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Trains to Bilbao

Catch the train to Bilbao, the largest city of the Basque province, to discover the other side of Spain. The Basque region is a world apart from the sunny south, and Bilbao makes the perfect base for exploring this part of Spain. The stunning Guggenheim Museum pulls the crowds, but make time too for the Old Town (Casco Viejo). It's over 20 years since the Guggenheim opened (in 1997), but that one museum continues to have a huge impact on the city's creative industries. Bilbao is the major cultural centre in the Basque region. But the town also packs a culinary punch, and foodies rate Bilbao as one of Europe's top destinations.

It is now possible to reach Bilbao by train in a long day’s travel from London. The city has a good range of direct trains from elsewhere in Spain. Twice-daily Alvia services from Barcelona take just over six hours. Madrid is just under five hours away. There is a daily direct train from Bilbao to Vigo on the coast of Galicia. Closer to hand, Bilbao is at the hub of a comprehensive local rail network, with FEVE trains running west to Santander and Euskotren trains and trams heading east to San Sebastián, Irun and across the French border to Hendaye. Journeys on these local services cannot be pre-booked; just buy your ticket at the start of the journey.

The principal railway station is Bilbao-Abando, locally often referred to Estación del Norte. This is the departure point for all long-distance Renfe trains. Take time to have a peek at it in 2019 (especially the stained glass in the upper reception hall) as a major renewal programme is scheduled to start in 2020. Bilbao-Abando is adjacent to Concordia station, which is served by local trains (such as the FEVE services to Santander).

Travel to Bilbao by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

De Madrid a Bilbao en tren

from 16,70 $

Avg 0 change 5hr 4m

De Barcelona a Bilbao en tren

from 21,84 $

Avg 0 change 6hr 34m

De Miranda de Ebro a Bilbao en tren

from 7,07 $

Avg 0 change 1hr 28m

De Palencia a Bilbao en tren

from 17,99 $

Avg 0 change 3hr 37m

De Zaragoza a Bilbao en tren

from 11,56 $

Avg 0 change 4hr 30m

De San Sebastián a Bilbao en tren

from 13,49 $

Avg 1 change 3hr 59m

De Irun a Bilbao en tren

from 13,49 $

Avg 1 change 4hr 17m

De Valladolid a Bilbao en tren

from 10,92 $

Avg 0 change 3hr 46m

De Logroño a Bilbao en tren

from 12,20 $

Avg 0 change 2hr 31m

De Burgos a Bilbao en tren

from 7,71 $

Avg 0 change 2hr 36m

De Paris a Bilbao en tren

from 154,16 $

Avg 1 change 11hr 26m

De Santander a Bilbao en tren

from 57,81 $

Avg 1 change 6hr 32m

De León a Bilbao en tren

from 20,56 $

Avg 0 change 4hr 48m

De Tudela a Bilbao en tren

from 15,42 $

Avg 0 change 3hr 48m

De Seville a Bilbao en tren

from 77,08 $

Avg 1 change 8hr 58m

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