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Last minute flights to Bilbao

Departure Mon, 04 Nov Return Mon, 11 Nov
STN London
SDR Santander
return from £30
Departure Thu, 24 Oct Return Sun, 27 Oct
SEN London
BIO Bilbao
return from £113
Departure Wed, 06 Nov Return Wed, 13 Nov
MAN Manchester
BIO Bilbao
return from £80
Departure Sun, 03 Nov Return Sun, 10 Nov
EDI Edinburgh
SDR Santander
return from £117
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Travelling to Bilbao

Bilbao Attractions

Bilbao might not win you over for its stunning beauty, but the city has an understated and quiet charm that is difficult to resist. It was founded by the Lord of Biscay, Don Diego Lopez de Haro V in 1300. The city evolved slowly, but at the height of the Spanish Empire era, it became an important financial and commercial hub. Recently, Bilbao went through a major urban renewal shifting from industries to tourism and services. The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum propelled the city to fame and today, the metropolis is known as a centre for culture and art.

Things to do in Bilbao

In addition to the plethora of museums and art galleries that abound in the city, Bilbao has several attractions to offer guests on business or pleasure. Amble through the charming old town, rave at museums or sample divine food. At night, enjoy a sumptuous meal and check out the action at the clubs. Holidaymakers on flights to Bilbao will agree at the end of their stay that a visit to the city was absolutely worth it.

When visiting Bilbao, be sure to:

  • Make you way to the spectacular Guggenheim Museum and explore the 20 galleries
  • Drop by at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao displaying contemporary works of art
  • Stroll along the Casco Viejo (Old Town) with its historic medieval streets and pretty cafes
  • Visit the Euskal Museoa Bilbao or Museo Vasco to learn about the culture and history of the city
  • Admire the archaeological artefacts that illustrate the development of Basque culture
  • Escape to the leafy Parque Doña Casilda de Iturrizar and leave the urban bustle behind
  • Go to the picturesque hilltop district of Begoña and visit the historic Basilica
  • See the Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao and immerse yourself in the world of seafaring
  • Shop for food and gourmet products at the Art Deco Mercado de la Ribiera
  • Treat yourself to a feast in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the city

Bilbao Airports

Bilbao Airport, designed by famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is the main airport serving the city. Although there are several international flights that leave from this hub, air traffic is mainly domestic. It features lounges, car rental, shops, restaurants and cash dispensing machines for the convenience of passengers.

  • Bilbao Airport

    Top Carriers

    The top carriers flying to Bilbao Airport are the following: Vueling, Air Europa and Lufthansa, which has been recognized as one of the Top 15 airlines in the world, according to eDreams Best Airlines study 2016.


    Bilbao Airport is located 12 km from the Biscay capital.


    There are several ways to travel to and from the airport. By bus, take Bizkaibus Line A3247 connecting the centre to the airport. At the airport, the Federacion Margen Derecha del Taxi offers a fleet of cabs at the arrivals area. If coming from town, Femade Radio Taxi provides 24-hour service for transfers to Bilbao Airport. It is also possible to rent a car with or without chauffeur.

  • Santander Airport (SDR)

    Top Carriers

    The major airlines operating within Santander Airport include: Iberia, Ryanair and Vueling.


    Santander Airport is situated just outside Santander city centre and can be reached in 15 minutes.

    Transportation options

    Santander Airport connects the city center via bus links, while direct connections to regional cities such as Bilbao, Gijón, Oviedo or Laredo are also available. In addition to bus connections, taxis from the airport to Santander city centre are also available, as our car hire services for those wishing to drive.

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