How to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux

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from Bilbao to Bordeaux

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

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To get from Bilbao to Bordeaux on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Bilbao and Bordeaux

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeCoach • £13 • 4 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 159 miles (256 km) from Bilbao to Bordeaux. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Bilbao to Bordeaux.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bilbao to Bordeaux

Travel to Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux.

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

Is international entry into Bordeaux from Bilbao restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bordeaux, 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 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Bilbao to Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux, 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 Bordeaux?

  • 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 travellers 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 27/06/2022. 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 Bordeaux here.

There are 4 travel options from Bilbao to Bordeaux: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Bordeaux. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Bordeaux:

A ferry journey is usually £13 less than a journey to Bordeaux by coach, which costs on average £13 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £1 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £1 from Bilbao to Bordeaux.

A ferry is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £5 for this journey.

The quickest way to travel to Bordeaux from Bilbao is by coach, which takes on average 4 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, getting to Bordeaux by train can take on average 7 h 15 min.

You should expect to travel around 159 miles (256 km) from Bilbao to Bordeaux.

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Bordeaux is:

  • Around 4 coaches per day.
  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bilbao to Bordeaux:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Bilbao, Zorroza and tend to arrive in Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean.
  • Flights mostly depart from Bilbao and arrive in Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.
  • Trains from Bilbao to Bordeaux most often leave from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Bordeaux Saint-Jean.

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

  • You can travel by coach between Bilbao and Bordeaux with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Bilbao to Bordeaux tickets for £13 on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Bordeaux with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland or BlaBlaCar Bus with 4 direct coaches per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bordeaux tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from Bilbao to Bordeaux don't make Bordeaux their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Toulouse or Barcelona, either of which you could add to your Bilbao and Bordeaux trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bordeaux to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £13 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £5 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Bordeaux 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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