There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Switzerland by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Bilbao to Geneva  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Geneva (GVA) BIO - GVA

$60 - $167

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Fly Bilbao to Zurich  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Zurich (ZRH) BIO - ZRH

$73 - $223

Fly Bilbao to Basel  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Basel (BSL) BIO - BSL

$75 - $237

Fly Bilbao to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BIO - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$78 - $180

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 15 min

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

$121 - $299

Bus, train via Paris Montparnasse  •  13 h 5 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 Zürich HB Tgv

$311 - $370

Bus  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Zürich

$114 - $205

Bus, train  •  21 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$110 - $180

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Zürich 820 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Switzerland is to fly which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Switzerland is to fly which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Switzerland is 960 km. The road distance is 1312 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Switzerland without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 5 min and costs 260€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Bilbao to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs 50€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 180€ and takes 20 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Switzerland is 1312 km. It takes approximately 12 h 38 min to drive from Bilbao to Switzerland.

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easyJet, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and Air France offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 599.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Switzerland?

easyJet, Air France and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Geneva 4 times a day. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bilbao to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $190 and the journey takes 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $3,400
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Bilbao to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bilbao to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
Bus from Bilbao to Basel
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bilbao to Zürich
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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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