There are 10 ways to get from Geneva to Bilbao by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Geneva to Bilbao  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bilbao (BIO) GVA - BIO

$66 - $180

9 alternative options

Fly Geneva to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Biarritz (BIQ) GVA - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$111 - $288

Fly Geneva to Santander, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Santander (SDR) GVA - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$149 - $196

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
  4. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$99 - $316

Fly Geneva to San Sebastian, bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to San Sebastian (EAS) GVA - EAS
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$86 - $229

Train, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Massy TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
  5. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$229 - $287

Train  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$202 - $298

Bus Eurolines CH  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Bilbao

$80 - $150

Bus ALSA  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Annemasse to Bilbao

$68 - $104

Drive  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Bilbao 645.8 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bilbao is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 110 and takes 17 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Bilbao is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 180 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Bilbao is 787 km. The road distance is 1033.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Geneva to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genève and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Bilbao, Spain?

easyJet, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Geneva to Bilbao twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Bilbao via Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants, and Zaragoza Delicias in around 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Geneva to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $350
Flights from Geneva to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Massy TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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 Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Annemasse to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch

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