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Take the train from Pau to Bilbao in 26 hours 52 minutes

If you want to travel from Pau to Bilbao by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Pau to Bilbao by train to take around 27 hours 28 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 26 hours 52 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 2 trains per day running on this route, which spans 208 km. You'll have to make 3 changes along the way on your journey to Bilbao.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Pau to Bilbao start from $181.33 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Pau to Bilbao by train

It takes an average of 27h 28m to travel from Pau to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 129 miles (208 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Pau to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from $181.33 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 26h 52m
PriceFrom $181.33
Distance129 miles (208 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train11:32
Last train12:44
Departure stationPau
Arrival stationBilbao
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Pau to Bilbao train times

Check out the next trains departing from Pau to Bilbao for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:32 14:36 28h 4m, 3 changes
11:44 14:36 26h 52m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Pau to Bilbao

The price of train tickets from Pau to Bilbao starts at $181.33 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Pau to Bilbao by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Pau to Bilbao

Want to know more about your journey from Pau to Bilbao? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Pau to Bilbao take?

The average journey time by train between Pau and Bilbao is 27 hours and 28 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Pau and Bilbao by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Pau to Bilbao is 26 hours and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Pau to Bilbao cost?

Train tickets from Pau to Bilbao can start from as little as $181.33 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Pau to Bilbao?

No, there are no direct train services from Pau to Bilbao. Travelling from Pau to Bilbao by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Pau to Bilbao leave?

The first train from Pau to Bilbao leaves at 11:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Pau to Bilbao leave?

The last train from Pau to Bilbao leaves at 12:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Pau and Bilbao by train?

Trains travelling from Pau to Bilbao cover a distance of around 129 miles (208 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bilbao to Pau.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Pau to Bilbao for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/01/2022 for travel on 10/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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