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There are 4 ways to get from Dax to Bilbao by train, bus or car

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Train, bus Iberocoach  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dax to Bayonne Dax - Hendaye / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao K784

$24 - $111

3 alternative options

Train, bus ALSA  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Dax to Bayonne Dax - Hendaye / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$35 - $56

Train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dax to Hendaye Dax - Hendaye / ...
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$27 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Dax to Bilbao 126.5 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Dax to Bilbao is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dax to Bilbao is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dax to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Dax and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dax and Bilbao is 159 km. The road distance is 202.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dax to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 20€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Dax to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dax to Bilbao is 202 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Dax to Bilbao.

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There are 471+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 99.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Dax to Bilbao via Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 5 h 46 min.

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 Dax to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Dax to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Dax to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$27 - $32
Train from Dax to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
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
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 Bayonne, Bayonne to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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