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There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Manchester by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry, night bus 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 to Manchester  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Manchester (MAN) BIO - MAN

£44 - £197

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Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) BIO - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

£80 - £471

Bus, train  •  15h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Take the train from Gare de Bayonne to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£386 - £611

Train  •  18h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo to Amara-Donostia E1
  2. Take the train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Flandres Tgv
  4. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£274 - £425

Bus  •  27h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£82 - £121

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 26m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Manchester

£119 - £363

Train, car ferry  •  31h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Manchester Piccadilly

£164 - £432

Night bus, train  •  23h 7m

  1. Take the night bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£136 - £213

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 9m

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

£299 - £379

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Manchester is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Manchester is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Amara-Donostia, Gare de Hendaye, Bordeaux St Jean, Gare de Lille Europe and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 3m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Manchester is 1137 km.

The best way to get from Bilbao to Manchester without a car is to bus and train which takes 15h 7m and costs 430€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Bilbao to Manchester, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Manchester is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs 50€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 310€ - 490€ and takes 18h 3m, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 27h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 710.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

easyJet, KLM and five other airlines fly from Bilbao to Manchester every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Manchester via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Gare de Hendaye, Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean, Bordeaux St Jean, Lille Flandres, Gare de Lille Europe, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 18h 3m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Flights from Bilbao to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £1,200
Flights from Bilbao to Leeds Bradford via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £1,800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £900
Flights from Bilbao to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £2,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Bilbao to Leeds Bradford via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£50 - £320
Flights from Bilbao to Leeds Bradford via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Manchester via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £410
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
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 Gare de Bayonne to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£24 - £35
1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£28 - £40
1st Class
£40 - £60
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
£32 - £38
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£32 - £38
1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£37 - £43
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£37 - £43
1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£120 - £130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£120 - £130
1st Class
£150 - £230
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£170 - £220
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
£170 - £220
1st Class
£220 - £320
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
£50 - £150
Premier
£120 - £180
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
£40 - £110
Premier
£90 - £130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Euskotren
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Schedules at
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
£60 - £70
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 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 Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
alsa.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Book at
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Bilbao to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester is 1h behind Bilbao. It is currently 3:31 PM in Bilbao and 2:31 PM in Manchester.

Bilbao to Manchester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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easyJet, KLM, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1059+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at £55 per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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