There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux by bus, train, rideshare, 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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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux Ouibus / ...

$12 - $95

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Hendaya
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Pessac(Bordeaux)

$50 - $82

Train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$44 - $73

Rideshare  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Bordeaux 208.9 miles

$23 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Bordeaux 209.2 miles

$45 - $65

Fly  •  6 h 43 min

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

$83 - $305

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Amara-Donostia and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Bordeaux is 257 km. The road distance is 334.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 10€ - 85€.

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The bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bilbao to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Bordeaux train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 10€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 7 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Bordeaux Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 160.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

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

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, and Hendaye in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Malta
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 Hendaye to Pessac(Bordeaux)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.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 Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Pesa
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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