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

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 55 min

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

$15 - $40

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Train, bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$41 - $65

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Pau - University to Hendaye Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hendaya to Bilbao

$19 - $32

Train  •  6 h 42 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

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The cheapest way to get from Pau to Bilbao is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 3 h 55 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pau and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 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 42 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 best way to get from Pau to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs 13€ - 35€.

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The bus from Pau to Bilbao takes 3 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Pau to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Pau station.

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Pau to Bilbao train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Pau station.

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The best way to get from Pau to Bilbao is to bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs 13€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 6 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Pau to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 129.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Pau to Bilbao once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pau to Bilbao via Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 6 h 42 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.

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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 2 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
Website
Euskotren
Bus operators
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
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
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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Pau to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bilbao, Bilbao station.

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Pau to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pau to Bilbao is 259 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Pau to Bilbao.

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