There are 6 ways to get from Munich 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  •  5 h 24 min

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

$81 - $197

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 53 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 Bayonne Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$351 - $485

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 Eurolines FR  •  33 h 45 min

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

$197 - $286

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Bilbao

$100 - $160

Drive  •  15 h 29 min

  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 65€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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

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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 1 h.

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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 16 h 53 min and costs 300€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min 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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The best way to get from Munich to Bilbao is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 65€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 190€ and takes 25 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Munich to Bilbao bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bilbao station.

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  • Distance: 779.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

Lufthansa, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Munich to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Bilbao via Zurich and Zürich in around 25 h 15 min.

Airlines
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 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 Bilbao via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 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
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
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
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 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 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$250 - $370
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
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
1 h 51 min
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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from München to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $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 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Zürich, 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
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 Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com

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