There are 5 ways to get from Pau to Bilbao by bus, train or car

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Bilbao N716 / ...

$15 - $40

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 9 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

$66 - $120

Bus ALSA  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pau to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Bilbao

$32 - $60

Train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$41 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Pau to Bilbao 162.1 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pau to Bilbao is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pau to Bilbao is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Pau and Bilbao is 207 km. The road distance is 259.4 km.

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The bus from Pau to Bilbao takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pau and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pau to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Pau and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Bayonne, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

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The nearest airport to Bilbao is Bilbao (BIO) Airport which is 5 km away. Other nearby airports include Santander (SDR) (74.8 km), San Sebastian (EAS) (92.1 km), Biarritz (BIQ) (115.1 km) and Pau (PUF) (203.6 km).

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Map of how to get from Pau to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 129.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Pau to Bilbao 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pau to Bilbao via Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 6 h 47 min.

Train operators
SNCF
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
FlixBus
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
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net

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