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There are 8 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  •  4h 55m

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

$69 - $168

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  23h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián Largo Recorrido
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Milan San Donato Ouibus

$58 - $157

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  6h 47m

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

$78 - $195

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  7h 8m

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

$62 - $314

Bus, train  •  15h 49m

  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 Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv

$324 - $374

Train  •  19h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv

$239 - $333

Bus Eurolines CH  •  22h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Genève
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan 405 / ...

$96 - $183

Drive  •  12h 27m

  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 50€ - 140€ and takes 23h 6m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Milan. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at via verziere via San Sebastián and san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Milan. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Milano Porta Garibaldi via Barcelona Sants, Valence TGV and Chambery-Challes-E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 34m.

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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 15h 49m and costs 280€ - 330€.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Milan is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 290€ and takes 19h 34m, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 160€ and takes 22h 43m.

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

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

Vueling Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Milan 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Milan via Barcelona Sants, Valence TGV, and Chambery-Challes-E in around 19h 34m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Southend
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Bergamo via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
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 Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bilbao to Genève
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $160
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
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 Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com

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

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

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Bilbao to Milan train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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

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

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Book your Bilbao to Milan train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 4271+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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