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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Bilbao by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bilbao (BIO) MUC - BIO

$68 - $184

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$323 - $441

Train  •  18h 52m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  5. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$318 - $411

Bus Eurolines CH  •  25h 12m

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Bilbao

$231 - $375

Bus Eurolines FR  •  33h 44m

  1. Take the bus from München to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$195 - $283

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Bilbao

$100 - $160

Drive  •  15h 29m

  1. Drive from Munich to Bilbao 1013.1 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Bilbao is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 5h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 52m.

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The distance between Munich and Bilbao is 1247 km. The road distance is 1621 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 15h 3m and costs 280€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Munich to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Munich to Bilbao bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from München station.

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Munich to Bilbao train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bilbao is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs 55€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 360€ and takes 18h 52m, you could also bus, which costs 200€ - 330€ and takes 25h 12m.

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  • Distance: 779.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Bilbao, Spain?

Lufthansa, Air France and six other airlines fly from Munich to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Bilbao via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 18h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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 München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
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
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
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
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from München to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Munich to Bilbao bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao station.

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Munich to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Bilbao is 1621 km. It takes approximately 15h 29m to drive from Munich to Bilbao.

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Air France, Eurowings, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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