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There are 11 ways to get from Bilbao to Calais by bus, train, 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, train  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Ter

226€ - 314€

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Bus via Paris  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Paris, Gallieni 310 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Calais Ville 6001

63€ - 132€

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Train via Paris  •  14h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo to Amara-Donostia E1
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Ter / ...

154€ - 242€

Train  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo to Amara-Donostia E1
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Europe Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Ter

169€ - 275€

Bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lille N743
  2. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Calais Ville 6001

67€ - 140€

Drive  •  11h 8m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Calais 1200 km

140€ - 210€

Fly Bilbao to Brussels, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Brussels (BRU) BIO - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

108€ - 726€

Fly Bilbao to London Gatwick, train  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Gatwick (LGW) BIO - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Calais Frethun

124€ - 694€

Fly Bilbao to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

105€ - 742€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIQ - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

172€ - 626€

Fly Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BIO - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

157€ - 977€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Calais is to bus via Paris which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 19h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Calais is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 750€ and takes 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Calais. However, there are services departing from Bilbao, Bilbao and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille, Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Calais. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo and arriving at Calais Ville via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye, Bordeaux St Jean and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Calais is 928 km. The road distance is 1200 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Calais without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 54m and costs 220€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 10h 54m to get from Bilbao to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Bilbao to Calais train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Calais is to train via Paris which takes 14h 27m and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 140€ and takes 19h 15m.

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  • Distance: 927.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 54m

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

You can take a train from Bilbao to Calais via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse 2 - Gare Tgv, Gare Du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 14h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Calais via Lille and Lille, Europe in around 19h 15m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 1000€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 750€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 750€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 500€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Bilbao to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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 Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Euskotren
Phone
+34 944 333 333
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Euskotren
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Calais Frethun
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
70€ - 85€
Standard Premier
110€ - 150€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lille
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bilbao to Lille
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille, Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bilbao to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR

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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 Ville station.

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Bilbao to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Calais is 1200 km. It takes approximately 11h 8m to drive from Bilbao to Calais.

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

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There are 326+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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