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Travelling from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao by train

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

On average, it takes around 10 hours 39 minutes to travel from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 8 hours 21 minutes though. You'll usually find 3 trains per day running along the 193 miles (311 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Bilbao, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead and book your train tickets in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Just start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices for trains from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao.

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 Bilbao by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao by train

First train

09:54

Last train

21:40

Departure station

Alcalá de Henares

Arrival station

Bilbao

Journey time

From 8h 21m

Distance

193 miles (311 km)

Frequency

3 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Train and bus operators

ALSA

Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao for Tuesday 16th July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:54 17:15 8h 21m, 3 changes
12:04 21:21 9h 17m, 1 change
20:40 10:59 14h 19m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao

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 Alcalá de Henares 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Alcalá de Henares 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 Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao take?

The average journey time by train between Alcalá de Henares and Bilbao is 10 hours and 39 minutes, with around 3 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 Alcalá de Henares and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao is 8 hours and 21 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao?

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

What time does the first train from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao leave?

The first train from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao leaves at 09:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao leave?

The last train from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao leaves at 21:40. 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 Alcalá de Henares and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from Alcalá de Henares to Bilbao cover a distance of around 193 miles (311 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bilbao to Alcalá de Henares.

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