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Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus

The journey from Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus is 1,167.18 km and takes 26 hrs 7 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:30 a.m. and the last at 10:55 p.m.. It is possible to travel from Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus for as little as $60.29 or as much as $265.50. The best price for this journey is $60.29.

Lowest Price$60.29
Journey Duration26 hrs 7 mins
Connection per Day11
Lowest Price$60.29
Highest Price$265.50
First Departure5:30 a.m.
Last Departure10:55 p.m.
Distance1,167.18 km
DepartureFrankfurt
ArrivalBilbao
CarriersTER, AlsaMore

Frankfurt to Bilbao Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus?

When you're traveling from Frankfurt to Bilbao, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $136.71. You might be able to find prices as low as $60.29, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $136.71 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Frankfurt to Bilbao.

How long does it take to get from Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus?

The distance between Frankfurt to Bilbao is approximately 1,167.18 km. In general, it will take you about 26 hrs 7 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Frankfurt and Bilbao by bus usually takes 26 hrs 7 mins to cover a distance of 1,167.18 km. The shortest journey from Frankfurt to Bilbao will take you 20 hrs 15 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Bilbao quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the departures from Frankfurt to Bilbao?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Frankfurt to Bilbao leaving at 5:30 a.m.. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 10:55 p.m..If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first journey of the night departs from Frankfurt at 5:30 a.m.. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 10:55 p.m.. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Frankfurt and Bilbao. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

How many daily journeys are there from Frankfurt to Bilbao?

You will be able to travel from Frankfurt to Bilbao using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 11 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Frankfurt to Bilbao using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Frankfurt to Bilbao each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 11 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Frankfurt to Bilbao. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Frankfurt to Bilbao.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Frankfurt to Bilbao, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Frankfurt to Bilbao.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Bilbao by bus

When travelling to Bilbao by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Frankfurt to Bilbao

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Frankfurt to Bilbao.

Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TER, Alsa and BlaBlaCar Bus from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Compare services on board when travelling from Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus.
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Frankfurt to Bilbao CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
81.7kg
Bus
87.54kg
Flight
233.44kg
Car
186.75kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Frankfurt to Bilbao?
A bus ticket from Frankfurt to Bilbao is $136.71. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $60.29.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Frankfurt to Bilbao?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Frankfurt to Bilbao is $60.29. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Frankfurt and Bilbao by bus?
Frankfurt to Bilbao is 1,167.18 km.
How long does the bus between Frankfurt and Bilbao take?
Frankfurt to Bilbao is on average 26 hrs 7 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 20 hrs 15 mins.
Which companies operate from Frankfurt to Bilbao?
The bus journey from Frankfurt to Bilbao is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER, Alsa, BlaBlaCar Bus, TGV inOui and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Frankfurt to Bilbao?
Frankfurt to Bilbao has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Frankfurt to Bilbao leave?
The earliest bus from Frankfurt to Bilbao departs at 5:30 a.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Frankfurt to Bilbao depart?
The latest bus from Frankfurt to Bilbao departs at 10:55 p.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Frankfurt to Bilbao in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $60.29 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Frankfurt to Bilbao?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Frankfurt to go to Bilbao. You can go from Frankfurt (Main) West, Frankfurt (Main) Süd and Frankfurt Hbf (tief) and you can arrive at Bilbao Abando, Castrejana Carretera Zorroza-Castrejana, and Bilbao Estación de Autobuses.
What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Frankfurt and Bilbao is 20 hrs 15 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Frankfurt to Bilbao?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Frankfurt and Bilbao.
What are the CO2 emissions for Frankfurt to Bilbao by bus?
The bus journey from Frankfurt to Bilbao creates 87.54kg of CO2 emissions.

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