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Airport code BIO is the airport IATA code on flights to Bilbao
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Bilbao Vacation

About Bilbao

Take a city break in Bilbao to discover an animated city that is brimming with culture, world-class design, lively nightlife and a revolutionary dining scene. Situated just 10 miles from the northern coast of Spain, Bilbao is one of Spain's most popular cities to visit. The compact city draws visitors from far and wide who come to see the awe-inspiring Guggenheim Museum, a leading light in the city's contemporary innovation and design, be immersed in Basque culture past and present, visit cutting-edge museums, and taste some of the country's finest cuisine. Bilbao also offers plenty of outdoor options with spacious parks and close proximity to the verdant mountainous region known as the Basque Country's "green belt".

Things to do and places to visit in Bilbao

A weekend in Bilbao unveils a treasure trove of sights and attractions. Culture seekers need look no further than the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses a superb collection of European Masters. At the city's core lies a charming historic quarter (Casco Viejo) teeming with medieval churches, atmospheric squares and bustling bars and restaurants.

On a city break in Bilbao, be sure to:

  • Head straight to Frank Gehry's shimmering Guggenheim Museum, a modern architectural marvel
  • Soak up the atmosphere of the Casco Viejo and pop into a cozy tavern to try the local specialty "pintxo"
  • Check out Bilbao's cathedral constructed in honor of the apostle Saint James
  • Visit the city's oldest theater, the Arriaga Theater, which dates back to the 19th century and still in use today
  • Go shopping along the wide boulevard of El Ensanche, the city's most cosmopolitan area, teeming with boutiques and cafes
  • Visit the Bellas Artes Museum, which houses over 10,000 works of art from the 13th century to the present day
  • Wander through the vibrant market of Bilbao, one of the largest indoor markets in Europe
  • Ride on the magnificent metro system designed by Norman Foster
  • Walk across the Zubizuri Bridge, its design a symbol of New Bilbao
  • Ride the funicular up to the Artxanda look out for spellbinding views of the city
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Airports in Bilbao

Passengers traveling to Bilbao can choose to land at Bilbao Airport, the Basque Country's main international gateway, situated close to the city center.

  • Bilbao Airport

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    A number of airlines operate flights to Bilbao including: Iberia, Vueling and Air Europa.


    Bilbao Airport is located approximately 7 miles from the city center, in the municipality of Loiu.


    Passengers wishing to take public transportation can catch the Bizkaibus Line A3247 bus service, which connects with the city center. There are several car rental agencies operating at the airport and taxis can be picked up outside the terminal building.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Bilbao

How can I find cheap flights to Bilbao on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $4 to Bilbao. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Bilbao.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Bilbao?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Bilbao include:
  • Air Europa, with flights from Miami, New York and from null, for example.
  • Aer Lingus also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from Newark - Nj, null and null.
  • American Airlines, with flights from Miami to Bilbao and Los Angeles and also from Chicago.
Airlines with indirect flights to Bilbao include:
  • Air Europa, which flies from Miami, New York or null.
  • Aer Lingus, with flights from Newark - Nj and null, as well as from null.
  • Iberia, with flights from Miami, Boston and also null.
🕑 How long before a flight to Bilbao should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Bilbao, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Bilbao departing from over 77 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Bilbao with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Bilbao’s airport?
Bilbao is served by 2 airport[s]. Loiu operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 77 cities, such as Barcelona, Madrid and London, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Bilbao’s airport from the city centre?
Bilbao’s airport Loiu is located 2 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Bilbao’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.50 USD per person.
Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Loiu , the average price for the ride to Bilbao centre is around 4.76 USD per km.
Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Bilbao. Pick your preferred car type and get from Loiu to Bilbao city centre on your own terms.
⛅ What is the weather like in Bilbao?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Bilbao is in July, August and June, when the average temperature reaches 25.32 °C, while August, June and September are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 95.55 hours. However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Bilbao during January, February or December to experience an average of 2.68 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, March and May, when the average precipitation in Bilbao is 6.75 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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