Bilbao Airport is the largest airport on the north coast of Spain. Low-cost flights with EasyJet have put this thoroughly entertaining city break destination firmly on the map. Bilbao airport is just 9km from the lively city centre, excellent city beaches and major attractions like the Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao has terrific tapas bars, lively nightlife and considerable character. The airport is also a useful gateway for travellers heading for the elegant resort of San Sebastian and beach resorts in the Basque Country and Cantabria.
The region has received a significant increase in British visors in recent years thanks to direct flights with EasyJet- They currently operate year-round routes from London Stransted and Manchester. You may also find good-value fares with Vuelling and the Spanish national airline Iberia.
Bilbao is a smart modern airport with a good choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There are no rail connections at the airport but getting into the city is fast and cheap by bus.
Aeropuerto de Bilbao
Loiu / Vizcaya
Telephone: 34(0)944 869 663/4
Airport bus line number 3247 connects the airport with the city centre, calling at Gran Vía 79, Plaza Moyua and Alameda Recalde 11. Tickets cost €1.35. Buses depart every 30 minutes.
There is a direct bus service to San Sebastian. Tickets cost €16.50. Buses depart every hour. There are 5 buses daily to Arrasate, Bergara and Eibar. Arrasate-Airport: €11.90. Bergagra-Airport: €10.30. Eibar-Airport: €7.85.
A taxi to Bilbao costs about 25-30 euros. Journey time is approximately 10 minutes.
Direct flights from the UK are available from EasyJet, Vuelling and Iberia
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