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There are 8 ways to get from Bilbao to Calais by bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car, plane or train

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$102 - $154

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Paris, Paris 783
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Calais 753

$68 - $113

6 alternative options

Drive  •  11h 11m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Calais 749.8 miles

$160 - $240

Fly Bilbao to Brussels, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Brussels (BRU) BIO - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$113 - $367

Fly Bilbao to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$118 - $323

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) BIQ - LIL
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$173 - $564

Fly Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9h 24m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BIO - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$164 - $406

Bus to Santander, fly to Charleroi, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Charleroi (CRL) SDR - CRL
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$126 - $374

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Calais is to night bus and bus which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 17h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Calais is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 6h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Calais. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Calais via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 51m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Calais is 928 km. The road distance is 1199.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Calais without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 15h 51m and costs 85€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 15h 51m to get from Bilbao to Calais, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Calais is 1200 km. It takes approximately 11h 11m to drive from Bilbao to Calais.

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  • Distance: 580 miles
  • Duration: 15h 51m

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

There is no direct connection from Bilbao to Calais. However, you can take the bus to Lille, take the walk to Lille, then take the bus and ferry to Calais. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bilbao to Calais via Paris, Paris and Paris, Paris in around 17h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Calais
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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