There are 7 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) by plane, bus or train

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 to Bilbao  •  12h 45m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Bilbao (BIO) SJO - BIO

390€ - 900€

Cheapest option

Fly to Madrid, train  •  17h 23m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Madrid (MAD) SJO - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando

374€ - 832€

5 alternative options

Fly to Santander, bus  •  15h 10m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Santander (SDR) SJO - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

699€ - 2764€

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  17h 29m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Sebastian (EAS) SJO - EAS
  2. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao

470€ - 577€

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  17h 52m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Biarritz (BIQ) SJO - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao

569€ - 2864€

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  17h 38m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Pamplona (PNA) SJO - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
  3. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao

419€ - 985€

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  19h 5m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Oviedo (OVD) SJO - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Bilbao

572€ - 1847€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is to fly which costs $430 - $1,000 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is to fly which costs $430 - $1,000 and takes 12h 45m.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 8545 km.

It takes approximately 12h 45m to fly from San Jose (SJO) to Bilbao (BIO), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 45m and has one stopover.

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Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 7h ahead of San Jose Airport (SJO). It is currently 10:11 AM in San Jose Airport (SJO) and 5:11 PM in Bilbao Airport (BIO).

Copa Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and Iberia offer flights from San Jose Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 704+ hotels available in Bilbao Airport (BIO). Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bilbao Airport (BIO).
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  • Distance: 8545.3 km
  • Duration: 12h 45m

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain?

Iberia, Air France and seven other airlines fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 1900€
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
850€ - 1900€
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Madrid, Vigo
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
850€ - 1900€
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
850€ - 1900€
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Panama City, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 1900€
Flights from San Jose to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
650€ - 2800€
Flights from San Jose to Santander via Panama City, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 2900€
Flights from San Jose to Santander via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
700€ - 3000€
Flights from San Jose to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000€ - 1300€
Flights from San Jose to San Sebastian via Panama City, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000€ - 1300€
Flights from San Jose to San Sebastian via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000€ - 1300€
Flights from San Jose to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000€ - 1400€
Flights from San Jose to Pamplona via Panama City, Madrid
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000€ - 1400€
Flights from San Jose to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 2900€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2300€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Panama City, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2400€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Madrid, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
600€ - 2600€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 1900€
Flights from San Jose to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
650€ - 2800€
Flights from San Jose to Santander via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 2900€
Flights from San Jose to San Sebastian via London Gatwick, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1200€ - 2100€
Flights from San Jose to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000€ - 1400€
Flights from San Jose to Pamplona via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 58m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000€ - 1400€
Flights from San Jose to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 2900€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2300€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
850€ - 1500€
Flights from San Jose to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
850€ - 4100€
Flights from San Jose to Biarritz via Panama City, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800€ - 4100€
Flights from San Jose to Biarritz via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550€ - 2900€
Flights from San Jose to Biarritz via Miami, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800€ - 4100€
Flights from San Jose to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
800€ - 4100€
Flights from San Jose to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
650€ - 2300€
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to San Sebastian via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900€ - 1700€
Flights from San Jose to Pamplona via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700€ - 1300€
Flights from San Jose to Madrid via Bogota
Ave. Duration
13h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 1200€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Bogota, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650€ - 1800€
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Santander via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 2900€
Flights from San Jose to San Sebastian via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000€ - 1300€
Flights from San Jose to Pamplona via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 58m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000€ - 1400€
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2400€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Jose to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
900€ - 2000€
Flights from San Jose to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
900€ - 2100€
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Madrid via Panama City
Ave. Duration
12h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 2200€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from San Jose to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
800€ - 4100€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from San Jose to Oviedo via Panama City, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 1800€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.es
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Estellesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Website
La Estellesa S.A.
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Oviedo to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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