Landing at Bilbao Airport
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Here are some facts about Bilbao Airport.
Puppy Sculpture Bilbao
The weather in Bilbao is very unreliable at any time of the year, so you can definitely expect rain showers even in spring. However, the city is not quite as busy at this time of year as it is during the popular months during high season. So you can explore Bilbao in peace and enjoy the city for yourself. In spring, be sure to visit the famous puppy sculpture. It lights up in the most colorful colors and is a real photo motif. The sculpture is located right in front of the Guggenheim Museum, which you should also visit.
The airport is located 10 km north of the city of Bilbao (Bilbo) on the territory of the municipality of Lujua (Loiu).
In the arrivals area there is an information desk and a ticket office for the bus. About every 20 minutes the yellow BizkaiBus line 3247 runs from the central Plaza Moyúa to the Termibus bus station at the western edge of the city centre. You'll be able to reach the exhibition grounds in about 25 minutes.
Of course you could also take a taxi from the airport to your hotel. At the airport of Bilbao the approx. 60 taxis of the Femade (Federación Margen Derecha del Taxi) taxi company offer their service. You can book the taxis locally or in advance by telephone or via their website.
|Bilbao Centre||25 €|
|Termibus (Bus terminal)||25 €|
|San Sebastian||150 €|
If you are planning on doing trips around the area anyways, it will be worth it to book a hired car right at the airport and save the extra money on a taxi.
Hub Convenience: (3rd floor)
We recommend that you try the local ham, sausage, cheese, wine and sweets, which are in great demand among travelers.
Bilbao Duty Free: (3rd floor, after security check) offers spirits, tobacco, perfume, cosmetics, food and accessories at reasonable prices and with numerous special offers.
Sibarium Delicatessen: (3rd floor, after the security check) offers its customers high quality gourmet food, products with designation of origin and many regional and artisan products.
The public area offers a wide selection of articles such as magazines and newspapers, sweets, savoury snacks, drinks, gifts and other travel items.
Relay Kiosk: (3rd floor, after security check) has daily newspapers and a large number of magazines as well as a selection of books.
Pans & Company: (3rd floor, after security) offers varied meals with emphasis on sandwiches and salads. It also has a special area for good quality coffee and fresh baked goods.
Burger King: (3rd floor, after security check) world famous burger restaurant with its specialty, the Whopper.
Cafés and snacks: Arrese, MasQMenos, Santa Gloria and Starbucks, all on the 3rd floor.
San Miguel: Exploring the World, Pub and Restaurant (3rd floor, after security check). The scale of an airport restaurant that welcomes all hungry travelers departing from Bilbao and offers a concept that combines the best Basque cuisine with culinary diversity from around the world in an atmosphere that combines modernity and tradition.
City of Bilbao
Situated on the banks of the river Nervión, Bilbao is the largest city in the Spanish Basque Country. Milder than most other parts of Spain, it is both a blessing and a curse: the climate here is like a welcome rest from the heat of the dry plains in the south but also a letdown to the hope of a day on the beach.
But the shore of the Bay of Biscay is not really the main attraction - instead, Bilbao is perhaps the best place in the world to experience the ancient culture and language of the Basque people, who have persisted for thousands of years and are now completely different from any modern culture in Europe.
Because of its spectacular exterior, made of titanium, limestone and glass, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the landmarks of the city. Park your hired car and explore the museum on a rainy day.
The most striking feature is its straightforward, functional design. Star architect Norman Foster not only designed a few stations, but two completely new underground lines. Foster used almost exclusively steel, concrete and glass for the stations. The architect pursued three key points: Simplicity, functionality and aesthetics.