How to travel from Milan to Bilbao

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from Milan to Bilbao

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Bilbao on Mar 25 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:40AMMilan Malpensa Airport5h20 04:00PMBilbao
1 transfer
03:00PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano20h30 12:30PMBilbao
1 transfer
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10:40AMMilan Malpensa Airport9h20 08:00PMBilbao
1 transfer
06:45PMMilan Malpensa Airport11h55 07:40AMBilbao
1 transfer
02:40PMMilan Malpensa Airport6h10 08:50PMBilbao
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Milan to Bilbao

distanceDistance615 miles (992 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $67
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 25 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $67 (€59) • 10 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Travel 615 miles (992 km) by bus, flight or train from Milan to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 10 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Milan to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan 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 Milan to Bilbao.

Travel from Milan, Italy to Bilbao, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Bilbao from Milan restricted?

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

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

  • 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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 3/8/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Milan and Bilbao closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Milan, Italy from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Spain?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy 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 Milan, Italy was last verified on 3/8/23. 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 Milan from Bilbao.

You can travel to Bilbao from Milan 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Milan and Bilbao is by taking a train with an average price of $15 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a train is usually $49 (€43) less than taking a bus to Bilbao, which costs on average $63 (€56) for the same trip.

A train is $52 (€46) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Milan to Bilbao costing on average $67 (€59).

The fastest way from Milan to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 10 h 40 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by bus can take on average 23 h 25 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 25 h 12 min.

The distance is approximately 615 miles (992 km) from Milan to Bilbao.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Bilbao is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bilbao from Milan as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Milan to Bilbao depart from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Bilbao.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Milan to Bilbao depart from Milano Centrale to Bilbao-Abando.

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

  • You can take a bus from Milan to Bilbao with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $63 (€56) with Flixbus from Milan to Bilbao.
  • You can travel by plane between Milan and Bilbao with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Milan to Bilbao tickets for $67 (€59) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • 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.

Your trip from Milan 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 Milan to Bilbao tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bilbao today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $63 (€56) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $67 (€59) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $15 (€13) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Milan to Bilbao 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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