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About the train journey from Vigo to Bilbao

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The train from Vigo to Bilbao usually takes 15 hours 54 minutes on average to travel 485 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 10 hours 33 minutes. You can expect to find 2 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Vigo and Bilbao, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Bilbao.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Vigo to Bilbao in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $29.73.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bilbao, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Vigo to Bilbao by train

It takes an average of 15h 54m to travel from Vigo to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 302 miles (485 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Vigo to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from $29.73 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 33m
PriceFrom $29.73
Distance302 miles (485 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train07:42
Last train18:20
Departure stationVigo
Arrival stationBilbao
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Vibasa

Vigo to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vigo to Bilbao for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:42 17:15 10h 33m, 1 change
17:20 14:36 21h 16m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Vigo to Bilbao

The price of train tickets from Vigo to Bilbao starts at $29.73 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 Vigo to Bilbao 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 Vigo to Bilbao

Want to know more about your journey from Vigo to Bilbao? 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 Vigo to Bilbao take?

The average journey time by train between Vigo and Bilbao is 15 hours and 54 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 Vigo and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vigo to Bilbao is 10 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Vigo to Bilbao cost?

Train tickets from Vigo to Bilbao can start from as little as $29.73 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 Vigo to Bilbao?

No, there are no direct train services from Vigo to Bilbao. Travelling from Vigo to Bilbao by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Vigo to Bilbao leaves at 07:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vigo to Bilbao leaves at 18:20. 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 Vigo and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from Vigo to Bilbao cover a distance of around 302 miles (485 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bilbao to Vigo.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vigo to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 10/31/2022 for travel on 10/31/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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