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from Lyon to Bilbao

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Bilbao on May 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:00AMLyon18h45 11:45PMBilbao
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$761One-way
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05:00AMLyon18h45 11:45PMBilbao
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$761One-way
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03:00PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport7h10 10:10PMBilbao
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$2271One-way
09:30AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport12h40 10:10PMBilbao
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$2271One-way
06:30PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport4h40 11:10PMBilbao
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$3291One-way

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Tue
May 24
$76Alsa
$227Air France
Wed
May 25
$125Flixbus
$408Eurowings
Thu
May 26
$113Flixbus
$149Vueling
Fri
May 27
$57BlaBlaCar Bus
$131Vueling
Sat
May 28
$46Alsa
$135Vueling
Sun
May 29
$56Alsa
$211Vueling
Mon
May 30
$68Flixbus
$130Vueling
Tue
May 31
$45Flixbus
$109Iberia Express
Wed
Jun 1
$50Alsa
$191Vueling
Thu
Jun 2
$56Alsa
$109Air Nostrum
Fri
Jun 3
$40Flixbus
$199Vueling
Sat
Jun 4
$44Flixbus
$152Air France
Sun
Jun 5
$40BlaBlaCar Bus
$107Vueling
Mon
Jun 6
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$131Vueling
Thu
Jun 9
$56Alsa
$126Vueling
Fri
Jun 10
$43BlaBlaCar Bus
$146Vueling
Sun
Jun 12
$45Flixbus
$131Vueling

Travel Information from Lyon to Bilbao

distanceDistance419 miles (675 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$31 - $81
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€28) • 12 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $81 (€73) • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Take a bus or flight to travel 419 miles (675 km) from Lyon to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Lyon to Bilbao.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Bilbao, Spain if I’m coming from Lyon, France?

Travel from Lyon, France to Bilbao, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bilbao from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bilbao, Spain from Lyon?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bilbao, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 5/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Bilbao from Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Lyon, France from Bilbao, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Spain is: Partially open.

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

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

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

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 5/22/22. 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 Lyon from Bilbao here.

How do I reach Bilbao from Lyon?

There are 2 ways to travel from Lyon to Bilbao including taking a bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way to go from Lyon to Bilbao?

The cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Bilbao is by taking a bus with an average price of $31 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a bus is about $50 (€45) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $81 (€73) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between Lyon and Bilbao?

The quickest way to travel to Bilbao from Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 35 min.

How many miles from Lyon to Bilbao would I travel?

The Lyon to Bilbao distance is around 419 miles (675 km).

How many services a day are there between Lyon and Bilbao?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Bilbao is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

Where do I depart from Lyon? Where do I arrive in Bilbao?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lyon to Bilbao:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Bilbao, Zorroza.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Bilbao.

Which travel companies can get me from Lyon to Bilbao?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bilbao by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Lyon to Bilbao tickets on Omio for $31 (€28).
  • Vueling can take you to Bilbao by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Lyon to Bilbao for $81 (€73).

Can I find a direct route from Lyon to Bilbao?

Yes, there are direct services available from Lyon to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bilbao as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Lyon to Bilbao.

Where should I go next after I travel from Lyon to Bilbao?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon to Bilbao often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lyon and Bilbao itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bilbao and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets from Lyon to Bilbao online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $31 (€28) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $81 (€73) one way on average for this trip.

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