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There are 8 ways to get from Bilbao to Paris by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Errekalde-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Dax Tgv
  3. Take the train from Dax to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$156 - $189

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Paris Gallieni Ouibus / ...

$30 - $160

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Train, night bus  •  18h 5m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the night bus from Hendaye to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$36 - $53

Drive  •  8h 31m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Paris 573.5 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Bilbao to Paris CDG  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG

$69 - $254

Fly Bilbao to Paris Orly  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIO - ORY

$75 - $306

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris Orly  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIQ - ORY

$80 - $357

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIQ - CDG

$79 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Paris is to train and night bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 18h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Paris is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Paris Gallieni. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Paris. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Paris Montparnasse via Errekalde-Donostia, Hendaye and Dax. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 27m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Paris is 743 km. The road distance is 917.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Paris without a car is to train which takes 10h 27m and costs 130€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 10h 27m to get from Bilbao to Paris, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Paris is to train which takes 10h 27m and costs 130€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 140€ and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Paris.
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  • Distance: 464.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 27m

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

You can take a train from Bilbao to Paris via Errekalde-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Dax in around 10h 27m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Paris 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 11h 30m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Florence
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Florence
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Errekalde-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
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 Dax
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
Train from Dax to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
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 Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Paris - Porte de Charenton
Ave. Duration
12h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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 Bilbao to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Hendaye to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Bilbao to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Paris Montparnasse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Paris is 918 km. It takes approximately 8h 31m to drive from Bilbao to Paris.

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easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Air France offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Paris bus tickets online with ALSA, Distribusion and two other operators.

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There are 5261+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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

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