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There are 11 ways to get from Bilbao to London by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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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Fly Bilbao to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Gatwick (LGW) BIO - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£40 - £414

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Fly Bilbao to London Heathrow  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Heathrow (LHR) BIO - LHR

£71 - £686

Fly Bilbao to London Stansted  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Stansted (STN) BIO - STN

£66 - £308

Bus to Biarritz, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to London Gatwick (LGW) BIQ - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£99 - £299

Fly Bilbao to Bristol, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Bristol (BRS) BIO - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington

£113 - £438

Bus to Santander, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to London Stansted (STN) SDR - STN

£79 - £393

Bus, train  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marne La Vallee Chessy Tgv
  4. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£251 - £540

Train  •  15h 44m

  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 London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£206 - £525

Bus  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station

£95 - £140

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 16m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Dieppe
  2. Take the car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
  3. Drive from Newhaven Ferry Port to London

£129 - £232

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 52m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£265 - £325

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to London is to bus which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 22h.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to London is to fly which costs 75€ - 800€ and takes 4h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Londres Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 22h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to London. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye, Bordeaux St Jean and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 44m.

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The distance between Bilbao and London is 588 miles.

The best way to get from Bilbao to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 12h 44m and costs 270€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Bilbao to London, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to London is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs 75€ - 800€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 600€ and takes 15h 44m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 22h.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to London.
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  • Distance: 587.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and London, England?

British Airways flies from Bilbao to London Paddington 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to London King's Cross via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Bordeaux St Jean, and Lille Europe in around 15h 44m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Bilbao to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Biarritz to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £350
Flights from Bilbao to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £650
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £750
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£23 - £130
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £100
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
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 Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£35 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £45
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£80 - £95
1st Class
£90 - £110
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£40 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £50
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£100 - £150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£100 - £130
1st Class
£120 - £150
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 Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£22 - £35
Rail 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£25 - £40
Rail 1st Class
£35 - £55
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£280 - £320
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£150 - £190
Train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£75 - £95
Standard Premier
£110 - £150
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
£4 - £7
Website
Euskotren
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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
£45 - £65
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£95 - £140
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Santander, Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £60
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£25
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£12
2-bed inside cabin
£40 - £60

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

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Bilbao to London bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Bilbao. It is currently 11:53 PM in Bilbao and 10:53 PM in London.

Bilbao to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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British Airways, easyJet and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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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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