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

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Train to Barcelona, fly to Bilbao  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO

$58 - $166

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Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Perpignan to Toulouse N781 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Bilbao 786 / ...

$24 - $74

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Fly Perpignan to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Perpignan (PGF) to Biarritz (BIQ) PGF - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$100 - $380

Train to Barcelona, fly to Santander, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR) BCN - SDR
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$74 - $264

Train SNCF  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Perpignan to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$106 - $145

Train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando A

$108 - $141

Night bus, bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Perpignan to Carcassonne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao Ouibus

$25 - $35

Drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Perpignan to Bilbao 402.3 miles

$85 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Perpignan to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Perpignan and arriving at Bilbao via Toulouse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Perpignan to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Perpignan and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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The distance between Perpignan and Bilbao is 478 km. The road distance is 643.6 km.

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The best way to get from Perpignan to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Perpignan to Bilbao, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Perpignan to Bilbao is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Perpignan to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Perpignan to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 298.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Perpignan to Bilbao via Zaragoza Delicias in around 8 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Perpignan to Bilbao via Toulouse in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Perpignan to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Perpignan to Biarritz via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Perpignan to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Perpignan to Biarritz via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Perpignan to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
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 Perpignan to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Perpignan to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
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 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
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Toulouse to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Perpignan to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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 Perpignan to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Toulouse to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Perpignan to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus

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Perpignan to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Perpignan to Bilbao is 644 km. It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to drive from Perpignan to Bilbao.

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Iberia, Air Europa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Perpignan to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Perpignan to Bilbao bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and two other operators.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Perpignan to Perpignan Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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