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There are 8 ways to get from Carcassonne to Bilbao by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao K784 / ...

$19 - $60

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Train, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$110 - $187

Train  •  11 h 14 min

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

$85 - $128

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Bilbao 331.8 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Barcelona, fly to Bilbao  •  5 h 29 min

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

$87 - $189

Train to Toulouse, fly to Bilbao  •  7 h 41 min

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

$103 - $211

Train to Barcelona, fly to Santander, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR) BCN - SDR
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$103 - $287

Train to Barcelona, fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to San Sebastian (EAS) BCN - EAS
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$109 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Bilbao is to bus which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Bilbao is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Toulouse-Matabiau, Bayonne, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 14 min.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Bilbao is 427 km. The road distance is 530.9 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 17€ - 50€.

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The bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao takes 7 h 45 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Carcassonne to Bilbao train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Carcassonne station.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Bilbao is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 17€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 267.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carcassonne to Bilbao via Toulouse-Matabiau, Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 11 h 14 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $950
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $440
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
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
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 Carcassonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
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 Carcassonne, Carcassonne to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Carcassonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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 San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
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
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Carcassonne to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Bilbao is 531 km. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Carcassonne to Bilbao.

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Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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