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from Amsterdam to Bilbao

You can get from Amsterdam to Bilbao by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Bilbao on Sep 19 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:45PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol2h15 05:00PMBilbao
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$2061One-way
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02:45PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol2h15 05:00PMBilbao
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05:35PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol5h50 11:25PMBilbao
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$2781One-way
11:15AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol5h55 05:10PMBilbao
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$2861One-way
03:10PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol6h15 09:25PMBilbao
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$2901One-way

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Sat
Sep 18
$77Flixbus
$204Vueling
Sun
Sep 19
$123Flixbus
$206Vueling
Mon
Sep 20
$124Flixbus
$182Air France
Tue
Sep 21
$71Flixbus
$94Vueling
Wed
Sep 22
$71Flixbus
$184KLM
Thu
Sep 23
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$94Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$61Flixbus
$96Air Europa
Sat
Sep 25
$61Flixbus
$108Air Europa
Sun
Sep 26
$63Flixbus
$139Vueling
Mon
Sep 27
$99Flixbus
$114Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
$71Flixbus
$57Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$71Flixbus
$108Air Europa
Thu
Sep 30
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$114Vueling
Fri
Oct 1
$56Flixbus
$107Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$56Flixbus
$107Vueling
Sun
Oct 3
$61Flixbus
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Mon
Oct 4
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$96Air Europa
Tue
Oct 5
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$93Vueling
Thu
Oct 7
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$129Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 8
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$142KLM

Travel Information between Amsterdam and Bilbao

distanceDistance724 miles (1167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$75 - $130
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $75 (€60) • 22 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $130 (€103) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Take a bus or flight to travel 724 miles (1167 km) between Amsterdam and Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $75 (€60). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Amsterdam to Bilbao.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Bilbao, Spain from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Bilbao, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bilbao from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bilbao, Spain from Amsterdam?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 9/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Bilbao from Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Bilbao, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Bilbao restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Bilbao?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 9/14/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Bilbao closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Amsterdam to Bilbao?

There are 2 travel options from Amsterdam to Bilbao: bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bilbao?

The cheapest way to go to Bilbao from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $75 (€60).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bilbao:

Taking a bus is about $54 (€44) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $130 (€103) for this route.

What is the quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao?

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bilbao that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by bus can take on average 22 h 10 min.

How far is it from Amsterdam to Bilbao?

The Amsterdam to Bilbao distance is around 724 miles (1167 km).

Where do I depart from Amsterdam? Where do I arrive in Bilbao?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Amsterdam to Bilbao:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Bilbao.
Which travel operators can get me to Bilbao from Amsterdam?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Bilbao, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Bilbao by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Bilbao for $75 (€60) on Omio.
  • Vueling can take you to Bilbao by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Amsterdam to Bilbao for $130 (€103).
Can I travel directly from Amsterdam to Bilbao?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by plane with.

Direct services to Bilbao tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Bilbao from Amsterdam ends?
Your trip from Amsterdam to Bilbao doesn't have to end in Bilbao. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’d like to add Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian to your Amsterdam to Bilbao tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bilbao today!
How far in advance should I book my Amsterdam to Bilbao one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Bilbao, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $75 (€60) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $130 (€103) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Bilbao online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Bilbao
Amsterdam City Centre
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Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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