The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last bus of the day.
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1d 2 h 40 m
1d 4 h 40 m
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Of the 2 buses that leave Cologne for Bilbao every day 2 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||26 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$92 (€82)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Switzerland or Alsa|
Buses from Cologne to Bilbao cover the 702 miles (1132 km) long route taking on average 26 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Switzerland or Alsa. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $83 (€74), but the average price of bus tickets is $92 (€82). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
FlixBus and Alsa buses will get you between Cologne and Bilbao from $83 (€74). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
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 provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
Travel by bus between Cologne, Germany and Bilbao, Spain is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 5/19/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Bilbao closer to your date of departure here
The restriction level for your return bus to Cologne, Germany from Bilbao is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Bilbao closer to your date of departure here here.
When departing from Cologne, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When arriving in Bilbao, you can end your trip in bus stations like Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Abando (Estación).
Omio customers book a bus from Köln Hbf to Bilbao, Zorroza most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Bilbao, called Bilbao, Zorroza, is located around 3.7 miles (5.9 km) away from its city center.
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