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Fly Edinburgh to Bilbao, bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bilbao (BIO) EDI - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki

€58 - €219

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Fly Edinburgh to Santander, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Santander (SDR) EDI - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki

€36 - €142

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bilbao (BIO) GLA - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki

€88 - €297

Fly Edinburgh to Biarritz, bus  •  11h 53m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Biarritz (BIQ) EDI - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€76 - €398

Train, bus via Lagny-sur-Marne  •  17h 44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Massy Tgv Tgv
  4. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Bayonne Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Bayonne to San Sebastian
  6. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€357 - €1059

Train, bus  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€172 - €608

Night bus, bus  •  31h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station Ukn10
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€140 - €196

Bus  •  32h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€126 - €180

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 16m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€176 - €467

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 22m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Vitoria-Gasteiz

€360 - €455

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vitoria-Gasteiz is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vitoria-Gasteiz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vitoria-Gasteiz is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz is to fly and bus, which costs £30 - £130 and takes 8h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £130 and takes 8h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Vitoria-Gasteiz. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Bus Station and arriving at Vitoria-Gasteiz via Londres Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 50m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Vitoria-Gasteiz is 1457 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz without a car is to train and bus via Lagny-sur-Marne which takes 17h 44m and costs £300 - £950.

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It takes approximately 9h 4m to get from Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Vitoria-Gasteiz station.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 3:36 PM in Edinburgh and 4:36 PM in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz.
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  • Distance: 1457.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 4m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Vitoria-Gasteiz via London Victoria Coach Station and Londres Victoria Coach Station in around 32h 10m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Glasgow to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bilbao via Belfast (Aldergrove), Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Glasgow to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Glasgow to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Glasgow to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Santander
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€310 - €450
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €30
1st Class
€19 - €23
Train from Massy Tgv to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estacion/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Autobuses La Union
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
iberocoach.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Lurraldebus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €320

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Lufthansa, British Airways, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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