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There are 5 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly  •  4h 17m

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

$60 - $268

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Paris Montparnasse  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$265 - $480

Train, bus  •  22h 59m

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

$92 - $149

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 31m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Bilbao

$125 - $425

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 45m

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

$361 - $454

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao is to train and bus which costs £70 - £120 and takes 22h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao is to fly which costs £45 - £210 and takes 4h 17m.

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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 13h and costs £200 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m 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 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Bilbao is 1h ahead of Southampton Airport (SOU). It is currently 7:29 AM in Southampton Airport (SOU) and 8:29 AM in Bilbao.

Vueling Airlines, Air France, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 457+ 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: 4h 17m

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

KLM, Flybe and three other airlines fly from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Bilbao 5 times a day.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Southampton to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
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
1h 7m
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
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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