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London to Bilbao flights

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Departure Thu, 01 Oct Return Sun, 11 Oct
LON London
BIO Bilbao
return from £54
Departure Mon, 12 Oct Return Sun, 25 Oct
LON London
BIO Bilbao
return from £60
Flight route information
Bilbao is a centre of Basque culture and is a great place to discover ancient monuments and buildings.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.09 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.93 GBP
Last checked on 21 September 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Bilbao are 51% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Bilbao is 30% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 22% more expensive in Bilbao than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Bilbao is 52% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Bilbao airports
  • ( Loiu (BIO)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Santander (SDR)
    How far from city centre: 46 miles
K Distance: 585 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London is one of the most important financial centres of the world and, consequently, millions of passengers travel to and from this city. This international city is served by many airports such as Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and others. Of these airports, Heathrow Airport is the best recognised and also the busiest airport in London.

Flights from London to Bilbao may take off from any of the six airports that serve London. Gatwick is the second most popular airport in London and is known for its busy single runway, which can handle almost one flight every second. Gatwick Airport is far away from the city but a high-speed train connects it with central London.

Getting to London airport

London to Bilbao flights may take off from either Heathrow or Gatwick. In this case, make sure that you take a train from one of the stations in central London. Stansted, Southend and Luton airports are also connected to the city of London by train. Make sure that you start well ahead of time as all the airports bar Heathrow are far from the city. However, if your plane is taking off from London City Airport you do not have to worry much, as it is located well within the city and is easily reached by taxi or bus.

Arriving to Bilbao

Bilbao is a centre of art and culture located in the autonomous community of the Basque Country in Spain. It's known for its unique architecture, way of life and Basque culture. Begin your day at the Guggenheim Museum, which represents the modern face of Bilbao. Head toward Old Town, which has a rich collection of buildings and monuments dating back to the medieval age. Being a pedestrian zone, this area is best explored at a leisurely pace. Visit one of the many parks in the city, such as Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park, which is known for its English-style garden. Do not forget to try Basque cuisine at one of the restaurants that dot the city.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Bilbao from London land at Bilbao Airport, which is located in Luiu. This airport is a distance of 9 kilometres from Bilbao city centre. The cheapest and easiest way to get to the city is by getting on board a Terminus; these buses take just 15 minutes to reach the city centre and are very affordable. Another option is to rent a car outside the airport and get to the city centre all by yourself. If that does not impress you much, do what travellers have always done and just take a taxi.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Bilbao

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from London to Bilbao?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Spain may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much, on average, are flights from London to Bilbao?
The average price to go from London to Bilbao is 82.91 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Bilbao at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 54€ for the route London - Bilbao. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Bilbao expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Bilbao costs an average of 3.66 GBP, 22% more expensive than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 51% less in Bilbao: 1.37 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.97 GBP in Bilbao, 27% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 52% cheaper in Bilbao, with an average of 1.43 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Bilbao?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from London to Bilbao are May, August and July.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Bilbao?
The best time of the year to go to Bilbao when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, May is the top 1 month to fly to  Bilbao from London in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by August and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Bilbao.
How long does the flight take to go from London to Bilbao?
The total flight time between London and Bilbao is of around 02:00 hours on average, considering an average distance of 976 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).
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