My family is travelling between Barcelona and Bilbao in June/July 2010. I’m looking for pros/cons of travel options. I have researched the options as far as the Renfe, ALSA, Vueling, and Ryan Air websites for costs and schedules. I’d like to hear from those who have travelled this route.
Is this route scenic? Would bus/train be enjoyable for the scenic value?
How comfortable is the ALSA ‘normal” bus? Has anyone taken the overnight bus on this route? I’m somewhat concerned about luggage on the bus- we travel light but luggage storage on a bus seems minimal- under the bus worries me a bit- should this worry me?
How comfortable is the Renfe train on this route?
How much of a hassle is the Vueling flight- when adding in the ground transport in Barcelona and Bilbao?