Getting to Bilbao

Note:

  • Participants are responsible for managing their own travel arrangements, including costs.
  • No shuttle service will be provided.
  • Bilbao’s geographic location makes it a key hub for air and land transport links with great connections with the rest of the country and Europe. 

 

By air

In addition to a number of Spanish carriers (including Iberia), the Bilbao Airport is served by carriers such as Lufthansa, Air France, Air Berlin, and Ryanair, and has direct flights from hubs including Madrid, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, London, Brussels, and many Spanish cities.  

To get from the airport to the city centre, several options are available to travellers:

Bus

Bizkaibus Line: A3247 Bilbao-Airport
The bus operates daily from 6:00 to midnight with services every 20 minutes, departing from the arrivals level at the airport and connecting with TERMIBUS, the Bilbao bus and coach terminus. Customer service and ticket desk are located on the arrivals floor. This bus makes three stops in the city centre,14 Alameda Rekalde, Plaza Moyúa and at 74 Gran Vía (stop closest to the conference centre).
Price: Single ticket €1.45

Taxi

The taxis of the Federación Margen Derecha del Taxi operate at the Bilbao Airport 24-hours, every day. You can book a taxi in advance over the phone or using the form on the website. 
For rates and booking, click here.
Note: Trips from the airport to the city centre cost approximately €21-26.

 

By rail

A network of railway lines converges in Bilbao, making land transport a good option. 

Bilbao-Abando railway station (Estación del Norte)
Plaza Circular, 2, 48001 - Bilbao

Lines going to the Euskalduna Conference Centre from Bilbao-Abando station
Cercanías commuter lines: C1, C2 and C3 (stop San Mamés)
Metro lines: 1/2 (San Mamés stop)
Tram: A (stop Euskalduna)