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Bilbao to Bordeaux Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 26 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $29
Buses depart from:Bilbao
Bus arrives in:Bordeaux
Distance:257 km
Bus Companies:Union Ivkoni International, Flixbus, Alsa
Bus companies

Travel with Alsa and FlixBus between Bilbao and Bordeaux

You can travel by bus between Bilbao and Bordeaux with Alsa and FlixBus for as low as $16 (€13). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.


Enjoy one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price with a bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux with Alsa. The Alsa bus ride covers 159 miles (256 km) from Bilbao to Bordeaux at prices starting as low as $31 (€25). Alsa even has different ticket types on select routes for the budget traveler in mind, including Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares. Simply check Omio for Alsa bus schedules and tickets and book the best Bilbao - Bordeaux bus for you.

As Spain’s main bus company offering thousands of regional and urban routes throughout the country, plus more than 300 international routes in 16 different European countries and Morocco, Alsa offers an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Alsa when booking your bus tickets from Bilbao to Bordeaux due to the coronavirus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Buses from Bilbao to Bordeaux
Take the bus to Bordeaux easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bilbao to Bordeaux.
Is cross-border travel by bus between Bilbao, Spain and Bordeaux, France allowed?

Travel between Bilbao, Spain and Bordeaux, France by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Bilbao?

Conditions of entry:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What are the safety rules to follow in Bordeaux, France?

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/17/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Bordeaux from Bilbao before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Spain from Bordeaux, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from France?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Bordeaux?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 6/18/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Bilbao from Bordeaux here.

How much are cheap buses between Bilbao and Bordeaux?
Bus tickets between Bilbao and Bordeaux for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $16 (€13)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus to Bordeaux from Bilbao?
The bus price from Bilbao to Bordeaux is on average $26 (€20)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Bilbao to Bordeaux by bus?
The distance from Bilbao to Bordeaux by bus is approximately 159 miles (256 km).
How long is the bus ride to Bordeaux from Bilbao?
While the time it takes to travel 159 miles (256 km) to Bordeaux from Bilbao can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Bilbao to Bordeaux bus journey time is on average 4 h 15 min.
When traveling by bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux, which bus station in Bilbao do I depart from and which bus station in Bordeaux do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Bilbao, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. When you arrive in Bordeaux, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean, Bordeaux, Quai de Paludate and Bordeaux, Quai de Paludate.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Bilbao-Abando   to Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean.

Where is the Bilbao bus station located? Where is the Bordeaux bus station located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Bordeaux.

Which bus providers can take me from Bilbao to Bordeaux?
Take the Bilbao to Bordeaux bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, Bla Bla Car or Alsa. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route between Bilbao and Bordeaux as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Bilbao to Bordeaux on Omio with Flixbus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.
What time is the earliest bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux? What time is the last bus from Bilbao to Bordeaux?
The earliest bus departing from Bilbao to Bordeaux leaves at 2: 15 PM. The last bus departing from Bilbao to Bordeaux leaves at 10: 30 PM. You can find the latest Bilbao to Bordeaux bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book bus tickets between Bilbao and Bordeaux to score the best deals?
You can find buses from Bilbao to Bordeaux to cost on average $26 (€20) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Bilbao to Bordeaux bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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