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Prague to Bilbao by train

It takes an average of 45h 13m to travel from Prague to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 946 miles (1523 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Prague to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from €493.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 45h 2m
Price€493.50 - €565.90
Distance946 miles (1523 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationPrague
Arrival stationBilbao
Changes5 changes
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Deutsche Bahn, db_other, Eurolines, Regiojet, Renfe, Renfe-SNCF, SNCF

Prague to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Bilbao for Tuesday 26th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
17:58 15:22 45h 24m, 5 changes
18:20 15:22 45h 2m, 6 changes

Deutsche Bahn, Renfe, Renfe-SNCF and SNCF trains from Prague to Bilbao

You can travel from Prague to Bilbao on Deutsche Bahn, Renfe, Renfe-SNCF and 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Prague to Bilbao

Train tickets from Prague to Bilbao start at €493.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €520.28.
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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 Prague 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Prague 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 Prague to Bilbao take?

The average journey time by train between Prague and Bilbao is 45 hours and 13 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 Prague and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Prague to Bilbao is 45 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Prague to Bilbao cost?

Train ticket prices from Prague to Bilbao can start from as little as €493.50 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 Prague to Bilbao?

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

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

The first train from Prague to Bilbao leaves at 17:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Prague 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 Prague and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from Prague to Bilbao cover a distance of around 946 miles (1523 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bilbao to Prague.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Prague to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/01/2021. 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 11/05/2019 for travel on 12/05/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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