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There are 7 ways to get from Bilbao to Nantes by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus ALSA  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Nantes

$40 - $65

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Bus Iberocoach  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
  2. Take the bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes

$84 - $122

Train  •  13 h 5 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 - $198

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Nantes 426.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Bilbao to Nantes  •  6 h 24 min

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

$94 - $254

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Nantes  •  7 h 18 min

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

$105 - $325

Fly Bilbao to Rennes, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Rennes (RNS) BIO - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes

$119 - $461

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Nantes is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Nantes is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 22 min.

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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 5 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 best way to get from Bilbao to Nantes without a car is to bus which takes 8 h and costs 35€ - 60€.

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

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

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Bilbao to Nantes train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Nantes is to bus which takes 8 h and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 13 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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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 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Sevilla, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $500
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon, Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $500
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon, Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Sevilla, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nantes via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
euskotren.eus
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.

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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
$45 - $70
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
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
$95 - $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
$65 - $80
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 Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.com

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There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Nantes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Bilbao to Nantes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nantes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Nantes is 683 km. It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to drive from Bilbao to Nantes.

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 442+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $57 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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