There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) 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  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bilbao (BIO) FRA - BIO

$81 - $215

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Bus Ouibus  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hub Europe Alsa to Bilbao Ouibus

$55 - $78

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Train, bus via Paris Montparnasse  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  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

$302 - $416

Train, bus  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$312 - $419

Bus ALSA  •  46 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Bilbao

$83 - $125

Drive  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) 928.1 miles

$190 - $290

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Aireportua/Aeropuerto via Hub Europe Alsa and Termibus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 22 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 1161 km. The road distance is 1484.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO), including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Frankfurt station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 1485 km. It takes approximately 13 h 34 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO).

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Swiss, Air Europa, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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  • Distance: 725.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain?

Lufthansa, KLM and five other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) via Hub Europe Alsa, Bilbao, and Termibus in around 23 h 22 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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
$180 - $270
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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
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
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
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 Frankfurt to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hub Europe Alsa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
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 Frankfurt Main Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
46 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com

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There are 433+ hotels available in Bilbao Airport (BIO). Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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