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from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

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

10:50AMFrankfurt am Main Airport5h25 04:15PMBilbao
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$1921One-way
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07:00PMFrankfurt am Main Airport12h45 07:45AMBilbao
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$1701One-way
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02:30PMFrankfurt am Main Airport7h10 09:40PMBilbao
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$2091One-way
12:00PMFrankfurt am Main Airport9h40 09:40PMBilbao
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$2091One-way
09:40AMFrankfurt am Main Airport12h00 09:40PMBilbao
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$2091One-way

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Mon
Nov 29
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$170Air Europa
Tue
Nov 30
$77Flixbus
$109Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 1
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$145Air Europa
Thu
Dec 2
$96Eurolines Germany
$134Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 3
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$149Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 4
$84Flixbus
$145Air Europa

Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Bilbao

distanceDistance722 miles (1165 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$86 - $152
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $86 (€72) • 22 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $152 (€127) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Flixbus

Travel 722 miles (1165 km) by flight or bus from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $86 (€72). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Europa or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Bilbao, Spain?

Travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Bilbao, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bilbao, Spain from Frankfurt am Main?

  • 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 11/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Bilbao, Spain?

Return travel to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Spain?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Frankfurt am Main, Germany was last verified on 11/27/21. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Bilbao.

How do I go from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao?

There are 2 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao: flight or bus.

How do I get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $86 (€72) compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a bus is about $65 (€55) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $152 (€127) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel to Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main?

The fastest way to get to Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by bus can take on average 22 h 20 min.

What is the distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bilbao?

The distance is approximately 722 miles (1165 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao.

When traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao, what are the departure and arrival points in Frankfurt am Main and Bilbao?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf to Bilbao, Zorroza.
Which travel operators can get me to Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • You can take a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao with Air Europa. Cheap tickets can be found for $152 (€127) with Air Europa from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao.
  • You can travel to Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $86 (€72) with Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao.
Can I travel directly to Bilbao from Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao?
Many of our customers traveling from Frankfurt am Main 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!
How far in advance should I purchase my Frankfurt am Main to Bilbao one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $152 (€127) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $86 (€72) one way on average.

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

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