The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Bilbao to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
19 h 55 m
22 h 28 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Bilbao for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||702 miles (1132 km)|
|Average bus duration||20 h 55 min|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, Eurolines France, Alsa or Autobuses La Union|
Buses from Bilbao to Cologne cover the 702 miles (1132 km) long trip taking on average 20 h 55 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Alsa or Autobuses La Union. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
Find the best journey to Cologne from Bilbao with Omio's bus partners Alsa and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
Travel between Bilbao, Spain and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Bilbao to Cologne before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Bilbao, Spain from Cologne is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Bilbao from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.
There are a few bus stations in Bilbao to start your route from including Bilbao, Bilbao, Zorroza and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Bilbao-Abando and need to travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and need to travel around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from this bus station to the city center.
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