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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO

€52 - €175

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to San Sebastian (EAS) AMS - EAS

€87 - €254

Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO

€109 - €253

Train, bus  •  11h 39m

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

€272 - €449

Train  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Massy Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Hendaye Tgv
  4. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao E1

€246 - €578

Bus  •  20h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station 810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao N743

€67 - €146

Drive  •  13h 26m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bilbao 1415.8 km

€180 - €270

Shuttle, train  •  21h 20m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Zarautz
  2. Take the train from San Pelaio-Zarautz to Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao E1

€166 - €169

Netherlands → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Basque Country is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Basque Country is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Basque Country 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: 2 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Basque Country is to fly which costs €50 - €180 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Basque Country is to fly which costs €50 - €180 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Basque Country. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Gran Vía 7 via Bruselas Nord Eurolines and Luis Briñas 27. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Basque Country. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Massy Tgv, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 24m.

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It is 1181 km from Amsterdam to Basque Country. It is approximately 1415.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Basque Country without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 39m and costs €270 - €450.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Amsterdam to Basque Country, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Basque Country bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Basque Country train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Basque Country is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs €50 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €240 - €600 and takes 15h 24m, you could also bus, which costs €65 - €150 and takes 20h 56m.

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  • Distance: 1181.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Basque Country, Spain?

KLM, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Bilbao every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Massy Tgv, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 15h 24m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€90 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €210
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
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 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
Train from Massy Tgv to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €340
Standard
€75 - €95
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
Euskotren
Phone
+34 944 333 333
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Euskotren
Train from San Pelaio-Zarautz to Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Euskotren
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Brussels Noord Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
CityBusExpress
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
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€160
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Starliner

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Amsterdam to Basque Country bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Amsterdam to Basque Country train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Basque Country is 1416 km. It takes approximately 13h 26m to drive from Amsterdam to Basque Country.

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Swiss, easyJet, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Basque Country. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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