Address: 48180 Loiu, Bizkaia, Spain
IATA airport code: BIO
ICAO airport code: LEBB
Alias: Loiu Airport
Bilbao Airport is located north of Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country and the capital of Biscay province. The modern terminal is a design by architect Santiago Calatrava and has the shape of a pigeon (La Paloma). Bilbao Airport is also widely used by travelers who have Donostia-San Sebastián as their final destination. San Sebastian has an airport, but this airport is hardly used. In 2016, San Sebastian, together with Wroclaw, was the cultural capital of Europe in Poland.
Public transportation – Bus (Bilbao)
At least three times an hour a bus leaves in the direction of the city and Bilbao Airport, this is Bizkaibus line A3247. The bus takes about 25 minutes from the airport to Bilbao Termibus, the stops Alameda Recalde 14, Moyúa Plaza and Gran Vía 74 are located in the center of the city (Abando). Bilbao Termibus bus station is located in the west of the city, a short distance from the new Athletic Bilbao football stadium and San Mamés metro station. The price of a ticket is € 3.00 per person, available for purchase from the bus driver and the ticket window in the public area of the terminal. A bus runs to and from the airport every 15 minutes. The first bus from the city leaves around 5.15 a.m. More info can be found here, website Bizkaibus (Líneas especiales – Aeropuerto).
How much is the taxi fare to and from Bilbao and San Sebastian?
Taxi drivers take you to Bilbao in 15 minutes for an average of € 25. A taxi to San Sebastian is much more expensive, you have to take into account a price of € 170.
What car rental companies are present at Bilbao Airport?
You can rent a car from Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Sixt at the airport.