Ticket from Bilbao to Barcelona in Spain

How do we travel from Bilbao to Barcelona? How long does it take and is there a schedule of times the train leaves?
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  • There are several direct trains per day between Bilbao and Barcelona. The journey time is approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes.

    Please enter the cities as Bilbao Abando and Barcelona Sants. You can use the following quick link for fares and schedules http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/poi.... It may be necessary to change the departure time to 6AM.

    Trains in Spain can only be booked 90 days prior to the travel date. If your travel date is outside of this ticketing window you can enter a date within the next 60 days for approximate fares and schedules.
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    Today we travelled bilbao to Barcelona first class. What was first class about is I do not know. The seats were hard. No newspapers, no food was served. The basic fare was €34 and the so called first ticket was €86. A total rip off. I had expected food to be served on a 6 and a half hour journey. When I asked the attendant he was very grumpy and would not allow us bring a coffee and a toasted sandwich, we had to buy,back to our seat. What I paid €172 for two tickets I'll never know.
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    • Hello, I am looking for a train from Bilbou to Barcelona which site should I use and what is the prices for it
    • Jeff (Official Rep) June 24, 2015 16:50
      Hi Suresh.

      From Bilbao to Barcelona, there are direct 'Alvia' trains. You would check ticket costs and purchase tickets for one of these trains by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website (www.raileurope.com) and entering the route.

      Generally, trains in Spain can only be booked within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended departure date happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just enter an earlier date (some time within the next 60 or 90 days), to get an idea of the ticket costs and view schedules in the meantime.
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