company Renfe. With the AVE trains you can travel to many major cities in Spain, including routes to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Zaragoza.

Avlo trains were introduced in 2020 as a high-speed train service operated by Renfe, Spain's national railway company, as a more affordable alternative to the high-speed train service AVE. Avlo trains, unlike the AVE, offer a single class of seating and have fewer onboard services to offer more passenger capacity. The main stations are Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha, and Zaragoza-Delicias.

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 Bilbao to Barcelona

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

Elige Estándar

The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Elige Estándar," provides travelers with the standard, regular seating arrangement known as the "Estándar seat." Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Básico

The Basico are the most affordable tickets, but they come with certain restrictions, such as no changes or refunds. They also typically have limited availability and must be purchased well in advance.
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Elige Confort

If you go for "Elige Confort," you get the bigger and likely more comfortable XL Confort seat. The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Prémium

Renfe AVE's Premium tickets are the priciest but also the most flexible, limited to Confort class only. They allow free train changes and provide the benefit of boarding the next train for free in case you miss your scheduled one.
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Economy Class

You can travel with the standard "economy class" ticket on Avlo trains, which refers to the standard, basic level of seating available on the train. With this ticket you have access to basic amenities such as overhead luggage racks, reading lights, restrooms.
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Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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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.
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Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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Facility Description

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

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Travel in comfort as all AVE trains are air-conditioned.
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Stay connected at high speeds with PlayRenfe, AVE's complimentary WiFi service, ensuring you remain online even at 300 km/h.
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The Silent Carriage is available exclusively for standard seats on AVE trains, excluding the AVE International route between Spain and France, as well as Euromed trains. Due to its popularity, early ticket purchase is advised.
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Every AVE seat is fitted with power sockets and at-seat radios for your convenience.
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AVE provides a complimentary care and assistance service for individuals with limited mobility. To utilize this service, please reach out to AVE directly.
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On AVE trains, you're welcome to bring along 3 bags, each not surpassing 85 x 55 x 35 cm and 25 kg (55 lbs) in weight. Moreover, instruments are considered hand luggage if they're within 30 x 120 x 38 cm and safely tucked in a case.
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Visit the onboard AVE bar carriage for a treat or wait for the food trolley that travels through the train. Prémium Ticket holders can enjoy in-seat dining featuring Chef Ramón Freixa's expertise. Please ensure you request special menus, from vegetarian to Halal, at least 12 hours before departure to enjoy a tailored meal experience.
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You can bring along your bike or scooter, just make sure it's folded and snug in a case. Don't forget to remove the pedals and give those handlebars a 90-degree turn. If your case's total dimensions are under 180cm, it counts as hand luggage. Anything larger falls into the special luggage category but keep it within 120 x 90 x 40 cm.
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Stay connected on Avlo with free WiFi via PlayRenfe. Enjoy movies, TV shows, and various reads at your fingertips.
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Every seat on Avlo is equipped with a power outlet for your convenience.
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You can bring a piece of hand luggage with no weight limit, such as a bag, backpack, or similar item, with dimensions up to 27x36x25 cm, and a piece of checked luggage with no weight limit, such as a suitcase, with dimensions up to 55x35x25 cm, without paying an additional fee on top of the ticket price you pay under the Basic fare.
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Avlo provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Reach out to Avlo for more details.
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While Avlo doesn't offer a dining service, you can find vending machines stocked with a range of drinks and snacks. Keep in mind, these machines only accept card payments.
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Travel comfortably as Avlo trains are air-conditioned.
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You may bring folding bicycles and scooters on board, as long as they adhere to the maximum dimensions for luggage: 55x35x25 cm (as a carry-on bag with no weight limit, included in the price of the Basic Fare), or 85x60x35 cm, or a maximum of 180 cm overall (as additional luggage for an extra fee). To comply with regulations, all bicycles and scooters must be folded and stored in their respective carrying cases.
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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 Alsa, FlixBus and AVLO from Bilbao to Barcelona
Compare services on board when travelling from Bilbao to Barcelona by bus.
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Bilbao to Barcelona 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 Bilbao to Barcelona?
A bus ticket from Bilbao to Barcelona is $60.26. 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 $28.49.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Bilbao to Barcelona?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bilbao to Barcelona is $28.49. 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 Bilbao and Barcelona by bus?
Bilbao to Barcelona is 290.46 mi.
How long does the bus between Bilbao and Barcelona take?
Bilbao to Barcelona is on average 8 hr 6 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Bilbao to Barcelona?
The bus journey from Bilbao to Barcelona is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alsa, Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS, FlixBus, AVLO, Iryo, Renfe, AVE and BlaBlaCar Bus.
How many bus connections per day go from Bilbao to Barcelona?
Bilbao to Barcelona has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Bilbao to Barcelona leave?
The earliest bus from Bilbao to Barcelona departs at 6:30 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 Bilbao to Barcelona depart?
The latest bus from Bilbao to Barcelona departs at 10:15 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 Bilbao to Barcelona 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 $28.49 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.
From which stations can I leave from Bilbao to Barcelona?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Bilbao to go to Barcelona. You can go from Castrejana Carretera Zorroza-Castrejana,, Bilbao Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao Abando and you can arrive at Barcelona El Clot Aragó, Barcelona Sants, Sant Adreu Comtal, Barcelona Estació De França, Barcelona Nord, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia, Barcelona El Prat Airport and Barcelona Pl. Catalunya.
How many direct connections depart from Bilbao to Barcelona?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Bilbao to go to Barcelona.
What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao to Barcelona by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Bilbao and Barcelona is 6 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct bus from Bilbao to Barcelona?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Bilbao and Barcelona.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bilbao to Barcelona by bus?
The bus journey from Bilbao to Barcelona creates 35.06kg of CO2 emissions.

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