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from Paris to Bilbao

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

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To get from Paris to Bilbao on Sep 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30PMParis12h15 10:45AMBilbao
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$671One-way
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10:30PMParis12h15 10:45AMBilbao
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Mon
Sep 27
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$155Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
$61Eurolines Switzerland
$217Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$61Eurolines Switzerland
$178Vueling
Thu
Sep 30
$47Flixbus
$81Vueling
Fri
Oct 1
$61Eurolines Switzerland
$81Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$37Flixbus
$112Air France
Sun
Oct 3
$37Flixbus
$104Air France
Mon
Oct 4
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$104Air France
Tue
Oct 5
$35Flixbus
$126Vueling
Wed
Oct 6
$50Flixbus
$174Air Europa
Thu
Oct 7
$26Flixbus
$110Air Europa
Fri
Oct 8
$25Flixbus
$60Vueling
Sat
Oct 9
$37Flixbus
$100Air Europa
Sun
Oct 10
$37Flixbus
$95Air France
Mon
Oct 11
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$79Vueling
Tue
Oct 12
$35Flixbus
$71Vueling
Wed
Oct 13
$50Flixbus
$229Vueling
Thu
Oct 14
$26Flixbus
$139Vueling
Fri
Oct 15
$61Eurolines Switzerland
$81Vueling
Sat
Oct 16
$35Flixbus
$105Iberia
Sun
Oct 17
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$95Air France

Travel Information between Paris and Bilbao

distanceDistance460 miles (742 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$37 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€30) • 11 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $116 (€94) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Flixbus

Travel 460 miles (742 km) by flight or bus between Paris and Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air Europa or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Paris to Bilbao.

How to get from Paris to Bilbao

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Paris to Bilbao there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 69,32% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Paris to Bilbao. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Bilbao, Spain from Paris, France?

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

Is international entry into Bilbao from Paris 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 Paris?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Paris to Bilbao closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Bilbao, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to Paris, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Paris from Bilbao restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Paris from Bilbao?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 9/25/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Bilbao closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Paris to Bilbao?

You can travel from Paris to Bilbao 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Paris and Bilbao?

The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Bilbao is by taking a bus with an average price of $37 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a bus is usually $79 (€64) less than taking a flight to Bilbao, which costs on average $116 (€94) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Paris to Bilbao?

The fastest way from Paris to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bilbao that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 11 h 35 min.

What is the distance between Paris and Bilbao?

The Paris to Bilbao distance is around 460 miles (742 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Bilbao is:

  • 3 buses per day.

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

When traveling to Bilbao from Paris, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Bilbao?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Buses mostly depart from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
Who can get me from Paris to Bilbao?

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

  • Air Europa can take you to Bilbao by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Paris to Bilbao for $116 (€94).
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Bilbao. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to Bilbao tickets on Omio for $37 (€30).
Is there a direct service to Bilbao from Paris?

Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 3 direct buses per day to take to Bilbao with Flixbus, Alsa or Eurolines Switzerland.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Paris to Bilbao ends?
Your trip from Paris to Bilbao doesn't have to end in Bilbao. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’d like to add Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian to your Paris to Bilbao tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bilbao today!
How early should I book Paris to Bilbao tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Paris to Bilbao, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $116 (€94) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $37 (€30) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Bilbao online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Bilbao
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse
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