There are 10 ways to get from Bilbao to Perpignan by bus, train, car, plane or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Narbonne
  2. Take the bus from Narbonne to Perpignan

$45 - $68

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Carcassonne
  3. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Perpignan

$28 - $42

8 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Perpignan Tgv

$112 - $157

Train via Narbonne  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Perpignan Ave / ...

$110 - $166

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Perpignan 402 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Bilbao to Barcelona, train, night bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  3. Take the train from Girona to Figueres
  4. Take the night bus from Figueras to Perpignan

$44 - $161

Bus to Santander, fly to Barcelona, train, night bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Barcelona (BCN) SDR - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  4. Take the train from Girona to Figueres
  5. Take the night bus from Figueras to Perpignan

$58 - $279

Fly Bilbao to Toulouse, train  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Toulouse (TLS) BIO - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Perpignan

$129 - $250

Bus to San Sebastian, fly to Barcelona, train, night bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Irun
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  4. Take the train from Girona to Figueres
  5. Take the night bus from Figueras to Perpignan

$80 - $380

Fly Bilbao to Perpignan  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Perpignan (PGF) BIO - PGF

$67 - $302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan is to train and bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 13 h 11 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Perpignan. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Perpignan via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Perpignan. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Perpignan via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye, Bayonne and Toulouse-Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 33 min.

More details

The distance between Bilbao and Perpignan is 478 km. The road distance is 643.2 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

More details

It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Bilbao to Perpignan, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan is to bus which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 12 h 33 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 8 h 8 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Bilbao to Perpignan.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 298.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Bilbao to Perpignan via Narbonne in around 9 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Perpignan via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Bayonne, and Toulouse-Matabiau in around 12 h 33 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Madrid, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Barcelona, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Geneva, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Paris CDG, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Perpignan via Brussels, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
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 Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Figueres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
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 Narbonne
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Irun
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
isilines.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 Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Carcassonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Irun - Estación Autobús
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.