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Bilbao Airport

General information

Bilbao Airport is located close to Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country and the capital of the province of Biscay. Bilbao Airport is also widely used by travellers who have Donostia-San Sebastián as their final destination. San Sebastian has an airport, but this airport is small and rarely used.


Where is Bilbao Airport situated?

The airport is situated north of Bilbao. You can reach Moyúa Plaza in the city centre via the N-637, Artxanda-Salbe Tunela (tunnel) and Puente de La Salve (bridge).

How many terminals does Bilbao Airport have?

There is one modern terminal, it was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and has the shape of a dove (La Paloma).

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Bilbao Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Spain.

Airport Distance
Santander Airport 75km
Biarritz Airport (France) 113km



The distance from Bilbao Airport to the centre of Bilbao is 13 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Bilbao.

From BIO Airport to Bilbao City centre by Car
13 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Bilbao Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Bilbao Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Bilbao Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Bilbao Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Bilbao Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Bilbao is about € 25.-. Book your taxi at Bilbao Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BIO Airport to Bilbao City centre by Taxi
13 km
15 min
€ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Bilbao Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Bilbao Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Bilbao Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Bilbao Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Bilbao Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Bilbao Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Bilbao Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Vueling
  • Volotea
  • Air Europa
  • Iberia
  • easyJet


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Bilbao Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn Express Bilbao Airport, an IHG Hotel, Derio

The Holiday Inn Express Bilbao is just 5 minutes’ drive from Bilbao Airport and the hotel offers a free airport shuttle service for guests. Modern rooms come with satellite TV and free WiFi is available.


Hotel Seminario Aeropuerto Bilbao, Derio

Hotel Seminario Aeropuerto Bilbao offers free shuttle from the hotel to Bilbao Airport, located 5 minutes’ drive away. The hotel boasts free parking, free WiFi and extensive sports facilities, including a golf school.


Hotel Artxanda, Bilbao

Offering fantastic views and free Wi-Fi throughout, this hotel is located in Artxanda Mount, only 5 km from Bilbao city centre. It has a bar and an outdoor terrace.

Hotels in Bilbao

Looking for the best hotels in Bilbao? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sercotel Coliseo, Bilbao

Offering free WiFi, a gym and casino, Sercotel Coliseo occupies Bilbao’s former opera house. Centrally located, it is a 5-minute walk from Abando Metro Station and Bilbao Train Station.


Hotel Carlton, Bilbao

Centrally located in Plaza de Federico Moyúa square, this elegant hotel stands as an impressive landmark in Bilbao. It offers free access to its gym and spacious rooms with luxurious décor.


Hotel Ilunion Bilbao, Bilbao

Located in the commercial heart of Bilbao, Hotel Ilunion Bilbao is 100 metres from San Mamés Bus and Metro Stations. There is a gym, and free WiFi is offered.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Bilbao Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Bilbao 3-Day Package: Guggenheim, Hotel Stay and Bike Tour

This combination package is ideal for first-time visitors to Bilbao. It includes a 3-day/2-night stay at a very centrally-located 4-star hotel, an admission ticket for a visit to the iconic Guggenheim Museum and also a guided tour of the city by bicycle.


Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Discover all the main sights of Bilbao on a guided bike tour. Cycle down pedestrian streets and along bike lanes on a leisurely pace with stops at the Euskalduna Palace and the Arriaga Theater.

Tour & transport

From Bilbao: Basque Country Tour

This half-day tour takes place each Saturday and gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning Basque coastline from Bilbao.


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