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

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Poitiers

$40 - $120

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Night bus, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 783
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Poitiers Ouibus

$30 - $46

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Train  •  9 h 46 min

  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

$89 - $133

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Poitiers 366.3 miles

$75 - $120

Bus, fly  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Poitiers (PIS) BIQ - PIS

$273 - $1,334

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Poitiers is to night bus and bus which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 55 min.

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

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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 7 h.

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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 9 h 46 min.

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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 7 h and costs 30€ - 100€.

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The bus from Bilbao to Poitiers takes 7 h 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 7 h and costs 30€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 9 h 46 min.

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

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

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Poitiers 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 7 h. 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 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
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.

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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
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
7 h 46 min
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
7 h 40 min
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
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus

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There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Poitiers Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 25 min 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 TGV, arrive at Poitiers station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Poitiers is 586 km. It takes approximately 5 h 31 min 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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There are 167+ hotels available in Poitiers. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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