There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Bilbao by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Bilbao  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Bilbao (BIO) NCE - BIO

$78 - $259

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Bus ALSA  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Niza to Bilbao K784

$67 - $117

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Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 8 min

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

$114 - $404

Fly to Santander, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Santander (SDR) NCE - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$96 - $387

Train  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$199 - $266

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cannes, Cannes to Bilbao, Bilbao K784

$68 - $133

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Bilbao 624.2 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice station to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Station J.C. Bermond and arriving at Bilbao via Niza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Avignon TGV and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 13 min.

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The distance between Nice and Bilbao is 823 km. The road distance is 998.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 15 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Nice to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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Nice to Bilbao train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Bilbao is to fly which takes 6 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Nice to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 514.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Air France and eight other airlines fly from Nice to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Bilbao via Avignon TGV and Zaragoza Delicias in around 15 h 13 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Nice to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Nice to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Nice to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Nice to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Nice to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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 Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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
Bus from Niza to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cannes, Cannes to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Nice to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Bilbao is 999 km. It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to drive from Nice to Bilbao.

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easyJet, TAP Portugal, Brussels Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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