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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.

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 55 min

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

$69 - $168

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Fly from Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Bilbao (BIO) BGY - BIO

$62 - $313

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  6 h 52 min

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

$78 - $194

Train, bus  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$326 - $375

Train  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando A

$240 - $331

Bus Ouibus  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan San Donato to Bayonne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$67 - $102

Bus Eurolines CH  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva N405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Bilbao

$109 - $202

Drive  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Bilbao 826.7 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bilbao is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 23 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from duomo m1 m3 and arriving at Bilbao via Milan San Donato and Bayona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Milano Porta Garibaldi and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 16 min.

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The distance between Milan and Bilbao is 993 km. The road distance is 1322.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 6 min and costs 280€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Milan to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Milan to Bilbao bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Milan San Donato station.

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Milan to Bilbao train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bilbao is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 290€ and takes 19 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 23 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 620.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Milan to Bilbao every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Bilbao via Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 19 h 16 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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 Milan San Donato to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Milan to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Bilbao is 1323 km. It takes approximately 12 h 22 min to drive from Milan to Bilbao.

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Air France, Air Europa, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Milan to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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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 Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 10€ - 14€.

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