Lyon to Bilbao by train

  • First train
    07:02
  • Last train
    22:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 10m
  • Distance
    675 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    25hr 58m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Bilbao by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Bilbao take around 14 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 675 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Bilbao.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Bilbao?

Journeys between Lyon and Bilbao usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Lyon to Bilbao every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 16 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lyon to Bilbao?

The Lyon to Bilbao train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lyon to Bilbao train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bilbao is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 07:02 and the last train is around 21:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 07:02, and the last at 22:14.

When to book Lyon to Bilbao train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lyon to Bilbao by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Bilbao?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lyon to Bilbao, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • FS100
  • Intercity
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.