There are 6 ways to get from Bordeaux to Basque Country by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$78 - $139

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Bilbao, Bilbao N763 / ...

$12 - $35

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao

$60 - $95

Train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$45 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Bilbao 208.6 miles

$45 - $65

Fly  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Bilbao (BIO) BOD - BIO

$83 - $304

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Basque Country. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux and arriving at Gran Vía 7 via Luis Briñas 27. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Basque Country. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Basque Country is 259 km. The road distance is 333.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Basque Country without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Bordeaux to Basque Country, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Basque Country bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bordeaux station.

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Bordeaux to Basque Country train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Basque Country is to bus which takes 5 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Basque Country bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Basque Country.
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  • Distance: 162.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Basque Country, Spain?

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Iberocoach also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus

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Bordeaux to Basque Country train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Basque Country is 334 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Bordeaux to Basque Country.

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easyJet, Air France, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Basque Country. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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