How to travel from Bilbao to Nice

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from Bilbao to Nice

You can get from Bilbao to Nice by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bilbao to Nice on Aug 13 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:40AMBilbao18h05 08:45PMNice
1 transfer
02:40AMBilbao18h05 08:45PMNice
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06:40PMBilbao4h45 11:25PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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06:40PMBilbao13h40 08:20AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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06:50AMBilbao6h35 01:25PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
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Travel Information between Bilbao and Nice

distanceDistance510 miles (823 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $302
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 41 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $302 (€278) • 4 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 510 miles (823 km) to Nice from Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bilbao to Nice.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bilbao to Nice

Travel to Nice 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 Nice.

Travel from Bilbao, Spain to Nice, France is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Nice from Bilbao restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Nice, France from Bilbao?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Nice, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Bilbao and Nice closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Bilbao, Spain from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Bilbao, Spain from Nice, France?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bilbao from Nice?

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Which rules do I need to follow in Bilbao, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Bilbao from Nice here.

There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Nice: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Nice from Bilbao is by taking a train, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Nice:

A train is $106 (€98) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Bilbao to Nice costing on average $108 (€100).

Taking a train is about $299 (€276) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $302 (€278) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Nice from Bilbao is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Nice can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Nice by bus can take on average 16 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 41 h 26 min   on average.

Nice is approximately 510 miles (823 km) away from Bilbao.

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Nice is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Bilbao to Nice as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bilbao to Nice:

  • Buses mostly leave from Bilbao, Zorroza and tend to arrive in Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
  • Flights mostly leave from Bilbao and tend to arrive in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Trains from Bilbao to Nice most often leave from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Nice Ville.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bilbao to Nice, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Nice by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Bilbao to Nice for $108 (€100) on Omio.
  • Travel with Vueling to go to Nice by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Bilbao to Nice tickets on Omio for $302 (€278).
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bilbao to Nice often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Marseille. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bilbao and Nice itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Nice and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Bilbao to Nice, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $108 (€100) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $302 (€278) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $2 (€2) one way.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Nice tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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