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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Bilbao

distanceDistance724 miles (1167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$1 - $139
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $1 (€1) • 15 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $14 (€12) • 5 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train 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 5 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $1 (€1). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Amsterdam to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Bilbao

Travel Tips: Travel to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Bilbao.
FAQs

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Bilbao, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Netherlands?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bilbao if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Bilbao, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Amsterdam to Bilbao.

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Bilbao, Spain?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Bilbao?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Bilbao here.

There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bilbao: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Bilbao from Amsterdam is by taking a train with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a train is usually $138 (€119) less than taking a bus to Bilbao, which costs on average $139 (€120) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $13 (€11) less than taking a flight to Bilbao, which costs on average $14 (€12) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bilbao from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 5 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 23 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 15 h 37 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Bilbao is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Amsterdam and Bilbao as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Amsterdam to Bilbao depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) to Bilbao.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Amsterdam to Bilbao depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bilbao.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

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:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Bilbao. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Amsterdam to Bilbao tickets on Omio for $139 (€120).

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Amsterdam to Bilbao don't make Bilbao their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bilbao are Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bilbao to any of these top destinations today!

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 cost on average $139 (€120) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $14 (€12) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.

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.

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