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from Bilbao to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bilbao to Zurich on Sep 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:35PMBilbao4h30 05:05PMZurich Airport
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$2511One-way
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06:45AMBilbao4h20 11:05AMZurich Airport
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01:20PMBilbao6h25 07:45PMZurich Airport
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01:20PMBilbao6h25 07:45PMZurich Airport
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Tue
Sep 28
$123Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$251Air Europa
Fri
Oct 1
$115Air Europa
Mon
Oct 4
$89Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
$90Iberia
Wed
Oct 6
$90Iberia
Thu
Oct 7
$113Vueling
Fri
Oct 8
$127Air Europa
Sat
Oct 9
$64Air Europa
Mon
Oct 11
$64Air Europa
Thu
Oct 14
$74Iberia
Fri
Oct 15
$76Air Europa
Sat
Oct 16
$127Air Europa
Sun
Oct 17
$85Air Europa

Travel Information from Bilbao to Zurich

distanceDistance623 miles (1005 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$80 - $83
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $80 (€64) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $80 (€64) • 4 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Eurolines Switzerland

Take a flight or bus to travel 623 miles (1005 km) from Bilbao to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $80 (€64). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air Europa or Eurolines Switzerland among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Bilbao to Zurich.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Bilbao, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

Travel between Bilbao, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Spain enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Bilbao?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Zurich from Bilbao.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Bilbao, Spain from Zurich, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Bilbao, Spain from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Bilbao from Zurich restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain 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 Spain was last checked on 9/27/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Bilbao from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Bilbao to Zurich?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Zurich from Bilbao. You can take a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Bilbao and Zurich?

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Zurich is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $80 (€64) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A flight is $2 (€2) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Bilbao to Zurich costing on average $83 (€66).

What is the fastest way from Bilbao to Zurich?

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Bilbao is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 21 h 30 min.

How far is Zurich from Bilbao?

You should expect to travel around 623 miles (1005 km) between Bilbao and Zurich.

When traveling to Zurich from Bilbao, where do I depart from Bilbao and where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Bilbao and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
Which travel companies can get me from Bilbao to Zurich?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bilbao to Zurich:

  • You can travel between Bilbao and Zurich by flight with Air Europa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $80 (€64) with Air Europa from Bilbao to Zurich.
  • You can take a bus from Bilbao to Zurich with Eurolines Switzerland. Cheap tickets can be found for $83 (€66) with Eurolines Switzerland from Bilbao to Zurich.
Is there a way to travel directly from Bilbao to Zurich?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Bilbao to Zurich?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bilbao to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bilbao and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Zurich from Bilbao online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Bilbao to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $80 (€64) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $83 (€66) one way.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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