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There are 7 ways to get from Avignon to Bilbao by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Marseille, fly to Bilbao  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bilbao (BIO) MRS - BIO

$111 - $257

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Bus Isilines  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Bayonne
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao K784

$46 - $148

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Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  4. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$113 - $339

Train, train to Barcelona, fly to Bilbao  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
  3. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO

$94 - $230

Train  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$135 - $186

Bus ALSA  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Bilbao

$45 - $75

Drive  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Bilbao 480.7 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Bilbao is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Bilbao is to train and fly and bus which costs 95€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Avignon and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Bilbao is 627 km. The road distance is 769.2 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 11 h 10 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Avignon to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Avignon to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Avignon station.

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Avignon to Bilbao train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Bilbao is to train which takes 11 h 10 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 392 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Avignon to Bilbao via Zaragoza Delicias in around 11 h 10 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Avignon to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Avignon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
isilines.com
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
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 Bayonne, Bayonne to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Avignon to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Avignon to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Bilbao is 769 km. It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to drive from Avignon to Bilbao.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, TAP Portugal and four other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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