There are 6 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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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Fly  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bilbao (BIO) SOU - BIO

$75 - $359

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Train, bus via Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$292 - $572

Train, bus ALSA  •  23 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao

$92 - $150

Car ferry  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao

$146 - $660

Car ferry, bus  •  28 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$130 - $558

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bilbao

$363 - $456

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Bilbao is 539 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Bilbao is 1 h ahead of Southampton Airport (SOU). It is currently 3:52 AM in Southampton Airport (SOU) and 4:52 AM in Bilbao.

Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 539.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Bilbao, Spain?

KLM, Flybe and four other airlines fly from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao every 4 hours.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$140 - $180
Car
$450 - $650
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$330 - $470

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