There are 5 ways to get from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao by train, bus 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.

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Train, bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$83 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Pau - University to San Sebastián 786
  2. Take the bus from Donostia/San Sebastián to Eibar - San Juan 7
  3. Take the bus from Untzaga Plaza to Biribila Plaza/Plaza Circular

$13 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Bilbao 786 / ...

$15 - $40

Train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$58 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao 160.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The distance between Pau Airport (PUF) and Bilbao is 204 km. The road distance is 256.2 km.

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The best way to get from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao is to bus which takes 6 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao is 256 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao.

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Map of how to get from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 127.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Pau Airport (PUF), France and Bilbao, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h. FlixBus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pau Airport (PUF) to Bilbao via Pau, Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 7 h 3 min.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Pau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Pau to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Pau to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Pau to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Pau - University to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián to Eibar - San Juan 7
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
Lurraldebus
BizkaiBus
Website
apli.bizkaia.net
Bus from Untzaga Plaza to Biribila Plaza/Plaza Circular
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
apli.bizkaia.net

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