There are 5 ways to get from Bilbao to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 41 min

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

$64 - $214

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  25 h 16 min

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

$62 - $95

3 alternative options

Train  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Lille Flandres Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  5. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal

$284 - $398

Bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Amsterdam

$75 - $120

Drive  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Amsterdam 886.5 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Amsterdam is to train and bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 25 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Amsterdam. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 19 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Lille Europe Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 17 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Amsterdam is 1168 km. The road distance is 1418.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 17 h 17 min and costs 240€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Bilbao to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 729.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

Vueling Airlines, KLM and seven other airlines fly from Bilbao to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Lille Flandres, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 17 h 17 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
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 Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$100 - $130
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Bilbao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
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 San Sebastián to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Ouibus

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