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

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Fly to Bilbao  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Bilbao (BIO) CPH - BIO

$88 - $812

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Fly to Santander, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Santander (SDR) CPH - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$156 - $380

Train, bus  •  25 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  5. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  6. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$456 - $612

Train  •  29 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
  5. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando A

$501 - $777

Bus ALSA  •  32 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Bremen 173 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Bilbao

$111 - $182

Bus Eurolines FR  •  36 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao

$219 - $330

Drive, train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Köln Hbf to Bilbao

$272 - $497

Drive  •  21 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Bilbao 1415.4 miles

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Bilbao is to fly which costs 550 kr - 5500 kr and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Bilbao is to fly which costs 550 kr - 5500 kr and takes 6 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Bilbao via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Hamburg Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 29 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Bilbao is 1769 km. The road distance is 2264.6 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 25 h 33 min and costs 2900 kr - 4000 kr.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Copenhagen to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Bilbao bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Copenhagen station.

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Copenhagen to Bilbao train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Bilbao is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 550 kr - 5500 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 3200 kr - 5500 kr and takes 29 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 700 kr - 1200 kr and takes 32 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 1105.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Bilbao, Spain?

Brussels Airlines, KLM and 12 other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Hamburg Hbf, Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels - Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 29 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $3,500
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $3,500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $3,100
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Copenhagen to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Copenhagen to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $3,500
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $3,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Copenhagen to Santander via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Santander via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Copenhagen to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $3,600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Copenhagen to Bilbao via Prague
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$220 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $400
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bremen to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
alsa.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 Copenhagen to Bremen
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Copenhagen to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
31 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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There is no direct flight from Copenhagen Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Copenhagen to Bilbao bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Copenhagen to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Bilbao is 2265 km. It takes approximately 21 h 1 min to drive from Copenhagen to Bilbao.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss, Iberia and 10 other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Bilbao bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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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 Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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