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

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 39 min

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

$63 - $214

5 alternative options

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 37 min

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

$68 - $268

Train, bus  •  11 h 57 min

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

$304 - $374

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$88 - $148

Bus Eurolines FR  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$183 - $266

Drive  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bilbao 886.6 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Bilbao via Brussels, Brussels-North station and San Sebastián. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 56 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Bilbao is 1168 km. The road distance is 1418.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 57 min and costs 260€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Bilbao bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 50€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 21 h 56 min.

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

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Amsterdam to Bilbao bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 729.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

KLM, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Bilbao every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Brussels, Brussels-North station and San Sebastián in around 21 h 56 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Bus operators
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Bilbao is 1419 km. It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to drive from Amsterdam to Bilbao.

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

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There are 477+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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