There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Nantes by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Nantes

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Nantes Ouibus

$28 - $41

4 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  4. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes Ic / ...

$138 - $193

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Nantes 426.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly from Bilbao  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Nantes (NTE) BIO - NTE

$94 - $254

Bus to Biarritz, fly  •  7 h 20 min

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

$105 - $325

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Nantes is to train and bus which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 11 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Nantes is to fly which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Nantes is 453 km. The road distance is 683 km.

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The bus from Bilbao to Nantes takes 8 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Nantes. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Nantes via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean and St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 4 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 282.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

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

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Nantes once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Nantes via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean, and St-Pierre-des-Corps in around 13 h 4 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $500
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $500
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
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
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SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus

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