Costa Verde Express
Costa Verde Express: Bilbao to Oviedo
Costa Verde Express
Exterior of Costa Verde Express
Common Lounges
Exterior of Costa Verde Express
Dining Area
Dining onboard
Grand Class Suite
Suite ensuite

Costa Verde Express: Bilbao to Oviedo (Tour code: 13971)

Starts and Ends
Bilbao to
Travel Periods
26 Jul & 18 Oct 2024
Travel Style
Rail Journeys
Set off on a luxurious rail expedition through the picturesque landscapes of northern Spain aboard the Costa Verde Express. Explore the captivating three-day journey from Bilbao to Oviedo.


Free time & city tour to discover the charm of Santander - renowned for its stunning mansions, including the iconic Palacio Real de la Magdalena.

A faithful reproduction of the original Altamira cave in Santillana del Mar, created using state-of-the-art technology and scientific knowledge. Visitors can explore the three-dimensional recreation to learn about the life, art and environment of Europe's earliest settlers.

Oviedo is known for its significant architectural landmarks such as the Cathedral, Santa María del Naranco church, and San Miguel de Lillo chapel. The Old Town features the Museum of Fine Arts, displaying works by renowned artists like El Greco and Picasso.

3 days
AUD 4,107
per person, twin share
Travelling with kids? Read more 
All services are subject to availability.


Embark on a luxurious rail journey through the breathtaking landscapes of northern Spain aboard the Costa Verde Express. Travel from Bilbao to Oviedo on an enchanting three-day, two-night voyage, where you'll discover the charm of historic cities, indulge in gourmet cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the region.


Each guest will be provided with a toiletry bag containing amenities and slippers
Every day, enjoy a buffet-style breakfasts served on the train
Exceptional dining experiences for all dinners and lunches, whether served on board the train or in esteemed first-class restaurants, complete with inclusive offerings of wine, soft drinks and coffee
A memorable dinner and an end-of-trip celebration
All entrance fees to museums, monuments, and shows, as well as scheduled excursions and guided visits
Engage in a variety of onboard activities such as live music, performances, bar car parties and dancing
Private ensuite accommodation in Grand Class Suites onboard the train
Enjoy a complimentary standard Renfe train travel before and after your tour, adding an extra layer of ease to your journey - Please note that this service is not a private transfer
Onboard the train, enjoy a welcome beverage and snack to commence your journey

Day 1 Bilbao Santander

Passengers will be welcomed at La Concordia Station in Bilbao at 2:00 p.m. Upon arrival, baggage claim services will be available, followed by accommodation aboard the Costa Verde Express train. Enjoy a welcome drink as the train departs for Santander. Explore the city at your leisure, followed by dinner and an overnight stay on the train in Santander.

Bilbao → Santander

Day 2 Santander Santillana Llanes

As breakfast is served, the train will arrive at Cabezón de la Sal, where guests will depart to visit the Neocave of Altamira and the medieval town of Santillana del Mar. Lunch will be served onboard as the train travels to Llanes. Explore the town, enjoy dinner, and spend the night in Llanes.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Santander → Santillana → Llanes
Santillana del Mar.

Day 3 Llanes Picos de Europa Oviedo

Following breakfast, visit the Sanctuary of Covadonga and Los Lagos, followed by Cangas de Onis, the first capital of the Asturian Kingdom. Upon returning to the train, lunch will be served as the Costa Verde Express travels to its final destination, Oviedo. The journey concludes upon arrival at Oviedo Renfe station at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Breakfast, Lunch
Llanes→ Picos de Europa → Oviedo
Sanctuary of Covadonga


Costa Verde Express

The 24 Suites on the Costa Verde Express are meticulously designed to ensure a comfortable and luxurious onboard experience. The Grand-Class Suite, adorned with exquisite wood panelling, exudes a cosy and inviting ambiance. It boasts adjustable air-conditioning, a double bed, and additional amenities for your enhanced comfort, including a writing desk, wardrobe, luggage closet, minibar, and a safe. Each suite comes with a private, well-appointed bathroom featuring a shower, hairdryer, and a selection of welcome items and toiletries. Large windows allow you to immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery and the train's internal connectivity enables seamless movement throughout its length.

Grand Class Double Suite

Additional information

Official language
Local currency

2024 departure dates:

  • 26 July
  • 18 October



  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing, and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package


What is the dress code onboard the train?

The atmosphere on board is one of relaxed nature. During the day dress for relaxed comfort for onboard the train and when embarking on excursions. We suggest wearing durable shoes for excursions, and please be prepared for change of weather. In the evening, guests have the option to choose a more formal outfit.

Which drinks are available aboard the train?

Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are provided during mealtimes. Outside of mealtimes, the lounge cars offer guests various options to purchase soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and water. Additionally, a thoughtfully curated menu of alcoholic beverages is available for purchase, encompassing wines, beers, and spirits, ensuring passengers can enjoy a delightful and refreshing experience while traveling onboard.

Is there Wi-Fi onboard the train?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and lounges. Each suite is equipped with a computer, and there is also a communal computer available in the Train Lounges (availability subject to carrier coverage).

Can special dietary preferences be requested?

Provided a detailed request has been made at time of booking – special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and adhering to religious requirements, may be arranged.

Will I need to tip the train staff?

Gratuities for staff and guides are at the passenger’s discretion.

Is there air conditioning on board?

Onboard air-conditioning is provided, with individual control available for cabin air conditioning.

What is the luggage allowance for travelling guests onboard the train?

For ease while on board the train, it is recommended to utilise a travel bag or soft suitcase. Nevertheless, two large suitcases per room can be accommodated in the Suites, with staff onboard to help with loading the luggage.

Is it possible for individuals with mobility limitations to participate in the journey?

While the train has been renovated and features state-of-the-art technologies, it remains a historic and vintage train, lacking interior adaptations for wheelchair or walking frame access. Consequently, these trains are not considered accessible. However, individuals with reduced mobility who rely solely on wheelchair support outside the train can embark on the journey, provided they are accompanied by a companion to help.

Is smoking permitted onboard?

In Spain, smoking is not allowed in enclosed public spaces, including public transport or collective transport vehicles. Consequently, in compliance with existing regulations, travellers are prohibited from smoking while on board. It's important to note that train journeys typically do not exceed 3-4 hours.

Will I need travel insurance?

As with all holidays and trips abroad, we strongly recommend that you have travel insurance. Please consult with our agents at time of booking and we can assist you with this.

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