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Train Information to Bilbao from Hamburg

distanceDistance922 miles (1487 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Hamburg to Bilbao cover the 922 miles (1487 km) long journey taking on average 27 h 35 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

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Trains from Hamburg to Bilbao
Travel by train 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 Hamburg to Bilbao.
What are the travel restrictions for Bilbao, Spain if I'm coming from Hamburg, Germany by train?

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Bilbao, Spain by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Hamburg and Bilbao before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Bilbao, Spain?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Bilbao to Hamburg is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Spain?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bilbao?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 23/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Bilbao to Hamburg train here.

How far is it from Hamburg to Bilbao by train?
You should expect to travel around 922 miles (1487 km)  to Bilbao from Hamburg by train.
How long is the train between Hamburg and Bilbao?
While the time it takes to travel 922 miles (1487 km) to Bilbao from Hamburg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Hamburg to Bilbao is on average 27 h 35 min.
Which train station in Hamburg goes to Bilbao? Which train station do I come into Bilbao from Hamburg?

There are a few train stations in Hamburg to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. In Bilbao you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf   and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Where is the train station in Hamburg to go to Bilbao? Where is the train station in Bilbao located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Hamburg Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Hamburg.

The most popular arrival train station, Bilbao-Abando, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Bilbao.

How many train services are there from Hamburg to Bilbao a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Hamburg to Bilbao. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your journey to Bilbao.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4