There are 7 ways to get from Bilbao to Lyon by bus, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS

$84 - $290

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  18 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N716 / ...

$42 - $107

5 alternative options

Fly Bilbao to Lyon  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lyon (LYS) BIO - LYS

$83 - $219

Fly Bilbao to Geneva, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Geneva (GVA) BIO - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$97 - $230

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lyon

$50 - $80

Train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias A
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave

$164 - $236

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lyon 553.9 miles

$110 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lyon is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 95€ and takes 18 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Lyon is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Lyon is 675 km. The road distance is 886.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Bilbao to Lyon, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Lyon. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Zaragoza Delicias and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 421.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Air France and 14 other airlines fly from Bilbao to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Lyon 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus

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