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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Bilbao  •  8h 29m

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

$111 - $342

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Fly to Santander, bus  •  11h 13m

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

$99 - $220

6 alternative options

Train, bus ALSA  •  45h 17m

  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

$235 - $390

Bus Georg  •  2 days 6h

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

$386 - $476

Train, bus via Basel  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  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

$391 - $605

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Areta

$175 - $251

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 17h

  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  •  32h 44m

  1. Drive from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra 2143.1 miles

$500 - $750

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra is to fly which costs 95€ - 300€ and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Bilbo Zaharra is to fly which costs 95€ - 300€ and takes 8h 29m.

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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 6h.

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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 45h 17m and costs 200€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m 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 8h 29m and costs 95€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 330€ - 420€ and takes 2 days 6h.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 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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  • Distance: 1445.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 29m

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

Lufthansa, Iberia and 12 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 6h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Santander via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Athens to Santander via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Athens to Santander via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Athens to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Santander via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Athens to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
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
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
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inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
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 Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
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
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
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
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
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
41h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$310 - $400
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25h 49m
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
10h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Movelia
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
Info@movelia.es
Website
movelia.es
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Areta
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
movelia.es
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
28h 35m
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
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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

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

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There are 436+ 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 42m and costs 9€.

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