How to travel from Brussels to Bilbao

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from Brussels to Bilbao

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

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flight

To get from Brussels to Bilbao on Feb 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:55PMBrussels Airport12h45 07:40AMBilbao
1 transfer
1791One-way
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06:55PMBrussels Airport12h45 07:40AMBilbao
1 transfer
1791One-way
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10:45AMBrussels Airport5h15 04:00PMBilbao
1 transfer
2691One-way
09:35AMBrussels Airport5h35 03:10PMBilbao
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2671One-way
06:55PMBrussels Airport16h45 11:40AMBilbao
1 transfer
1861One-way

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Travel Information from Brussels to Bilbao

distanceDistance624 miles (1006 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $124
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€9) • 12 h 58 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $81 (€70) • 18 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Air Europa

Travel 624 miles (1006 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Brussels to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 18 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Air Europa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels 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 Brussels to Bilbao.
FAQs

Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Bilbao, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Bilbao from Brussels restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/9/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Bilbao closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Spain?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Spain?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 1/9/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Brussels from Bilbao.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Bilbao from Brussels. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bilbao is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a train is about $71 (€61) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $81 (€70) for this trip.

Taking a train is about $114 (€98) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $124 (€107) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Bilbao from Brussels is by bus with an average travel time of 18 h 13 min.

Other travel options to Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 21 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 12 h 58 min   of travel time.

Bilbao is approximately 624 miles (1006 km) away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bilbao is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Bilbao from Brussels 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 from Brussels to Bilbao:

  • Buses mostly leave from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and tend to arrive in Bilbao.
  • Flights from Brussels to Bilbao most often leave from Brussels Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Trains from Brussels to Bilbao most often leave from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Bilbao by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Bilbao for $81 (€70).
  • Air Europa can get you to Bilbao by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Europa from Brussels to Bilbao for $124 (€107) on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Brussels 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 Brussels to Bilbao, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $81 (€70) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $124 (€107) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $10 (€9) one way on average.

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

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