There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Bilbao by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Bilbao

161€ - 221€

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Bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bilbao, Bilbao N743 / ...

40€ - 100€

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Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to Bilbao 915 km

100€ - 160€

Fly Paris Orly to Biarritz, bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao / Termibus

66€ - 232€

Fly Paris CDG to Bilbao  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO

56€ - 432€

Fly Paris CDG to Biarritz, bus  •  6h

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao / Termibus

54€ - 209€

Fly Paris Orly to Bilbao  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bilbao (BIO) ORY - BIO

78€ - 185€

Fly Paris Orly to Pau, bus  •  9h 24m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Pau (PUF) ORY - PUF
  2. Take the bus from Pau to Bilbao, Bilbao

87€ - 201€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Bilbao is to bus which costs 40€ - 100€ and takes 13h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Bilbao is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 5h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Bilbao, Bilbao. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h 20m.

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The distance between Paris and Bilbao is 743 km. The road distance is 915 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 51m and costs 160€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Paris to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Paris to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bilbao is to bus which takes 13h 20m and costs 40€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 55€ - 440€ and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Biarritz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Paris to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bilbao, Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 743 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bilbao, Bilbao once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 13h 20m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Air France and Vueling Airlines fly from Paris to Bilbao 5 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Paris Orly to Pau
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 210€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Alicante
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
171€ - 173€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Paris to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Pau to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao / Termibus
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
Lurraldebus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from San Sebastian to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Bilbao is 915 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Paris to Bilbao.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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Book your Paris to Bilbao bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 674+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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