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Taking the train from Bilbao to Amsterdam in 30 hours 24 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Bilbao to Amsterdam? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 35 hours 16 minutes to travel the 1169 km from Bilbao to Amsterdam by train, although you can get there in as little as 30 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 2 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Bilbao to Amsterdam start from $177.63 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Amsterdam? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Bilbao to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 35h 16m to travel from Bilbao to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 726 miles (1169 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Bilbao to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from $177.63 when you book in advance.

First train

15:20

Last train

17:35

Departure station

Bilbao

Arrival station

Amsterdam

Journey time

30h 24m

Distance

1169 miles (726 km)

Frequency

2 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $177.63

Train and bus operators

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Bilbao to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bilbao to Amsterdam for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
14:20 20:44 30h 24m, 2 changes
16:35 08:44 40h 9m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Bilbao to Amsterdam starts at $177.63 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bilbao to Amsterdam by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bilbao to Amsterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Bilbao to Amsterdam? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bilbao to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Bilbao and Amsterdam is 35 hours and 16 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bilbao to Amsterdam is 30 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Bilbao to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Bilbao to Amsterdam can start from as little as $177.63 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bilbao to Amsterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Bilbao to Amsterdam. Travelling from Bilbao to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Bilbao to Amsterdam leave?

The first train from Bilbao to Amsterdam leaves at 15:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bilbao to Amsterdam leave?

The last train from Bilbao to Amsterdam leaves at 17:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bilbao and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Bilbao to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 726 miles (1169 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Bilbao.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bilbao to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/24/2023 for travel on 01/24/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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