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Traveling from Bilbao to Lugo by train

Looking to travel from Bilbao to Lugo by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 31 hours 36 minutes to travel from Bilbao to Lugo by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 26 hours 16 minutes though. You'll usually find 2 trains per day running along the 1196 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 5 changes during the journey to Lugo, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, AVE or Frecciarossa on your way to Lugo, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bilbao to Lugo start from $270.52 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Lugo by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Bilbao to Lugo by train

It takes an average of 31h 36m to travel from Bilbao to Lugo by train, over a distance of around 743 miles (1196 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Bilbao to Lugo and tickets for this journey start from $270.52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 26h 16m
PriceFrom $270.52
Distance743 miles (1196 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train06:30
Last train17:00
Departure stationBilbao
Arrival stationLugo
Changes5 changes
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Italo, Renfe, Renfe-SNCF, SNCF, thello, Trenitalia

AVE, Renfe, Alvia and Renfe-SNCF trains from Bilbao to Lugo

You can travel from Bilbao to Lugo on AVE, Renfe, Alvia and Renfe-SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Lugo

The price of train tickets from Bilbao to Lugo starts at $270.52 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bilbao to Lugo by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bilbao to Lugo

Want to know more about your journey from Bilbao to Lugo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bilbao to Lugo take?

The average journey time by train between Bilbao and Lugo is 31 hours and 36 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao and Lugo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bilbao to Lugo is 26 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Bilbao to Lugo cost?

Train tickets from Bilbao to Lugo can start from as little as $270.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bilbao to Lugo?

No, there are no direct train services from Bilbao to Lugo. Travelling from Bilbao to Lugo by train will require a minimum of 5 changes.

What time does the first train from Bilbao to Lugo leave?

The first train from Bilbao to Lugo leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bilbao to Lugo leave?

The last train from Bilbao to Lugo leaves at 17:00. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bilbao and Lugo by train?

Trains travelling from Bilbao to Lugo cover a distance of around 743 miles (1196 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bilbao to Lugo for a typical week day using timetable data for . On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/13/2019 for travel on 04/13/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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