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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to La Rioja by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  10h 2m

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

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Bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Vitoria-Gasteiz N1793 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logroño 9

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Bus  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Logroño

Drive  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to Logroño 976.5 km

Fly Paris CDG to Bilbao, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Haro

Fly Paris CDG to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  4. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logroño

Fly Paris Orly to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  4. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logroño

Paris to La Rioja by bus

The bus journey time between Paris and La Rioja is around 13h 27m and covers a distance of around 982 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by FlixBus and Alava Bus, the Paris to La Rioja bus service departs from Paris and arrives in Logroño. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

11 Weekly Buses
13h 27m Average Duration
€50 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Spain from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Rioja is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Rioja is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Rioja is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Spain.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to La Rioja is to bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz which costs €50 - €60 and takes 13h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to La Rioja is to fly and bus which costs €55 - €250 and takes 7h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Logroño. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 15h 15m.

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The distance between Paris and La Rioja is 817 km. The road distance is 976.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to La Rioja without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 2m and costs €130 - €190.

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It takes approximately 10h 2m to get from Paris to La Rioja, including transfers.

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Paris to La Rioja bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Paris to La Rioja bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Logroño station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to La Rioja is 977 km. It takes approximately 9h 3m to drive from Paris to La Rioja.

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Map of how to get from Paris to La Rioja.
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  • Distance: 816.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 2m

What companies run services between Paris, France and La Rioja, Spain?

You can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Logroño via Vitoria-Gasteiz in around 13h 27m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Rennes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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. 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bayona to Logroño
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Logroño
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Alava Bus
Phone
+34945181818
Email
serviciodetransportes@araba.eus
Website
alavabus.eus
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logroño
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8
Schedules at
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Bus from Bilbao to Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
alavabus.eus

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Air France, Lufthansa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in La Rioja. 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 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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