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Marseille to Bilbao by train

The journey from Marseille to Bilbao by train is 418.12 mi and takes 13 hr 32 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:24 AM and the last at 5:28 PM. It is possible to travel from Marseille to Bilbao by train for as little as $56.45 or as much as $96.13. The best price for this journey is $56.45.

Lowest Price$56.45
Journey Duration13 hr 32 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$56.45
Highest Price$96.13
First Departure7:24 AM
Last Departure5:28 PM
Distance418.12 mi
DepartureMarseille
ArrivalBilbao
CarriersAlsa, INTERCITÉSMore

Marseille to Bilbao Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Marseille to Bilbao. On average, though, you'll pay about $76.55 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $56.45, 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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On average, a train ticket from Marseille to Bilbao will cost you $76.55. 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 train 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 much time will it take to go from Marseille to Bilbao by train?

The distance between Marseille and Bilbao is approximately 418.12 mi. In general, it will take you about 13 hr 32 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between Marseille and Bilbao is around 418.12 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 13 hr 32 min. However, the fastest routes between Marseille and Bilbao take 11 hr 45 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.

When do the first and last departures from Marseille to Bilbao leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Marseille at 7:24 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 5:28 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Marseille and Bilbao. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Marseille at 7:24 AM, and the last departure will leave at 5:28 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Marseille to Bilbao can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

When traveling from Marseille to Bilbao by train, which stations can I use?

You will be able to leave Marseille by using stations such as Marseille Saint-Charles,Séon-Saint-Henry,Marseille - Blancarde,Picon Busserine. These connect you to stations including Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses,Bilbao - Kastrexana,Bilbao Abando in Bilbao. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Marseille or in Bilbao, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Marseille to Bilbao?

You will be able to travel from Marseille to Bilbao using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 4 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 Marseille to Bilbao 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 Marseille to Bilbao each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 4 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 Marseille 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 Marseille to Bilbao
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Marseille to Bilbao.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Marseille 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 Marseille 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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The cheapest Marseille - Bilbao train tickets can be found for as low as $47.20 if you’re lucky, or $65.04 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $83.23.

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.

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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

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.

Ticket types and facilities from Marseille to Bilbao

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

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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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.
Services on board Alsa, INTERCITÉS and FlixBus from Marseille to Bilbao
Compare services on board when travelling from Marseille to Bilbao by train.
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Marseille to Bilbao CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
47.1kg
Bus
50.47kg
Flight
134.58kg
Car
107.66kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Marseille to Bilbao by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Marseille and Bilbao are 47.1kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Marseille and Bilbao? By taking the train between Marseille and Bilbao you will save 87.48kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.37kg compared to a bus and 60.56kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Marseille to Bilbao?
A train ticket from Marseille to Bilbao is $76.55. 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 $56.45.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Marseille to Bilbao?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Marseille to Bilbao is $56.45. 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 Marseille and Bilbao by train?
Marseille to Bilbao is 418.12 mi.
How long does the train between Marseille and Bilbao take?
Marseille to Bilbao is on average 13 hr 32 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 11 hr 45 min.
Which companies operate from Marseille to Bilbao?
The train journey from Marseille to Bilbao is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alsa, INTERCITÉS, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus.
How many train connections per day go from Marseille to Bilbao?
Marseille to Bilbao has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Marseille to Bilbao leave?
The earliest train from Marseille to Bilbao departs at 7:24 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 train from Marseille to Bilbao depart?
The latest train from Marseille to Bilbao departs at 5:28 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 Marseille 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 $56.45 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 Marseille to Bilbao by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Marseille and Bilbao is 11 hr 45 min.
Is there a direct train from Marseille to Bilbao?
Yes, there is a direct train between Marseille and Bilbao.
What are the CO2 emissions for Marseille to Bilbao by train?
The train journey from Marseille to Bilbao creates 47.1kg of CO2 emissions.

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