There are 5 ways to get from Arcachon to Bilbao by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Facture Biganos to Bayonne
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$83 - $145

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Train, bus FlixBus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Arcachon to Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Bilbao, Bilbao N763 / ...

$28 - $57

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 37 min

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

$63 - $99

Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Facture Biganos to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$49 - $73

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Arcachon to Bilbao 206.5 miles

$40 - $65

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No, there is no direct bus from Arcachon to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Arcachon and arriving at Bilbao via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Arcachon to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Arcachon and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Facture Biganos, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Arcachon and Bilbao is 209 km. The road distance is 330.4 km.

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The best way to get from Arcachon to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Arcachon to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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Arcachon to Bilbao train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Facture Biganos station.

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The best way to get from Arcachon to Bilbao is to bus which takes 6 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 53 min.

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Arcachon to Bilbao bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bilbao station.

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

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Map of how to get from Arcachon to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 130.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Arcachon to Bilbao via Bordeaux City Centre and Bordeaux in around 6 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Arcachon to Bilbao via Facture Biganos, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 7 h 53 min.

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 Facture Biganos to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Arcachon to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Train from Facture Biganos to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Arcachon to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
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.

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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
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Arcachon to Bilbao is 330 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Arcachon to Bilbao.

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