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

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv

165€ - 221€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Paris Gallieni 783

40€ - 100€

5 alternative options

Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Gare Montparnasse 912.9 km

100€ - 150€

Fly Bilbao to Paris CDG  •  4h 48m

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

67€ - 241€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIQ - ORY

98€ - 355€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIQ - CDG

102€ - 222€

Fly Bilbao to Paris Orly  •  6h 49m

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

63€ - 154€

Bilbao to Paris by bus

The bus journey time between Bilbao and Paris is around 11h 30m and covers a distance of around 952 km. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 30m. Operated by ALSA and FlixBus, the Bilbao to Paris bus service departs from Bilbao and arrives in Paris Gallieni. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bilbao to Paris bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Paris is to bus which costs 40€ - 100€ and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Paris is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 4h 48m.

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

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The distance between Bilbao and Paris is 743 km. The road distance is 912.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Paris without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 47m and costs 160€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m 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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The best way to get from Bilbao to Paris is to bus which takes 11h 30m and costs 40€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Paris.
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  • Distance: 743 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Paris Gallieni 3 times a day. Tickets cost 70€ - 100€ and the journey takes 11h 30m. FlixBus also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Air France and Vueling Airlines fly from Bilbao to Paris once daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 260€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 420€
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
70€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Paris
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Paris is 913 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Bilbao to Paris.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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