There are 8 ways to get from Avignon to Bilbao by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Marseille, fly to Bilbao  •  7h 23m

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

86€ - 228€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Bilbao 251

35€ - 90€

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Train to Barcelona, fly to Bilbao  •  7h 9m

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

90€ - 217€

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne to Bilbao

129€ - 342€

Train to Marseille, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Aix En Provence Tgv
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Biarritz (BIQ) MRS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne to Bilbao

131€ - 332€

Train  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Bilbao-Abando Alv

131€ - 224€

Train via Toulouse  •  13h 57m

  1. Take the train from Nimes to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye
  3. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo E1

108€ - 175€

Drive  •  7h 19m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Bilbao 769.4 km

90€ - 140€

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Bilbao is to bus which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Bilbao is to train and fly and bus which costs 120€ - 350€ and takes 6h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Avignon and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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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 11h 19m.

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The distance between Avignon and Bilbao is 627 km. The road distance is 769.4 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 11h 19m and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7h 23m 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 11h 19m and costs 130€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 627.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 23m

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

You can take a train from Avignon to Bilbao via Zaragoza-Delicias in around 11h 19m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Avignon to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost 60€ - 85€ and the journey takes 11h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 550€
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 470€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Aix En Provence Tgv
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
28€ - 33€
1st Class
22€ - 27€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Nimes to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
47€ - 51€
Website
Oui.SNCF
Standard
47€ - 51€
First
75€ - 79€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Avignon Tgv to Aix En Provence Tgv
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 15€
1st Class
19€ - 22€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
60€ - 75€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
51€ - 56€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
160€ - 200€
Train from Nimes to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
47€ - 51€
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
47€ - 51€
First
75€ - 79€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
80€ - 95€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Euskotren
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Avignon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
iberocoach.com
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Avignon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
alsa.com
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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m 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 Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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