Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Biscay
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Biscay

From Irun to Bilbao

Travel by coach from Irun to Bilbao with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Irun to Bilbao by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency:  Over 10 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 06:45 am and 11:55 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 120 km (74 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 1.45 h and 2.30 h hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Irun and Bilbao

Coaches travelling from Irun to Bilbao depart from the bus terminal at Irun's railway station, locate on Estación Renfe Kalea, s/n.

All stations are connected to the public transport network and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estación de Autobuses Termibus de Bilbao bus station, on Gurtubay Kalea, 1.

What to see in Irun

Irún is the second biggest city in Guipúzcoa, and marks the border with France. Strolling around its streets you can’t help but notice the many works of art, such as the Church of Santa María del Juncal, built in the 17th century, or of course the Santa Elena Chapel. The façade of the Hospital de Sancho de Urdanibia and the Palace of Urdanibia are also well worth stopping for. In this charming city you can also enjoy nature, for instance by climbing the Peña de Aia granite massif, where you will get to see the Bidasoa river mouth.

What to see in Bilbao

This well-rounded city offers the most avant-garde architecture designed by top architects, such as the Guggenheim by Frank Gehry, the Zubizuri (white bridge) by Santiago Calatrava, and the metro station entrances by Norman Foster, in addition to the more traditional and stately buildings of the City Hall and the Fine Arts Museum. Make sure to try the tasty Basque cuisine, most widely known for its pintxos that you will find in the many restaurants dotted around Bilbao’s old quarter and the winding streets that surround the Cathedral.