Directions from Munich to Bilbao

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Recommended option

Fly to Bilbao  •  5 h 24 min

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

$79 - $195

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to San Sebastián
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$55 - $100

7 alternative options

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Biarritz (BIQ) MUC - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$119 - $283

Fly to Santander, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Santander (SDR) MUC - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$95 - $228

Train, bus  •  15 h 5 min

  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 bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
  5. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$278 - $359

Train  •  19 h 9 min

  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

$309 - $413

Bus Eurolines CH  •  25 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Bilbao

$111 - $219

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Bilbao

$110 - $160

Drive  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Bilbao 1013.1 miles

$210 - $310

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

Lufthansa, KLM and seven 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 19 h 9 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Munich to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Munich to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Munich to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Munich to Santander via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $210
1st Class
$230 - $360
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
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
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Mnichov, ZOB to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Bilbao is to bus which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 21 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Munich to Bilbao is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 65€ - 170€.

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 19 h 9 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Munich to Bilbao, including transfers.