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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Pau by bus, train or car

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Bus FlixBus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Pau K784 / ...

$15 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Hendaya
  2. Take the bus from Hendaye to Pau - University Ouibus

$18 - $31

Train  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Pau Ic / ...

$41 - $61

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Pau 162.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Pau is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Pau is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Pau. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Pau. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Pau via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 14m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Pau is 207 km. The road distance is 259.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Pau without a car is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs 13€ - 35€.

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The bus from Bilbao to Pau takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Bilbao to Pau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bilbao, Bilbao station.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Pau is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs 13€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 7h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Pau.
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  • Distance: 129.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Bilbao to Pau twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Pau via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bayonne in around 7h 14m.

Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Pau
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Pau
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Pesa
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 Hendaye to Pau - University
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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Bilbao to Pau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Pau station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Pau is 260 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Bilbao to Pau.

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