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

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 40 min

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

$17 - $45

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Train, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Tarbes to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao

$73 - $130

Bus Conda  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Lourdes to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L2

$41 - $72

Train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$48 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Tarbes to Bilbao 184.3 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tarbes to Bilbao is to bus which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 40 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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The distance between Tarbes and Bilbao is 244 km. The road distance is 294.8 km.

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The bus from Tarbes to Bilbao takes 4 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarbes and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 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 29 min.

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The nearest airport to Bilbao is Bilbao (BIO) Airport which is 5 km away. Other nearby airports include Santander (SDR) (74.8 km), San Sebastian (EAS) (92.1 km), Biarritz (BIQ) (115.1 km) and Pau (PUF) (203.6 km).

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

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Map of how to get from Tarbes to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Tarbes to Bilbao twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tarbes to Bilbao via Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, and Amara-Donostia in around 7 h 29 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 to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Conda
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.es
Bus from Lourdes to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
conda.es
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
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 Pamplona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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