Compare prices and get a cheap car rental today. Bilbao Airport is a small international airport situated 9 km north of Bilbao, in the municipality of Loiu, in Biscay. Services available at Bilbao airport include Wi-Fi, a Children’s play area, ATMs, a duty-free shopping centre, a delicatessen and a selection of cafeteria, fast food and restaurant outlets.
At Bilbao Airport, there are the following transportation options. There are several bus routes from Bilbao Airport. Get a taxi to Bilbao city centre in just 20 minutes. You can reserve a transfer if you want private transportation to and from Bilbao Airport. Alternatively, hiring a car in Bilbao Airport is a good idea to move around. Compare Bilbao car hire from top branded car rental companies and save.
Located on the River Nervión in the Basque Country in Northern Spain, Bilbao, also called Bilbo in Basque, has a metro system with trains running every few minutes, making sightseeing in the town much more convenient. From the stunning fish-shaped Guggenheim Museum to the tasty local speciality of Pintxos (Basque Tapas), Bilbao has much to offer the visitor.
The town lies 19 kilometres from The Bay of Biscay and has a more moderate climate than its ‘Costa’ cousins. With an abundance of conference and exhibition venues, Bilbao is now also a popular business tourism destination. And for those looking for some relaxation, Bilbao’s 18 public parks will all be vying for your attention. We have outlined some of our favourite tourist attractions below.
1. Museo Guggenheim
The building façade is simply stunning, covered in titanium squares and looking like a cross between a fish and a ship. This World famous museum houses modern and contemporary art, including Richard Serra’s 340-foot-long Snake. Entry to the museum is free to under 12’s. Get there early as queues tend to be quite long!
2. Museo de Bellas Artes
This fine art museum is situated on the Plaza del Museo, five minutes from the Guggenheim, and has a collection of more than 6,000 works! Housing anything from gothic sculptures to pop art, the Museo de Bellas Artes is home to works of art by renowned artists, including Goya, El Greco and Van Dyck. It is widely believed that the works of art on display in this museum are superior to those inside the Guggenheim!
3. Other popular tourist attractions
Visitor attractions in Bilbao include Casco Viejo (the old quarter of Bilbao), Euskal Museoa (Basque cultural museum), Funicular de Artxanda (mountainside railway), Museo Taurino (bullfighting museum), La Ría Maritime Museum, Cathedral of St. James (gothic cathedral), Basílica de Begoña (famous 16th-century basilica), Alhondiga (stunning building housing a library, cinema, restaurants and bars), Teatro Arriaga (theatre), Mercado de la Ribera (large covered market), Plaza Nueva (popular plaza with the market), Ayuntamiento (city hall) and Parque Etxebarria (public park with attractive views). Compare Bilbao car hire prices online today for your trip to Spain.