We will write how to get from Bilbao airport to city center. The distance from Bilbao Airport airport to city center is 13 kilometers.
The travel time from Bilbao airport to city is around 15-20 minutes by taxi and if you go by bus 25 minutes. Click here to book online Bilbao Day Tour
The cheapest way from Bilbao airport to city center is by bus for €3. If you go by taxi will be around €20-25. You can also rent a car in Bilbao airport or get a private transfer. Read here how to get from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian.
WHERE TO STAY IN BILBAO
There are many budget options for accommodation in Bilbao. If you are really in a tight budget for accommodation, you can sleep in a dorm room for €15-30. For mid budget hotels prices starts at €60-80 and if you want luxury hotels starting from €120.
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BILBAO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
BIZKAIBUS A3247 FROM BILBAO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Bilbao airport to city center is by bus. The Bizkaibus A3247 is running every 15-30 minutes from 6 15 am until midnight. The Bizkaibus A3247 fare is €3 and the travel time is around 25 minutes depending on your final destination at city center.
You can get the Bizkaibus A3247 at the Arrivals Hall at Bilbao airport. You can buy the tickets to the bus driver or at the ticket counter. If you buy the Barik card you will get better prices to move around Bilbao.
The last stop of the Bizkaibus A3247 from the airport is Bilbao Intermodal (Bilbao Bus station) near Bilbao Football Stadium (San Mames). Bizkaibus A3247 is passing by Alameda Recalde 14, Moyúa Square (Gran Vía 46) and Gran Vía 74.
If you want to go from Bilbao airport to Guggenheim you will have to get off at Moyúa Square and walk 5 minutes to get to the Guggenheim Museum.
PESA BUS FROM BILBAO AIRPORT TO SAN SEBASTIAN
The best way from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian is by Pesa Bus. The bus from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian is running every 30-60 minutes from 7 45 am to 11 45 pm.
The bus fare from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian is €17.10. And the bus fare is €14.80 from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz.
The travel time from Bilbao airport to Zarautz (Fire Station Roundabout) is 1 hour. The travel time from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian (Plaza de Pío XII) is 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on the traffic.
You can get the bus at Arrivals and Departures Level in the airport. You can buy the ticket online or at the ticket counter in the airport.
CHEAPEST WAY BUS FROM BILBAO AIRPORT TO SAN SEBASTIAN
The cheapest way from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian is by bus. You can get The Bizkaibus A3247 at the airport and stop at the last stop in the Bilbao Bus Terminal where you can get a bus to San Sebastian around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
If you want to walk around city center and visit the Guggenheim Museum you can stop at Moyúa Square and walk 5 minutes and later you can also go back walking to Bilbao Bus Terminal
The bus fare from the airport is €10 (from the airport €3 plus €7 from Bilbao to San Sebastian). It will take longer but you will save €7 if you aren’t in a hurry.
BY TAXI BILBAO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Bilbao airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 15-20 minutes and the taxi fare from Bilbao airport to city center is €20-25. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT BILBAO AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Bilbao’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in the city. It will take you 15-20 minutes to get to Bilbao from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30-40.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Bilbao. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Bilbao.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BILBAO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Bilbao. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BILBAO
There are many budget option for accommodation in Bilbao. If you are really in a tight budget for accommodation, you can sleep in a dorm room for €15-30. For mid budget hotels prices starts at €60-80 and if you want luxury hotels starting from €120.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SPAIN
You can spend €5-10 in food for a meal. You can try for a street food named bocadillo it is a sandwich made with Spanish bread and the cost would be €1.50 you can pair it with coffee or tea for €1.30. You can also try churros, did you know that churros originated in Spain, you can find churros at breakfast time.
There are beer and free tapas especially in Andalucia where you can get your beer and small snack for €2. If you want to have dinner in a fine restaurant it will cost you €10-20.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN SPAIN
Spain has four lovely season, and loveliest which are spring and fall. In these periods it is considered the best time to visit Spain. Summer might get too hot and winter might get to cold. So from the months of March to May is where Spring falls.
And Fall is on the month of September to November. The season of Spring and Fall is the best time to visit because of its filled with sunshine and tourist will be delighted to stay in the country.
CASH IN SPAIN
Euro is one of the most known and important currencies all over the world. €1 is equivalent to $1.16. ATM’s in Spain is used more often to buy stuff rather to have cash on hand. You can pay with card almost everywhere bars, hotels and supermarkets.
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