Arrival to Bilbao


Designed by the Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava Bilbao “Loiu” Airport is located at a short distance of 12 km from Bilbao City. With  an estimated 5 million passengers annually, Bilbao Airport is considered as the main Airport in the North of Spain served by a host of domestic & international, regular & low-cost airlines and offering flights to European cities and beyond.

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Transfer Airport-Bilbao City

Bizkaibus LINE A3247 offers a regular shuttle service Airport-Bilbao City Centre and makes  stops in Gran Via 74 Plaza Moyua, Alameda Recalde 11 and TERMIBUS (Bilbao Bus station)

Airport-Bilbao City Centre: from 6:20 to 00:00 every 20 minutes.
Bilbao City Centre-Airport from 5:20 to 22:00 every 20 minutes.

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Taxis are easily found outside the airport. Approximate Fare to Bilbao Central 35,00€

Ground Transportation: Highway connections
Highway A68: Bilbao/Zaragoza-Barcelona, 3/6 hours driving distance.
Highway A1: Bilbao/Burgos-Madrid, connecting Bilbao-Madrid in 4 hours.
Highway A8: Bilbao with northern east and west adjoining provinces.


Abando Station at the Circle Square is the main RENFE Railway Station and maintains regular domestic short and long distance and international service. Connections with underground and Euskotran.

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EUSKOTREN AND FEVE: Short connections Bilbao outskirts

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TERMIBUS is the main Bilbao bus station. It is located in a strategic place in the city, with excellent access to the highway for the operation of both regular and discretional bus lines. It offers connections to the rest of the urban and metropolitan transportations: metro, streetcar, Renfe cercanias, Bilbobus and Bizkaibus buses, connection to the airport, etc.

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Underground - Metro

The Metro Bilbao was officially opened in 1995 and was designed by Sir Norman Foster. His individual style has given the city one of the most recognisable architectonic landmarks to station access the wellknown ‘fosteritos’.

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It gives all visitors a good opportunity to visit Bilbao.
Opened in 202 the line has been gradually extended to cover an area linking Atxuri to Basurto, with a central stretch across Abandoibarra district -the new leisure area in the village- and stops in some of Bilbao's architectural landmarks, such as the Arriaga Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace or the San Mamés Football Stadium.

Transway Map

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Bilbao provides a good urban bus network. Green colour bus stops are equipped with screens showing lines and estimated arrival of buses.
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Bilbao Card: Turist Card

Bilbao Card provides visitors to Bilbao with savings and easy to plan and enjoy their visit to the City. The card can be used in the entire BARIK transportation network (Bilbobus, the Artxanda Funicular railway, Euskotran and Bilbao Metro and also provides discounts from 10 to 50% at museums, performances, shops, restaurants and other holiday venues. It can be purchased for 1,2 o 3 days.

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