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All set to roam the world? Hoping to kick off your adventure in Bilbao? Just a few of the 22 air carriers that fly here include:
Bilbao is serviced by one airport. You'll be stepping off the plane at Bilbao Airport (BIO), which is 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the downtown area.Where to stay in Bilbao
With 98 superb properties in Bilbao, your options are many and varied. But don't drag your feet. The sooner you book, the sooner you can start counting down the days until your adventure!
Your vacation is here! It's the best time to treat yourself to life's little luxuries. Spend a couple of nights at the Abando or the Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia and enjoy outstanding service and a decadent room. If you're simply after a cosy space to get some sleep, don't stress! There are options for you too. The Iturrienea Ostatua and the Hotel Bilbao Jardines are some pocket-friendly alternatives.
There's nothing quite like the experience of seeing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for the very first time. So, if you're heading to Bilbao, be sure to put this world-renowned icon right at the top of your must-do list.
After a few sightseeing suggestions? Don't leave this bustling city without spending some time at Santiago Cathedral and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
Don't miss the chance to explore Plaza Moyua, a piazza which has helped shape the social, cultural and economic life here. Seeking some more ideas? Maritime Museum provides visitors with an opportunity to dive head first into this region's rich and enduring marine history. But there's more. Don't pass up the opportunity to walk around Plaza Nueva, a public square which has played a part in the economic, cultural and social life here.How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Bilbao
These practical tips and pointers about airport security procedures will save you a lot of time and energy on your journey to Bilbao:
For a vacation that gives you the best of Spain, but with a unique twist, take a trip to the Basque Country, located on the Bay of Biscay, right next to the French border. Flights to Bilbao will give you access to this autonomous region in northern Spain that is distinctly Spanish while retaining its own strong identity. You'll fly into Bilbao Airport (BIO), just nine miles north of this city of wonderful contrasts between Spanish and Basque, and the old and the new.
Staying in a hotel near Bilbao Airport is ideal if you want to have access to both the city and the nearby coast, and the traffic around the airport is lighter than in the city itself. There are several major car rental companies with counters at the airport, so getting hold of a ride is easy. If you'll be spending your time exploring the attractions within the city, you can get there by taxi or shuttle. Taxis can be hailed in front of the terminal building, or booked in advance online. There's a regular shuttle that runs every half hour from early morning until late at night, directly to the heart of Bilbao at Federico Moyúa Plaza. One of the highlights of the city is the Guggenheim Museum, a treasure trove of modern art. For older and local pieces, head to the Fine Arts Museum. Ask at your hotel in Bilbao for deals on combined tickets to Bilbao museums and public transport. The Old Town, Casco Viejo, is a showcase of Basque architecture and tradition, and is full of great bars and restaurants. You can't visit Bilbao without sampling some pintxos, small dishes of bread topped with cheese, meat, or seafood.
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