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

Recommended option

Fly Bilbao to Lyon  •  6 h 24 min

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

$83 - $220

Cheapest option

Bus ALSA  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lyon

$60 - $90

5 alternative options

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

$93 - $301

Fly Bilbao to Geneva, train  •  7 h 14 min

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

$97 - $230

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

$171 - $249

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián Largo Recorrido
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N716

$67 - $190

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lyon 553.9 miles

$110 - $180

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and 11 other airlines fly from Bilbao to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Lyon 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
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 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
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
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
Monday to Friday
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
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 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
Monday to 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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lyon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday 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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
renfe.com
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
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
lurraldebus.eus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus
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 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bilbao and Lyon is 675 km. The road distance is 886 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lyon is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Lyon is to bus and fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 75€ - 260€.

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.

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.

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Bilbao to Lyon, including transfers.