There are 7 ways to get from Lyon 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 Lyon to Bilbao  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bilbao (BIO) LYS - BIO

$82 - $219

Cheapest option

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bilbao

$55 - $85

5 alternative options

Fly Lyon to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 6 min

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

$83 - $294

Train to Geneva, fly to Bilbao  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bilbao (BIO) GVA - BIO

$98 - $227

Train  •  12 h 30 min

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

$165 - $237

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry to Bilbao, Bilbao N716

$71 - $117

Drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Bilbao 553.5 miles

$110 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Bilbao is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Bilbao is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Bilbao is 675 km. The road distance is 885.7 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Lyon to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Barcelona Sants and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 421.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

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

Lufthansa, KLM and 12 other airlines fly from Lyon to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Bilbao via Barcelona Sants and Zaragoza Delicias in around 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Hop!
Website
hop.com
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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
Train operators
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Bus operators
ALSA
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
Bus from Lyon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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