There are 9 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 Biarritz, bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$68 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to San Sebastián Stuttgart > Karlsruhe > Strasbourg > Mulhouse > Besançon > Dijon > Lyon - Gare routière Perrache > Saint-Etienne > Clermont-Ferrand > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Bordeaux Centre > Bayonne > Saint-Sébastien > Hernani / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao Hub Europe Alsa > Saint-Sébastien > Bilbao > Salamanque > Ciudad Rodrigo > Vilar Formoso > Guarda > Viseu > Aveiro > Santa Maria Da Feira > Vila Nova De Gaia > Porto Campo 24 Agosto > Porto Casa Da Musica / ...

$34 - $49

7 alternative options

Fly Lyon to Bilbao  •  6 h 48 min

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

$83 - $220

Fly Lyon to Santander, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Santander (SDR) LYS - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$125 - $503

Train to Geneva, fly to Bilbao  •  6 h 24 min

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

$99 - $229

Train, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
  4. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao

$207 - $231

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bilbao

$65 - $95

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 49 min

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

$77 - $128

Drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Bilbao 553.5 miles

$110 - $180

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

Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa and 12 other airlines fly from Lyon to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Bilbao via San Sebastián in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Lyon to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Santander via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Santander via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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
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
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$63 - $68
1st Class
$75 - $130
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 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 5 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 - $7
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
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
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
$28 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lyon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus
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
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Bilbao is 675 km. The road distance is 886 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Bilbao is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Bilbao is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 55€ - 230€.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Lyon to Bilbao, including transfers.