There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Amsterdam  •  4 h 48 min

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

$63 - $214

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Bus, train  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$60 - $90

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 21 min

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

$110 - $315

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Bilbao (BIO) DUS - BIO

$121 - $263

Train, bus  •  11 h 45 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 Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$331 - $437

Train  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  4. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$288 - $376

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

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

$77 - $139

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 bus and train which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 26 h 48 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 48 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 Bruselas Nord Eurolines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Paris Nord, Massy TGV, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 32 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 45 min and costs 280€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 50€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 330€ and takes 15 h 32 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 729.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

KLM, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Massy Palaiseau, Massy TGV, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 15 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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Amsterdam to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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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, Aer Lingus and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 444+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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