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There are 5 ways to get from Bilbao to Poitiers by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Poitiers

$35 - $120

4 alternative options

Train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers Tgv

$78 - $128

Night bus, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the night bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 783
  2. Take the train from Cenon to Poitiers Angoulême - Bordeaux

$63 - $100

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Poitiers 366.3 miles

$75 - $120

Bus, fly  •  7h 26m

  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 Poitiers (PIS) BIQ - PIS

$227 - $1,253

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Poitiers is to bus which costs 30€ - 100€ and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Poitiers is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Poitiers. Services depart five times a day, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Poitiers via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 32m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Poitiers is 450 km. The road distance is 586.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Poitiers without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs 30€ - 100€.

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The bus from Bilbao to Poitiers takes 7h including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Poitiers is to bus which takes 7h and costs 30€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 9h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Poitiers.
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  • Distance: 281 miles
  • Duration: 7h

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

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Poitiers 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 7h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Poitiers via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 9h 32m.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Cenon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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 Poitiers - Gare Routière de Poitiers - Cais B3
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bilbao to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
Night bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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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There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Poitiers Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Poitiers is 586 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Bilbao to Poitiers.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Poitiers Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Poitiers bus tickets online with ALSA and Busbud.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Poitiers. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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