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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo by bus, train or car

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 ALSA  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Saintes

$37 - $106

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Saintes Ic

$89 - $137

Bus Iberocoach  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Saintes

$73 - $113

Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo 300.3 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo is to bus which costs 30€ - 95€ and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at LES MATHES - Palmyre Zoo via Saintes - Gare Routière and ROYAN - Gare quai D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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The distance between Bilbao and La Palmyre Zoo is 304 km. The road distance is 480.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo without a car is to bus which takes 8h 47m and costs 30€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo, including transfers.

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Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Saintes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo is 480 km. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo.

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There are 664+ hotels available in La Palmyre Zoo. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo.
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  • Distance: 189.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and La Palmyre Zoo, France?

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to La Palmyre Zoo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 30m. Eurolines FR also services this route 3 times a week.

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.

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
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Saintes
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Saintes
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
isilines.com

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