There are 8 ways to get from Milan 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bilbao (BIO) MXP - BIO

$69 - $168

7 alternative options

Fly from Milan Linate  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bilbao (BIO) LIN - BIO

$78 - $194

Train, bus via Paris Montparnasse  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$353 - $417

Train  •  19 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  5. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$242 - $335

Train, bus Eurolines CH  •  22 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sion Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sion to Bilbao

$133 - $223

Bus Eurolines CH  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva 405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Bilbao

$97 - $192

Bus Eurolines FR  •  27 h 1 min

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

$127 - $262

Drive  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Bilbao 826.7 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The distance between Milan and Bilbao is 993 km. The road distance is 1323 km.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Milan to Bilbao is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 55€ - 150€.

No, there is no direct train from Milan to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 39 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Bilbao via Milan, Milan and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Milan to Bilbao, including transfers.

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Bilbao, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Milan to Bilbao every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Bilbao via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants, and Zaragoza Delicias in around 19 h 39 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Sion to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
19 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Genève Gare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Milan to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
20 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
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 - $100
Website
iberocoach.com

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