There are 8 ways to get from Bruges to Bilbao by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO

$66 - $248

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Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Bilbao  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO

$113 - $289

Bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Biarritz (BIQ) LIL - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$156 - $524

Train, bus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$284 - $394

Bus, train TGV  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  4. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$196 - $260

Bus  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao N743

$71 - $130

Bus FlixBus, train  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the bus from Lille to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
  3. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$70 - $119

Drive  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Bilbao 753.9 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Bilbao is to bus which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 19 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Bilbao is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and arriving at Bilbao via Bruselas Nord Eurolines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 35 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Bilbao is 997 km. The road distance is 1206.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 44 min and costs 240€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Bruges to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Bruges to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein station.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Bruges to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Bilbao is 1206 km. It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to drive from Bruges to Bilbao.

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  • Distance: 623.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Bilbao, Spain?

You can take a bus from Bruges to Bilbao via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bruselas Nord Eurolines in around 19 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$24 - $27
1st Class
$34 - $38
Train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $27
Train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Lille Flandres to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$200 - $310
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
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 Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Brussels Airlines, Air Europa, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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