Situated 12 kilometres outside the city, Bilbao international airport is the air transport hub for Spain’s northern peninsula, with flights to the main Spanish cities and major European destinations.
The airport connects Bilbao with European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stuttgart, Venice, Zurich and it also connects the Basque Country with main Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia.
The airport is served by major airlines as well as low-cost companies.
The airport is linked to the city by the A3247 bus route, which goes to the Termibus station and has stops in Moyúa Square, in Gran Vía 79 and in Alameda Rekalde 11. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on the arrivals floor (exit the terminal building, walk to your right) or in the bus. A single ticket costs €3 (€ 1,14 with a Barik card). From Bilbao, the bus leaves every 15 minutes from 05:15 to 22:00; from the airport, every 15 minutes, from 06:15 to 00:00. Estimated travel time between Bilbao and the airport: 10-15 minutes.
Femade Auto Taxis Association is the exclusive taxi company at the airport. A taxi to Bilbao costs approximately € 24-29.
Tel: +34 944 800 909
You can also book a taxi through: https://taxisaeropuertobilbao.com/en/home/
From the Termibus bus station, located in the heart of the city centre, there are a number of different coach companies that provide regional, national and international services. There are direct connections from Bilbao to San Sebastián and Vitoria, the other two major cities of the Basque region (Euskadi).
Bizkaibus is the main company for destinations around Biscay province (Bizkaia).
The Bilbao-Abando station is the departure and arrival point for Renfe long-distance trains, offering daily services to Madrid and Barcelona and connections to A Coruña, Burgos, León, Logroño, Málaga, Salamanca, Segovia, Valladolid, Vigo and Zaragoza.
Renfe Spain Pass This pass allows non-residents to travel around Spain by train. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 journeys.
The AP-8 motorway goes to San Sebastián and Irún, and from there continues on to Bordeaux and Paris, or Toulouse and Montpellier. The AP-68, which runs through the Ebro Valley, goes to Barcelona and joins the AP-7, which runs down the Mediterranean coast. The AP-68 also goes straight to Burgos, and from there to Madrid, Valladolid and Portugal.