How to travel from Paris to Bilbao

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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 Feb 09 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30PMParis12h40 11:10AMBilbao
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10:30PMParis12h40 11:10AMBilbao
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08:45PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h35 10:20PMBilbao
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09:40AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport5h30 03:10PMBilbao
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09:55PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport10h25 08:20AMBilbao
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Travel Information from Paris to Bilbao

distanceDistance460 miles (742 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$63 - $249
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $63 (€55) • 14 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $249 (€218) • 10 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Travel 460 miles (742 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Bilbao from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 10 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $63 (€55). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Bilbao

Travel Tips: Travel to Bilbao 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 Paris to Bilbao.

International travel from Paris, France to Bilbao, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bilbao if traveling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Bilbao, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Paris to Bilbao.

Return travel to Paris, France from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Spain?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Bilbao.

There are 4 travel options from Paris to Bilbao: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bilbao from Paris is by taking a bus, which costs on average $63 (€55).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bilbao:

Taking a bus is usually $186 (€163) less than taking a flight to Bilbao, which costs on average $249 (€218) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $34 (€30) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $97 (€85) from Paris to Bilbao.

The fastest way to get to Bilbao from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 10 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 14 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Bilbao is:

  • 4 buses per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Bilbao-Abando.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Bilbao:

  • You can go to Bilbao from Paris by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $63 (€55) with Flixbus from Paris to Bilbao on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Bilbao from Paris with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Paris to Bilbao tickets for $249 (€218) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 4 direct buses per day with Alsa.

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 between Paris and Bilbao.

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Bilbao? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Bilbao usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $63 (€55) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $249 (€218) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $97 (€85) one way.

But we recommend booking Paris to Bilbao 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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