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There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Nice by bus, plane, 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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Bus to Biarritz, fly  •  5 h 31 min

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

$117 - $407

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Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián Largo Recorrido
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Nice - Airport Ouibus

$54 - $146

4 alternative options

Fly from Bilbao  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Nice (NCE) BIO - NCE

$81 - $266

Bus ALSA  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Niza

$69 - $100

Train  •  15 h 42 min

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

$175 - $257

Drive  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Nice 624.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Nice is to bus which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 17 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Nice is to bus and fly which costs 100€ - 360€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Nice. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Longchamp via Les Sagnes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Nice. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Nice Ville via Zaragoza Delicias and Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 42 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Nice is 823 km. The road distance is 999.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Nice without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 29 min and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Bilbao to Nice, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Nice is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 15 h 29 min, you could also train, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 15 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Nice.
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  • Distance: 514.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

Iberia, Air France and nine other airlines fly from Bilbao to Nice hourly. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Nice once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Biarritz to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Biarritz to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Niza
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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
Website
Lurraldebus
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Biarritz Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Nice is 999 km. It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to drive from Bilbao to Nice.

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easyJet, Hop! and Air France offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 3809+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $80 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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