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There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Roche Sur Yon

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Bilbao to Nantes Haluchère N711
  2. Take the bus from Nantes to Les Sables-d'Olonne BlaBlaCar Bus

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Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne 663.9 km

Fly from Bilbao, train  •  9h 52m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Nantes (NTE) BIO - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne

Bus to Biarritz, fly, train  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Nantes (NTE) BIQ - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne

Bus to Santander, fly, train  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Nantes (NTE) SDR - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne

Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne by night bus and bus

7 Weekly Services
13h 33m Average Duration
€40 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne is to night bus and bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 13h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne is to drive which costs €80 - €130 and takes 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Plissonneau via Nantes and Gare SNCF-2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 33m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Château-d'Olonne is 372 km. The road distance is 663.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 37m and costs €70 - €170.

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It takes approximately 11h 37m to get from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bilbao station.

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There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Nantes Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Les Sables-d'Olonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne is 664 km. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne.
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  • Distance: 372.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 37m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Château-d'Olonne, France?

There is no direct connection from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne. However, you can take the bus to Bayona, take the walk to Bayonne, take the train to Bordeaux St Jean, take the train to La Roche Sur Yon, take the train to Les Sables D'olonne, take the walk to Gare SNCF-2, then take the bus to Plissonneau. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bilbao to Château-d'Olonne via Nantes Haluchère, Nantes, Les Sables-d'Olonne, and Gare SNCF-2 in around 13h 33m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €410
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Santander to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Santander to Nantes via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Santander to Nantes via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €430
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Mahon
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Santander to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Santander to Nantes via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €600
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Roche Sur Yon
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €38
1st Class
€28 - €34
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. 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bilbao to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Nantes to Les Sables-d'Olonne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Bilman
Phone
902 999 748
Website
web.bilmanbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
web.bilmanbus.es

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KLM, Lufthansa, Volotea and four other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Château-d'Olonne. 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 31 min and costs €1 - €2.

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