Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Basque Country
Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Basque Country

From Barcelona to Bilbao

Travel by coach from Barcelona to Bilbao with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Barcelona to Bilbao by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency:  Over 5 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 07:00 am and 11:05 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 610 km (379 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 7.40 h and 8.50 h hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Barcelona and Bilbao

Coaches travelling from Barcelona to Bilbao depart from either the Estació Nord bus station (Carrer Alí Beí, 80) or from the Estació de Sants rail station (Plaça Països Catalans, 1-7).

All stations are connected to the public transport network (metro and bus) and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao bus station, on Gurtubay Kalea, 1.

What to see in Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Barcelona and its pleasant Mediterranean weather that makes it easy to enjoy the beaches. Stroll around the Gothic Quarter where you will find the majestic Cathedral and take a walk along the bustling La Rambla promenade. Barcelona is the capital of modernist design, with works by Gaudí, Puig i Cadafalch and Domènech. Some of its museum that are well worth a visit include the MNAC, the Picasso Museum and the Joan Miró Museum. There is always a fantastic offering of cultural and leisure activities in the great city of Barcelona.

What to see in Bilbao

Bilbao is an incredible city that is home to modern designs such as the iconic Guggenheim Museum, the new San Mamés stadium, and the BEC Tower, combined with a medieval old quarter that is full of history, with the cathedral and the Royal Academy of the Basque Language (Euskaltzaindia). There are also lots of museums, cinemas and theatres offering a great selection of events all the year round, for all interests and ages. As you stroll around you will notice a great selection of restaurants and bars where you are sure to want to try the delicious traditional dishes, not to mention the pintxos.