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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 Jan 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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05:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy12h40 05:40AMBilbao
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07:30AMParis Orly Airport5h30 01:00PMBilbao
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$112Air Europa
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Travel Information from Paris to Bilbao

distanceDistance460 miles (742 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$35 - $98
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€29) • 11 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $98 (€81) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Alsa

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 $35 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Iberia or Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Bilbao.

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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 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.

Am I allowed to travel from Paris, France to Bilbao, Spain?

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 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Bilbao closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Return travel to Paris, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 1/19/22. 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.

How do I reach Bilbao from Paris?

There are 2 ways to get from Paris to Bilbao: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Paris to Bilbao?

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Bilbao is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $35 (€29) compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

A bus is $63 (€52) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Bilbao costing on average $98 (€81).

What is the fastest way to get 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, going by bus can take 11 h 35 min   on average.

How far is it from Paris to 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 journey between Paris and Bilbao as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Flights most often depart from Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Bilbao at Bilbao.
  • Buses mostly depart from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Paris to Bilbao?

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

  • You can take a flight from Paris to Bilbao with Iberia. Cheap tickets can be found for $98 (€81) with Iberia from Paris to Bilbao.
  • You can travel by bus from Paris to Bilbao with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Paris to Bilbao tickets for $35 (€29) on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Paris to Bilbao?

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 far in advance should I book tickets between Paris and Bilbao online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $98 (€81) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $35 (€29) 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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