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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  •  4h 18m

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

$81 - $216

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Bus Ouibus  •  23h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bayonne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$69 - $103

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Paris Montparnasse  •  12h 34m

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

$279 - $434

Train, bus  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$293 - $380

Bus  •  46h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Bilbao

$83 - $125

Drive  •  13h 34m

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

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is to bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 23h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is to fly which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 4h 18m.

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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 Bayona and Termibus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 32m.

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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 12h 34m and costs 240€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m 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 4h 18m and costs 70€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 23h 32m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao Airport (BIO).
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  • Distance: 725.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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

Lufthansa, KLM and four 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 Bayonne, Bayona, Bilbao, and Termibus in around 23h 32m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
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
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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
1h 51m
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
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
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
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
46h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
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 Bayonne
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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There are 451+ 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 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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