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About the train journey from Zumárraga to Bilbao

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The train from Zumárraga to Bilbao usually takes 4 hours 10 minutes on average to travel 33 miles (54 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours 3 minutes. You can expect to find 4 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Zumárraga and Bilbao, you’ll need to make 1 change on your way to Bilbao. You'll be travelling on a Renfe service during your journey to Bilbao, which is the main train operator in Spain. Offering modern, comfortable and air-conditioned trains throughout the country, you'll get there feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Zumárraga to Bilbao in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €12.95.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bilbao, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Zumárraga to Bilbao by train

It takes an average of 4h 10m to travel from Zumárraga to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (54 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Zumárraga to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from €12.95 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 3m
PriceFrom €12.95
Distance33 miles (54 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train05:52
Last train17:52
Departure stationZumárraga
Arrival stationBilbao
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Zumárraga to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zumárraga to Bilbao for martes 4º octubre 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:52 10:47 5h 55m, 1 change
11:19 14:22 3h 3m, 1 change
14:01 17:15 3h 14m, 1 change
16:52 21:21 4h 29m, 1 change

Renfe, Alvia and Media Distancia trains from Zumárraga to Bilbao

You can travel from Zumárraga to Bilbao on Renfe, Alvia and Media Distancia 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.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Zumárraga to Bilbao

The price of train tickets from Zumárraga to Bilbao starts at €12.95 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 Zumárraga 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 Zumárraga 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 Zumárraga to Bilbao take?

The average journey time by train between Zumárraga and Bilbao is 4 hours and 10 minutes, with around 4 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 Zumárraga and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zumárraga to Bilbao is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Zumárraga to Bilbao cost?

Train ticket prices from Zumárraga to Bilbao can start from as little as €12.95 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 Zumárraga to Bilbao?

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

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

The first train from Zumárraga to Bilbao leaves at 05:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zumárraga to Bilbao leaves at 17:52. 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 Zumárraga and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from Zumárraga to Bilbao cover a distance of around 33 miles (54 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bilbao to Zumárraga.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zumárraga to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. 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 07/07/2022 for travel on 07/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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