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How to arrive

Bizkaia is well connected to the rest of Europe via Bilbao Airport, the Cantabrian Sea and an efficient rail and road network.

By plane

At 12 kilometres from Bilbao, Bilbao Airport serves flights from the main cities in Europe every day. Bus A-3247 (Bilbao-Aeropuerto) departs from the airport every 15 minutes for downtown Bilbao.


By bus

The Termibus station is next to San Mamés Stadium in central Bilbao. Buses from here connect Bilbao to the rest of Bizkaia, as well as to many cities in Spain.


By road

Bizkaia has an efficient road network that makes it easy to drive around. Dual carriageway A-8 leads into the region from France and Galicia, while motorway A-1 brings you to Bizkaia from Madrid.


By train

Indalecio Prieto Abando Station is the gateway to the Bizkaia railway system. Mainline trains connect Bilbao to Madrid, Barcelona and other big cities in Spain. Three commuter rail lines (C1, C2 and C3) serve the connections between Bilbao and other points in Bizkaia.


By sea

The Port of Bilbao, in Santurtzi (15 kilometres from the city), offers services to 580 international ports. The Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry calls at port on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.



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