How to get 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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flight

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

16:40Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 18:25Bilbao
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£671One-way
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10:30Paris14h10 00:40Bilbao
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£441One-way
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16:40Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 18:25Bilbao
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£1021One-way
22:30Paris12h40 11:10Bilbao
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£531One-way
10:00Paris14h40 00:40Bilbao
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£441One-way

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Travel Information from Paris to Bilbao

distanceDistance460 miles (742 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £106 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Air Europa

Travel 460 miles (742 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Bilbao from Paris. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa or Air Europa among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Paris to Bilbao.

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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.
FAQs

Travel between Paris, France and Bilbao, Spain is: Fully open.

Can travellers from France enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bilbao from Paris?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bilbao, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 24/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Bilbao from Paris.

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:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers 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: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 26/06/2022. 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.

You can travel to Bilbao from Paris 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

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

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

A ferry is £44 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Paris to Bilbao costing on average £44.

A ferry is generally £106 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £106 from Paris to Bilbao.

A ferry journey is usually £76 less than a journey to Bilbao by train, which costs on average £76 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Paris to Bilbao is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options between Paris and Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 35 min.

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You should expect to travel around 460 miles (742 km) from Paris to Bilbao.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Bilbao is:

  • 5 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bilbao from Paris 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 when travelling from Paris to Bilbao:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Paris to Bilbao depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bilbao.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Paris to Bilbao depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to Bilbao-Abando.

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

  • You can travel by coach to Bilbao from Paris with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Paris to Bilbao tickets for £44 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Bilbao from Paris by flight with Air Europa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £106 with Air Europa from Paris to Bilbao.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct coaches per day with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland.
  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with HOP! Or Vueling.

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

Your journey from Paris to Bilbao doesn't have to end in Bilbao. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays 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 trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bilbao today!

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:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £44 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £106 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £76 one way on average.

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

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