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There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus / ...

$12 - $85

5 alternative options

Bus via San Sebastián  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián Largo Recorrido
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac Ouibus

$21 - $105

Train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Bordeaux-St-Jean - Hendaye / ...

$43 - $73

Rideshare  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Bordeaux 208.9 miles

$23 - $35

Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Bordeaux 209.2 miles

$45 - $65

Fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Bordeaux (BOD) BIO - BOD

$83 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Amara-Donostia and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 28m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Bordeaux is 257 km. The road distance is 334.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs 10€ - 75€.

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The bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux City Centre takes 4h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bilbao to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Bordeaux train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs 10€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 7h 28m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 6h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 160.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Bordeaux, France?

Ouibus operates a bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, and Hendaye in around 7h 28m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Bordeaux Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Bilbao to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Bilbao to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Bordeaux is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Bilbao to Bordeaux.

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Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Bordeaux bus tickets online with Distribusion, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 897+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Bordeaux. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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