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Lyon to Bilbao by train

The journey from Lyon to Bilbao by train is 419.95 mi and takes 14 hr 41 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:24 PM and the last at 3:24 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Bilbao by train for as little as $57.47 or as much as $70.81. The best price for this journey is $57.47.

Lowest Price$57.47
Journey Duration14 hr 41 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$57.47
Highest Price$70.81
First Departure3:24 PM
Last Departure3:24 PM
Distance419.95 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalBilbao
CarriersOUIGO, FlixBus

Lyon to Bilbao Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Lyon to Bilbao?

Prices will vary when you travel from Lyon to Bilbao. On average, though, you'll pay about $64.14 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $57.47, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Lyon to Bilbao. On average, though, you'll pay about $64.14 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long is the journey from Lyon to Bilbao by train?

The average journey time is 14 hr 41 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 419.95 mi from Lyon to Bilbao. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Lyon to Bilbao to take longer than 14 hr 41 min. In order to get from Lyon to Bilbao 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 Lyon and Bilbao will complete the journey in 12 hr 41 min. On average, it will take you about 14 hr 41 min to travel the 419.95 mi between Lyon and Bilbao.

When do departures from Lyon to Bilbao leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Lyon to Bilbao leaving at 3:24 PM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 3:24 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. The first departure of the night from Lyon to Bilbao leaves at 3:24 PM, while the last journey sets out at 3:24 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Lyon and Bilbao. 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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Lyon to Bilbao?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Lyon from the following stations: Lyon, Perrache,Lyon Saint-Paul,Lyon - Vaise,Lyon - Part-Dieu. Arriving at Bilbao, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Bilbao - Kastrexana,Bilbao Abando,Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Bilbao.

How many journeys from Lyon to Bilbao take place each day?

If you want to get from Lyon to Bilbao, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 2 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Lyon and Bilbao. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 2 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lyon to Bilbao. 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 Lyon to Bilbao
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Bilbao.

Book in advance and save

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

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 Bilbao by train

When travelling to Bilbao 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.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Bilbao

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

Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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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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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI 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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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
Services on board OUIGO and FlixBus from Lyon to Bilbao
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Bilbao by train.
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Lyon to Bilbao 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 Lyon to Bilbao by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Bilbao are 47.31kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Bilbao? By taking the train between Lyon and Bilbao 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 Lyon to Bilbao?
A train ticket from Lyon to Bilbao is $64.14. 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 $57.47.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Bilbao?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Bilbao is $57.47. 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 Lyon and Bilbao by train?
Lyon to Bilbao is 419.95 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Bilbao take?
Lyon to Bilbao is on average 14 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 12 hr 41 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Bilbao?
The train journey from Lyon to Bilbao is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: OUIGO and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Bilbao?
Lyon to Bilbao has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Bilbao leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Bilbao departs at 3:24 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 Lyon to Bilbao depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Bilbao departs at 3:24 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 Lyon to Bilbao 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 $57.47 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 Lyon to Bilbao by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Bilbao is 12 hr 41 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Bilbao?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Bilbao.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Bilbao by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Bilbao creates 47.31kg of CO2 emissions.

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