There are 7 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bilbao by train, plane, 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

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO

$67 - $221

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$58 - $80

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO

$91 - $291

Train, bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$311 - $410

Bus via Bruselas Nord Eurolines  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels-North station 813 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao N743

$73 - $133

Bus  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Bilbao

$75 - $120

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bilbao 848.6 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bilbao is to bus and train which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 24 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bilbao is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Bilbao is 1110 km. The road distance is 1357.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Rotterdam to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 43 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 693.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Bilbao, Spain?

You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Bilbao via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bruselas Nord Eurolines in around 20 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
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 - $90
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 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
43 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Ouibus

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