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There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Marseille 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.

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Fly from Bilbao  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Marseille (MRS) BIO - MRS

$93 - $216

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Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Marsella K784

$50 - $85

4 alternative options

Bus to Biarritz, fly  •  6 h 53 min

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

$109 - $277

Train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias A
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Marseille-St-Charles Ave

$140 - $202

Bus, train  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Toulon K784
  2. Take the train from Gare de Toulon to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles Marseille/Les Arcs / ...

$72 - $116

Drive  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Marseille 525.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Marseille is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Marseille is to fly which costs 80€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Marsella. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Marseille is 672 km. The road distance is 841.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Marseille without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Bilbao to Marseille, including transfers.

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

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Bilbao to Marseille train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Marseille is to fly which takes 6 h 34 min and costs 80€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 12 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 420.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

Iberia, Air France and 13 other airlines fly from Bilbao to Marseille hourly. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Marseille once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Lyon, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Lyon, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
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
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 Toulon to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
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 Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Marsella
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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 Marseille, Marseille Faculté St Charles
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Toulon
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Marseille Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Bilbao to Marseille bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marsella station.

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Bilbao to Marseille train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Marseille-St-Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Marseille is 841 km. It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to drive from Bilbao to Marseille.

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Brussels Airlines, Aer Lingus, British Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Marseille train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Bilbao to Marseille bus tickets online with Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 1442+ hotels available in Marseille. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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