There are 11 ways to get from Bilbao to Florence 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.

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Fly Bilbao to Florence  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Florence (FLR) BIO - FLR

$103 - $415

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Train, bus  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Genoa
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Pisa Centrale Fb / ...
  4. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn Rv / ...

$76 - $121

9 alternative options

Fly Bilbao to Pisa, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Pisa (PSA) BIO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$83 - $256

Fly Bilbao to Bologna, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Bologna (BLQ) BIO - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$86 - $277

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Florence  •  8 h 32 min

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

$134 - $406

Fly Bilbao to Venice, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Venice (VCE) BIO - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$99 - $278

Fly Bilbao to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BIO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$91 - $222

Bus ALSA  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Niza
  2. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Florence, Florence N758

$88 - $135

Train  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$259 - $338

Bus Eurolines FR  •  35 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Firenze

$200 - $293

Drive  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Florence 891.6 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Florence. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Firenze via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Florence. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Barcelona Sants Station, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Florence is 1143 km. The road distance is 1426.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Florence without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Bilbao to Florence, including transfers.

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

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Bilbao to Florence train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Florence is to fly which takes 6 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 22 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 21 h 56 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Bilbao to Florence bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Firenze station.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Florence.
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  • Distance: 714.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Florence, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Air France and seven other airlines fly from Bilbao to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Florence via Niza, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, Florence, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 21 h 22 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Biarritz to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Florence via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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
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 Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Niza
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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 Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Genoa
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Firenze
Ave. Duration
30 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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Bilbao to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Florence is 1427 km. It takes approximately 13 h 35 min to drive from Bilbao to Florence.

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Air Dolomiti, KLM, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5432+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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