The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Bilbao is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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22 h 25 m
22 h 52 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||23 h 20 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$68 (€59)|
|Bus companies||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 23 h 20 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Switzerland or Alsa. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $68 (€59), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $63 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Bilbao.
For as little as $63 (€55) you can travel by bus from Cologne to Bilbao with FlixBus, Alsa and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
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 between Cologne, Germany and Bilbao, Spain by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Bilbao as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Bilbao to Cologne is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Cologne from Bilbao here.
When taking a bus from Cologne, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When you arrive in Bilbao, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Bilbao, Bilbao, Zorroza and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) to Bilbao.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), which is located around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Bilbao, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city center.
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