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

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to Bilbao K784

$17 - $45

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Train, bus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$49 - $75

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to San Sebastián Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao Largo Recorrido

$19 - $30

Train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$49 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Tarbes to Bilbao 184.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Tarbes to Bilbao is to bus which costs 16€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tarbes to Bilbao is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarbes and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tarbes to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Tarbes and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao via Bayonne, Hendaia and Amara-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Tarbes and Bilbao is 244 km. The road distance is 294.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tarbes to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 15€ - 40€.

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The bus from Tarbes to Bilbao takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Tarbes to Bilbao is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 15€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 7 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Tarbes to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Tarbes to Bilbao 3 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tarbes to Bilbao via Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 7 h 24 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 Tarbes to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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

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 Tarbes, Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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 Tarbes to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus

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Tarbes to Bilbao bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bilbao, Bilbao station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarbes to Bilbao is 295 km. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Tarbes to Bilbao.

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