Along with the Guggenheim Museum and a fabulous underground system, the ultra modern Bilbao Airport is another example of the modernisation the Basque capital has experienced in recent years. It is one of the city’s outstanding landmarks and the terminal can handle up to four million passengers a year. This has helped attract a number of budget airline operators which firmly adds Bilbao to the growing number of hot city break destinations in Europe.
Bilbao Airport is located 12 kilometres from the city centre in the city limits of Loiu. The cheapest way to get into the city centre is by taking the airport bus which runs every 30 minutes from the airport to Gran Via, Plaza Moyua and Alameda Recalde in the centre. The bus stop is just to your right as you walk outside the arrivals area. If you’re returning to the airport the bus leaves Bilbao from the main bus station which is called ‘Termibus’ every 30 minutes. You can also pick it up outside the Carlton Hotel in Plaza Moyua.
Often a more convenient option is to simply jump into one of the waiting taxis which meet all incoming flights. The journey into the city centre costs around €25 though this will vary according to exactly where you’re heading for and your arrival time. The taxi rank is immediately outside the arrivals area. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer and have a driver awaiting you on arrival.
Location Map of Bilbao Airport?
Bilbao is not only the gateway to the Basque Country, it is also the most convenient airport destination for visitors heading for San Sebastian, Pamplona and the Rioja wine region. The private transfer option is mentioned above is ideal for such longer transfers or you could pick up a hire car at Bilbao Airport and drive to your final destination.