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Bilbao to Nantes by bus

The journey from Bilbao to Nantes by bus is 281.57 mi and takes 11 hr 22 min. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:15 AM and the last at 11:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Bilbao to Nantes by bus for as little as $22.56 or as much as $96.54. The best price for this journey is $22.56.

Lowest Price$22.56
Journey Duration11 hr 22 min
Connection per Day7
Lowest Price$22.56
Highest Price$96.54
First Departure5:15 AM
Last Departure11:10 PM
Distance281.57 mi
DepartureBilbao
ArrivalNantes
CarriersAlsa, INTERCITÉSMore

Bilbao to Nantes Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Traveling from Bilbao to Nantes with Virail

What's the best way to get from Bilbao to Nantes? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Bilbao to Nantes, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Bilbao to Nantes?

On average, a bus ticket from Bilbao to Nantes will cost you $69.76. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $22.56. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Bilbao to Nantes will cost you $69.76. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does the journey from Bilbao to Nantes take by bus?

The journey between Bilbao and Nantes by bus is approximately 281.57 mi. It will take you more or less 11 hr 22 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Bilbao and Nantes is around 281.57 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 11 hr 22 min. However, the fastest routes between Bilbao and Nantes take 9 hr 10 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the first and last departures from Bilbao to Nantes?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Bilbao to Nantes, which usually leaves at 5:15 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 11:10 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Bilbao to Nantes leaves at 5:15 AM, while the last journey sets out at 11:10 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Bilbao and Nantes. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many journeys from Bilbao to Nantes are there every day?

The route from Bilbao to Nantes is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bilbao 7 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bilbao to Nantes, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 7 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bilbao to Nantes. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Nantes
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Nantes.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bilbao to Nantes, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bilbao to Nantes.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Bilbao - Nantes bus tickets can be found for as low as $16.42 if you’re lucky, or $37.80 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $66.69.

Find the best day to travel to Nantes by bus

When travelling to Nantes by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

Intercités is a train service offered by SNCF. Intercités trains operate on regional, national, and international routes, connecting cities and towns within France as well as with neighboring countries. Unlike the high-speed TGV trains, Intercités trains have a more traditional feel and offer a scenic way to travel and explore the country. Sleep on board an Intercités train is possible through the "Intercités de nuit" offer, which includes the option to reserve a reclining seat or berth.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Bilbao to Nantes

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS and TER when traveling from Bilbao to Nantes.

Second Class - The Essential

The Essential is a second class ticket, offers a cost-effective solution for those seeking basic comfort during their journey. Moreover, this ticket is exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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First Class-The Comfort

The Comfort is a first class ticket, offers a premium level of comfort and amenities. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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INTERCITÉS Pro

If you opt for the INTERCITÉS Pro option, you will have access to full flexibility and the Grand Voyageur service for select destinations. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train, and up to 2 hours post-departure, given specific conditions
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Complimentary WiFi service is provided for you on select INTERCITÉS routes, notably Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux, and Paris-Briançon. For those travelling overnight, WiFi connectivity is assured on the Paris-Nice and Paris-Briançon routes.
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INTERCITÉS trains come equipped with standard E.U. two-point plug sockets. Plug in and power up!
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On INTERCITÉS trains, you have the freedom to bring along any luggage you wish, be it a suitcase, overnight bag, or backpack. Just ensure each item doesn't exceed 130cm in height or 90cm in width. Remember to label all your belongings for easy identification. While you can bring as much as you can handle, ensure everything is securely stored, prioritizing the comfort and safety of everyone onboard. Keep smaller items nearby, like under your seat, and place bigger pieces in designated areas or along the aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, INTERCITÉS offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy our at-seat food and drink service. The 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' menu showcases quality local products. Look for this service on routes like Paris-Clermont-Ferrance and Bordeaux-Marseille, as well as select overnight journeys.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All INTERCITÉS trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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On Intercités trains, non-folding bikes require a €10 registration fee at the time of booking. Meanwhile, folding bikes in appropriate bags are welcome onboard at no extra cost, as long as its dimensions don't exceed 130 x 90 cm when folded. Bikes, whether folding or not, can be taken on some Intercités trains without a reservation for free. However, while most trains offer free bike storage, be aware that on the Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon lines, a €5 fee is charged.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board Alsa, INTERCITÉS and TER from Bilbao to Nantes
Compare services on board when travelling from Bilbao to Nantes by bus.
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Bilbao to Nantes CO2 Emissions by Bus

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31.72kg
Bus
33.99kg
Flight
90.63kg
Car
72.5kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Bilbao to Nantes?
A bus ticket from Bilbao to Nantes is $69.76. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $22.56.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Bilbao to Nantes?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bilbao to Nantes is $22.56. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bilbao and Nantes by bus?
Bilbao to Nantes is 281.57 mi.
How long does the bus between Bilbao and Nantes take?
Bilbao to Nantes is on average 11 hr 22 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 9 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Bilbao to Nantes?
The bus journey from Bilbao to Nantes is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alsa, INTERCITÉS, TER, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Bilbao to Nantes?
Bilbao to Nantes has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Bilbao to Nantes leave?
The earliest bus from Bilbao to Nantes departs at 5:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Bilbao to Nantes depart?
The latest bus from Bilbao to Nantes departs at 11:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bilbao to Nantes in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $22.56 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao to Nantes by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Bilbao and Nantes is 9 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Bilbao to Nantes?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Bilbao and Nantes.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bilbao to Nantes by bus?
The bus journey from Bilbao to Nantes creates 33.99kg of CO2 emissions.

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