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There are 8 ways to get from Bruges to Bilbao by train, plane, 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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Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO

$71 - $259

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Bus Ouibus  •  19 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Bilbao

$41 - $63

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Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bilbao  •  7 h 27 min

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

$108 - $284

Bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 40 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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  4. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$150 - $533

Train, bus  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid 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 Bayona to Bilbao

$259 - $334

Train  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  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

$213 - $272

Bus Iberocoach  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Paris, Paris N702
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Porte de Charenton to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$110 - $141

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 35€ - 55€ and takes 19 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Bilbao is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 51 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 - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao via Ministere De L'economie Et Des Finances and Paris - Porte de Charenton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk, Lille Flandres, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 53 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 54 min and costs 220€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Bruges to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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Bruges to Bilbao train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Bilbao is to train which takes 15 h 53 min and costs 180€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 18 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 623.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Bilbao via Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk, Gare de Lille Flandres, Lille Flandres, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 15 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Bilbao via Paris, Paris, Ministere De L'economie Et Des Finances, Porte De Charenton, and Paris - Porte de Charenton in around 18 h 49 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
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 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Lille Flandres to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $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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Contact Details
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
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Paris - Porte de Charenton to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com

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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 Ouibus, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Bruges to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-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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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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