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Taking the train from Venice to Bilbao in 37 hours 13 minutes

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

It usually takes around 37 hours 13 minutes to travel the 768 miles (1236 km) from Venice to Bilbao by train, although you can get there in as little as 37 hours 13 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 1 train per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 6 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Venice to Bilbao start from €143.60 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than 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 Bilbao? 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.

Venice to Bilbao by train

It takes an average of 37h 13m to travel from Venice to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 768 miles (1236 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from Venice to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from €143.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 37h 13m
PriceFrom €143.60
Distance768 miles (1236 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train00:04
Last train00:04
Departure stationVenice
Arrival stationBilbao
Changes6 changes

Venice to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Bilbao for Monday 23rd May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
23:04 12:17 37h 13m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Venice to Bilbao

The price of train tickets from Venice to Bilbao starts at €143.60 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 Venice 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 Venice 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 Venice to Bilbao take?

The average journey time by train between Venice and Bilbao is 37 hours and 13 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 Venice and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Bilbao is 37 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Bilbao cost?

Train ticket prices from Venice to Bilbao can start from as little as €143.60 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 Venice to Bilbao?

No, there are no direct train services from Venice to Bilbao. Travelling from Venice to Bilbao by train will require a minimum of 6 changes.

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

The first train from Venice to Bilbao leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venice to Bilbao leaves at 00:04. 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 Venice and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Bilbao 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 Bilbao to Venice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Venice to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/23/2022. 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 04/09/2022 for travel on 04/09/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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