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Bilbao to Lyon by train

The journey from Bilbao to Lyon by train is 419.95 mi and takes 22 hr 0 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:20 PM and the last at 3:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Bilbao to Lyon by train for as little as $154.52 or as much as $154.52. The best price for this journey is $154.52.

Lowest Price$154.52
Journey Duration22 hr 0 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$154.52
Highest Price$154.52
First Departure3:20 PM
Last Departure3:20 PM
Distance419.95 mi
DepartureBilbao
ArrivalLyon
CarriersAlvia, AVE

Bilbao to Lyon Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Bilbao to Lyon?

The prices for train tickets from Bilbao to Lyon vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Bilbao to Lyon will cost $154.52. The average train ticket price is approximately $154.52. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for train tickets from Bilbao to Lyon vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $154.52. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Bilbao to Lyon by train?

With a distance of 419.95 mi between Bilbao and Lyon, it will usually take 22 hr 0 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 22 hr 0 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Bilbao to Lyon faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Bilbao and Lyon will complete the journey in 22 hr 0 min. On average, it will take you about 22 hr 0 min to travel the 419.95 mi between Bilbao and Lyon.

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

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Bilbao to Lyon leaving at 3:20 PM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 3:20 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Bilbao to Lyon, which usually leaves at 3:20 PM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 3:20 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Bilbao to Lyon?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Bilbao and Lyon. You can start your journey in Bilbao at stations such as . These connect to stations including in Lyon. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Bilbao to Lyon.

How many times a day do departures from Bilbao leave for Lyon?

You will be able to travel from Bilbao to Lyon using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 1 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Bilbao to Lyon using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Bilbao to Lyon each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bilbao to Lyon. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bilbao to Lyon, 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 Lyon.

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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Find the best day to travel to Lyon by train

When travelling to Lyon by train, 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.

AVE stands for "Alta Velocidad Española", which means "Spanish High Speed". AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company Renfe. With the AVE trains you can travel to many major cities in Spain, including routes to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Zaragoza.

Alvia, operated by Renfe, is a high-speed train service in Spain. With speeds of up to 250 km/h, Alvia trains, slightly slower than the 300 km/h maximum AVE trains reach, offer comfort and amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. They seamlessly connect regional stations to major cities, ensuring efficient travel. The three train models available are Class 120, Class 130, and Class 730.

Ticket types and facilities from Bilbao to Lyon

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by AVE when traveling from Bilbao to Lyon.

Elige Estándar

The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Elige Estándar," provides travelers with the standard, regular seating arrangement known as the "Estándar seat." Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Básico

The Basico are the most affordable tickets, but they come with certain restrictions, such as no changes or refunds. They also typically have limited availability and must be purchased well in advance.
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Elige Confort

If you go for "Elige Confort," you get the bigger and likely more comfortable XL Confort seat. The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Prémium

Renfe AVE's Premium tickets are the priciest but also the most flexible, limited to Confort class only. They allow free train changes and provide the benefit of boarding the next train for free in case you miss your scheduled one.
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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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Travel in comfort as all AVE trains are air-conditioned.
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Stay connected at high speeds with PlayRenfe, AVE's complimentary WiFi service, ensuring you remain online even at 300 km/h.
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The Silent Carriage is available exclusively for standard seats on AVE trains, excluding the AVE International route between Spain and France, as well as Euromed trains. Due to its popularity, early ticket purchase is advised.
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Every AVE seat is fitted with power sockets and at-seat radios for your convenience.
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AVE provides a complimentary care and assistance service for individuals with limited mobility. To utilize this service, please reach out to AVE directly.
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On AVE trains, you're welcome to bring along 3 bags, each not surpassing 85 x 55 x 35 cm and 25 kg (55 lbs) in weight. Moreover, instruments are considered hand luggage if they're within 30 x 120 x 38 cm and safely tucked in a case.
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Visit the onboard AVE bar carriage for a treat or wait for the food trolley that travels through the train. Prémium Ticket holders can enjoy in-seat dining featuring Chef Ramón Freixa's expertise. Please ensure you request special menus, from vegetarian to Halal, at least 12 hours before departure to enjoy a tailored meal experience.
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You can bring along your bike or scooter, just make sure it's folded and snug in a case. Don't forget to remove the pedals and give those handlebars a 90-degree turn. If your case's total dimensions are under 180cm, it counts as hand luggage. Anything larger falls into the special luggage category but keep it within 120 x 90 x 40 cm.
Services on board AVE and AVLO from Bilbao to Lyon
Compare services on board when travelling from Bilbao to Lyon by train.
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Bilbao to Lyon CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
47.31kg
Bus
50.69kg
Flight
135.17kg
Car
108.14kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bilbao to Lyon by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bilbao and Lyon are 47.31kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bilbao and Lyon? By taking the train between Bilbao and Lyon you will save 87.86kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.38kg compared to a bus and 60.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bilbao to Lyon?
A train ticket from Bilbao to Lyon is $154.52. 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 $154.52.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bilbao to Lyon?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bilbao to Lyon is $154.52. 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 Lyon by train?
Bilbao to Lyon is 419.95 mi.
How long does the train between Bilbao and Lyon take?
Bilbao to Lyon is on average 22 hr 0 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 22 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Bilbao to Lyon?
The train journey from Bilbao to Lyon is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alvia, AVE and AVLO.
How many train connections per day go from Bilbao to Lyon?
Bilbao to Lyon has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bilbao to Lyon leave?
The earliest train from Bilbao to Lyon departs at 3:20 PM. 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 train from Bilbao to Lyon depart?
The latest train from Bilbao to Lyon departs at 3:20 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 Lyon in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $154.52 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.
From which stations can I leave from Bilbao to Lyon?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Bilbao to go to Lyon. You can go from Bilbao Estación de Autobuses, Bilbao Abando and Castrejana Carretera Zorroza-Castrejana, and you can arrive at Gare Saint-Paul, Lyon-Perrache, Lyon Part Dieu and Lyon Vaise.
What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao to Lyon by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bilbao and Lyon is 22 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct train from Bilbao to Lyon?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bilbao and Lyon.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bilbao to Lyon by train?
The train journey from Bilbao to Lyon creates 47.31kg of CO2 emissions.

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