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Taking the train from Bilbao to Venice in 34 hours

Thinking about taking the train from Bilbao to Venice? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 36 hours 46 minutes to travel the 768 miles (1236 km) from Bilbao to Venice by train, although you can get there in as little as 34 hours on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 3 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 4 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Bilbao to Venice are usually cheaper when you book in advance compared to buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Venice? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Bilbao to Venice by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 34h 0m


768 miles (1236 km)


3 trains per day


4 changes

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Bilbao to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bilbao to Venice for Tuesday 10th October 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:00 16:00 34h 0m, 4 changes
14:20 05:37 39h 17m, 4 changes
16:35 05:37 37h 2m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Venice

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 Venice 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 Bilbao to Venice? 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 Venice take?

The average journey time by train between Bilbao and Venice is 36 hours and 46 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 Bilbao and Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bilbao to Venice is 34 hours and 0 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Bilbao to Venice?

No, there are no direct train services from Bilbao to Venice. Travelling from Bilbao to Venice by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

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

The first train from Bilbao to Venice leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bilbao to Venice leaves at 17:35. 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 Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Bilbao to Venice cover a distance of around 768 miles (1236 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

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