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There are 6 ways to get from Amersfoort to Bilbao by train, plane, bus, car or shuttle

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Train, fly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO

61€ - 163€

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Train, bus  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bayonne to Bilbao

269€ - 454€

Bus via Brussels  •  21h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brussels, Brussels-North station 817 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao

108€ - 172€

Bus  •  47h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Bilbao

128€ - 188€

Drive  •  13h 13m

  1. Drive from Amersfoort to Bilbao 1398.2 km

170€ - 260€

Shuttle, bus  •  21h 55m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Utrecht, Touringcarhalte Reactorweg to Zarautz
  2. Take the bus from Zarautz to Bilbao Largo Recorrido / ...

170€ - 176€

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding
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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bilbao is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bilbao is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bilbao is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Spain.

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Last updated: 1 Dec 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Amersfoort to Bilbao is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Amersfoort to Bilbao is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 5h 40m.

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The distance between Amersfoort and Bilbao is 1166 km. The road distance is 1398.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amersfoort to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 54m and costs 260€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Amersfoort to Bilbao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amersfoort to Bilbao is 1398 km. It takes approximately 13h 13m to drive from Amersfoort to Bilbao.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 542+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 1166.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Amersfoort, Netherlands and Bilbao, Spain?

You can take a bus from Amersfoort to Bilbao via Utrecht Centraal, Utrecht, and Bruselas Nord Eurolines in around 21h 56m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 28€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 200€
Website
Thalys
Standard
95€ - 140€
Comfort
110€ - 150€
Premium
140€ - 200€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Utrecht to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Eurolines FR
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Utrecht to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
46h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
alsa.com
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Utrecht, Touringcarhalte Reactorweg to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160€
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Starliner
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Zarautz to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Lurraldebus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Zarautz - Suhiltzaileen Biribilgunea to Bilbao / Termibus
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Schedules at
pesa.net

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