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Departure Mon, 07 Oct Return Thu, 10 Oct
STN London
BIO Bilbao
return from £32
Departure Thu, 26 Sep Return Thu, 03 Oct
MAN Manchester
BIO Bilbao
return from £87
Departure Sun, 22 Sep Return Wed, 25 Sep
EDI Edinburgh
SDR Santander
return from £52
Departure Sun, 06 Oct Return Sun, 13 Oct
DUB Dublin
SDR Santander
return from £96
Popular flight routes to Bilbao
London - Santander
return from £29
Manchester - Bilbao
return from £73
Edinburgh - Santander
return from £75
Bristol - Bilbao
return from £110
Madrid - Bilbao
return from £82
Birmingham - Bilbao
return from £199

Trips to Bilbao

Bilbao travel

Shaking off its reputation as merely an industrial port town, Bilbao is now one of Spain's most visited cities, stocked with dazzling art galleries, architectural splendour and a revolutionary food scene. The cosmopolitan city is situated about 10 miles inland from Spain's northern coast, surrounded by green hills. Visitors come to admire the undulating form of the Guggenheim Museum that pays tribute to the city's appreciation of contemporary art and design, be immersed in Basque culture and taste exquisite cuisine - this small city has a seemingly limitless array of high-quality restaurants. The city hums with action around the clock, but there are also plenty of wide open green areas in which to relax. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Bilbao!

Things to do and places to see in Bilbao

Bilbao draws crowds for its shimmering Guggenheim Museum, filled with innovative art. Jockeying for position is the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses a superb collection of paintings by European Masters. The bustling Casco Viejo is Bilbao's atmospheric Old Town, centred around the narrow Las Siete Calles (seven streets) and dotted with 14th century churches, 19th century squares and enticing eateries.

When visiting Bilbao, be sure to:

  • Marvel at Frank Gehry's titanium topped architectural masterpiece, the Guggenheim Museum
  • If classical art is your thing, the Museum of Fine Arts boasts collections by El Greco, Goya and Cézanne
  • Tuck into dishes such as bacalao al pil pil (cod slow cooked with garlic) or squid cooked in ink
  • Catch the 100-year-old Funicular de Artxanda up to the top of Artxanda Hill for city panoramas
  • Check out the Modernist Mercado de la Ribera food market, a feast for the eyes and belly
  • Visit during August's "Semana Grande" to witness processions and street parties
  • Savour a meal at one of the city's highly acclaimed restaurants
  • Learn about Basque culture and history at the Bilbao Basque Museum
  • Escape the city hustle and bustle in the leafy gardens of the Doña Casilda Park
  • Understand Bilbao's rich seafaring history at the Bilbao River Maritime Museum
  • See a concert at the Euskalduna Music and Conference Hall

Bilbao airports

Bilbao, Spain is located close to two airports, Bilbao Airport in the nearby municipality of Loiu, and Santander Airport close to Santander in the region of Cantabria.

  • Bilbao Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of airlines operate cheap flights to Bilbao including: Iberia, Vueling and easyJet.


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

    Transport options

    The Bizkaibus Line A3247 runs between Bilbao Airport and Bilbao Termibus, via Gran Vía 79, Plaza Moyua and Alameda Recalde 11. Taxis are available in the arrivals area and there are numerous car rental agencies. By car access the city centre via the Artxanda tunnels or the BI-631 road.

  • Santander Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of airlines operate flights to Bilbao via Santander Airport including: Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling.


    Santander Airport is approximately 60 miles west of Bilbao city centre.

    Transport options

    There are car rental agencies in the terminal and Bilbao can be accessed via the A-8 motorway. Alsa buses operate between Santander and Bilbao city centre.

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