There are 7 ways to get from Bilbao to Milan by plane, bus, train 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 Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BIO - MXP

$69 - $169

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Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BIO - BGY

$62 - $314

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Milan Linate (LIN) BIO - LIN

$78 - $195

Bus, train  •  15 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr

$344 - $409

Bus Ouibus  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Milan Ouibus

$67 - $100

Bus Eurolines CH  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lausanne
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Milan, Milan 405

$115 - $208

Drive  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Milan 827.6 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Milan is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 22 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Milan is to fly which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Milan. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at conciliazione m1 via Bayonne and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 22 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Milan is 993 km. The road distance is 1324.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Milan without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 51 min and costs 290€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Bilbao to Milan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Milan is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 22 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Bilbao to Milan bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Milan station.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Milan.
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  • Distance: 620.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

Vueling Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Milan via Bayona, Bayonne, Milan, and lampugnano m1 in around 22 h 22 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$21 - $35
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 Bayonne to Milan
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bilbao to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Lausanne to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Milan is 1324 km. It takes approximately 12 h 27 min to drive from Bilbao to Milan.

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easyJet, Air France, Lufthansa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4065+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $63 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 1€ - 2€.

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