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There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Bilbao by plane, train, 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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Fly from Brussels  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO

$46 - $243

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Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Airport Charles de Gaulle
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO

$136 - $348

Train, bus  •  9 h 46 min

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

$238 - $365

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao N743

$65 - $120

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$164 - $240

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia N743
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao Largo Recorrido

$76 - $126

Drive  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bilbao 763.2 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bilbao is to bus which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bilbao is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruselas Nord Eurolines and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 45 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Bilbao is 1007 km. The road distance is 1221.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 46 min and costs 200€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Brussels to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bruselas Nord Eurolines station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 40€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 629.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Brussels Airlines, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Brussels to Bilbao every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Brussels to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $110 and the journey takes 16 h 45 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
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 Brussels to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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 Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
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
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Airport Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
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
$110 - $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
Bus operators
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
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Bayonne, Bayonne to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bilbao is 1221 km. It takes approximately 11 h 24 min to drive from Brussels to Bilbao.

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Bilbao bus tickets online with Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 454+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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