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León to Bilbao by train

It takes an average of 5h 2m to travel from León to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 142 miles (228 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from León to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from €16.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 2m
PriceFrom €16.75
Distance142 miles (228 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train12:10
Last train12:10
Departure stationLeón
Arrival stationBilbao
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsALSA

León to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from León to Bilbao for Wednesday 23rd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 625 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 621 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 625 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
17:35 León15:22 Bilbao AbandoAVE 4178 Renfe Get tickets21h 47m, 2 changes
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 621 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 625 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
17:35 León15:22 Bilbao AbandoAVE 4178 Renfe Get tickets21h 47m, 2 changes
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 621 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 625 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
13:10 León18:12 Bilbao AbandoAlvia/Avant 625 Renfe Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from León to Bilbao

The price of train tickets from León to Bilbao starts at €16.75 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 León 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between León and Bilbao is 5 hours and 2 minutes, with around 1 train 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 León and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from León to Bilbao is 5 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from León to Bilbao cost?

Train ticket prices from León to Bilbao can start from as little as €16.75 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from León to Bilbao?

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

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

The first train from León to Bilbao leaves at 12:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from León to Bilbao leaves at 12:10. 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 León and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from León to Bilbao cover a distance of around 142 miles (228 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bilbao to León.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for León to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/23/2021. 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 03/13/2021 for travel on 03/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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