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There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Perpignan by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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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Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias A
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Perpignan Ave

$105 - $142

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Bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Narbonne K784
  2. Take the bus from Narbonne to Perpignan

$40 - $67

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Train  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...

$107 - $143

Bus, night train  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Carcassonne
  3. Take the night train from Carcassonne to Perpignan

$61 - $169

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Perpignan 402 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Bilbao to Barcelona, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan

$56 - $170

Bus to Santander, fly to Barcelona, train  •  7h 1m

  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 Perpignan

$84 - $288

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Perpignan  •  9h 2m

  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 Perpignan (PGF) BIQ - PGF

$167 - $853

Fly Bilbao to Toulouse, train  •  9h 23m

  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

$126 - $247

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 5h 21m.

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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 9h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Perpignan. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Perpignan via Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan without a car is to train which takes 8h 53m and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8h 53m to get from Bilbao to Perpignan, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Perpignan is to train which takes 8h 53m and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 9h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Perpignan.
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  • Distance: 298.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 53m

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

You can take a train from Bilbao to Perpignan via Zaragoza Delicias in around 8h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Perpignan via Narbonne in around 9h 29m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $950
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Santander to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Perpignan via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Biarritz to Perpignan via Lyon, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Toulouse via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
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
Night train from Carcassonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
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
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
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
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 Narbonne
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
isilines.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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
1h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Bilbao to Perpignan bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Perpignan station.

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Bilbao to Perpignan train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Perpignan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Perpignan is 643 km. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Bilbao to Perpignan.

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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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