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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Bordeaux-St-Jean - Hendaye / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$52 - $83

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Bus FlixBus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Bilbao, Bilbao 783 / ...

$12 - $85

4 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  6h 46m

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

$21 - $33

Train  •  6h 54m

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

$45 - $68

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Bilbao 208.6 miles

$45 - $65

Fly  •  6h 40m

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

$83 - $304

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Bilbao is to bus which costs 18€ - 29€ and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Bilbao is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Bilbao, Bilbao. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Bilbao is 257 km. The road distance is 333.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Bordeaux to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Bordeaux to Bilbao train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bilbao is to bus which takes 5h 50m and costs 10€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 6h 54m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 160.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5h 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 6h 54m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Train operators
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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 Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux Pessac to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bilbao, Bilbao station.

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Bordeaux to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Bilbao is 334 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Bordeaux to Bilbao.

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British Airways, easyJet, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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

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There are 457+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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