There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra by plane, bus, train, night train, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Bilbao  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bilbao (BIO) ATH - BIO

$111 - $342

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Fly to Santander, bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Santander (SDR) ATH - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$99 - $220

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Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Biarritz (BIQ) ATH - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$122 - $387

Fly to San Sebastian, train  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to San Sebastian (EAS) ATH - EAS
  2. Take the train from Lugaritz-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao

$168 - $335

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Pamplona (PNA) ATH - PNA
  2. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki

$178 - $362

Train, bus  •  45 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$238 - $361

Bus Georg  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bilbao

$386 - $476

Train, night train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  6. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$385 - $540

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L7 / ...

$172 - $248

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Padova to Bilbao

$213 - $446

Drive  •  32 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra 2143.1 miles

$500 - $750

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bilbao via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between Athens and Bilbo Zaharra is 2313 km. The road distance is 3429 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra without a car is to train and bus which takes 45 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra, including transfers.

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Athens to Bilbo Zaharra bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra is to fly which takes 8 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Athens to Bilbo Zaharra bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Bilbo Zaharra is 3429 km. It takes approximately 32 h 44 min to drive from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra.

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Iberia, KLM, Air Europa and six other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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  • Distance: 1445.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 44 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Bilbo Zaharra, Spain?

Lufthansa, Iberia and 11 other airlines fly from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra via Sofia in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Athens to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Athens to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Athens to Pamplona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Athens to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Santander via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Athens to Santander via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Lugaritz-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
Bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
La Union
Simeonidis Tours
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
41 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$310 - $400
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $315
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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There are 419+ hotels available in Bilbo Zaharra. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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