There are 3 ways to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Potes

$16 - $41

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Train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao to Vado Cervera

$82 - $97

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes 132.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes. However, there are services departing from Aireportua/Aeropuerto and arriving at Potes via Bilbao and Santander. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Bilbao Airport (BIO) and Potes is 140 km. The road distance is 212 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs 13€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes, including transfers.

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Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes is to bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs 13€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes bus services, operated by Autobuses Palomera S.A., arrive at Potes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes is 212 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Potes. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain and Potes, Spain?

You can take a bus from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes via Termibus, Bilbao, and Santander in around 5 h 43 min. Alternatively, Renfe Feve operates a train from Bilbao Airport (BIO) to Potes once daily. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 4 h 11 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Vado Cervera
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
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 Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Autobuses Palomera S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 942 88 06 11
Website
autobusespalomera.com
Bus from Santander to Potes
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
autobusespalomera.com

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