Getting to Bilbao

By air
Bilboa has its own airport. The airport offers more than 600 flights every week, to and from several European city’s there are also flight connections with the main cities in Spain.

From the airport is is 18 min. by car or taxi to the city center. Is is also possible to use the Aiport Bus Service, this is A3247 Bus and goes from the Bilbao-Loiu airport to Alameda Rekalde 14, Gran Vía 46, Gran Vía 74.

By train
A network of railway lines converges in Bilbao. With the RENFE- Mainline long distance trains, connects the city with Madrid, Barcelona, Logroño, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Salamanca, Malaga, A Coruña, Vigo, Burgos, Leon and Segovia.

RENFE – Commuter lines are three trainlines for different parts within the city. 

By car
Bilbao is a 4 hour drive from Madrid, the city has many car parks located in the city center and the Park and Ride car parks.  

By bus  
All regional, national and international bus and coach lines depart from the Bilbao Intermodal bus station (Gurtubay Street no. 1), which is located in Bilbao, and can be accessed from the streets of Luis Briñas, Gurtubay and Pérez Galdós.

Bilbao Intermodal bus station can be reached via Metro (San Mamés metro stop), Tram (Zunzunegi stop), the RENFE commuter trains (San Mamés stop) and a number of different Bilbobus and Bizkaibusbus lines. 

By metro
Designed by architect Norman Foster, it has become a symbol of the city because of its accessibility, effectiveness, impeccable design and its characteristic 'fosteritos', the glass canopies over station entrances.

Its three lines represent not only the fastest way of moving around the city, but also of reaching beaches and very charming towns in the metropolitan area.

Operating from 06:00 to 23:00, there are services with frequencies of less than six minutes at peak times during the day, except for Sundays and holidays, when there is ten minutes between services. A night service is also provided, until 02:00 on Fridays and the eve of holidays and all night on Saturdays.
You can travel by Metro using the Bilbao Bizkaia Card (on sale at Bilbao tourist offices).