Bilbao Airport Guide (BIO)

Airport info
Code: BIO
Bilbao, Biscay 48180, Spain

Bilbao Airport is located approximately 11km (6.5 miles) north of Bilbao city centre.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +34
+34 91 321 1000

Bilbao Airport serves the capital of Spain’s Biscay province,  Bilbao, in the country’s Basque region. It is known for its distinctive main terminal, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava. Our guide to the airport is a useful resource for travellers, with information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


Information points are located on the first floor on the baggage reclaim hall and the third floor in the check-in hall.

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Driving directions

From central Bilbao, head north on Artxanda-Salbe Tunela and at the junction take a right onto N-637 towards Aireportua. From here, take the exit onto the BI-631, and finally, take exit 11 for N-633; this road leads to the airport terminal. The total drive time from central Bilbao to the airport is approximately 10 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Bizkaibus (tel: +34 902 222 265; operates service A3247 between the airport and the city centre. Buses depart every 30 minutes and a single-trip ticket is €1.45. Other routes run from the airport to San Sebastián, Zarautz, Arrasate, Bergara and Elbar.

Taxi: Metered taxis are readily available outside the terminal on the first floor. Journey time into the city is about 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions, and a minimum charge of 5.87 - €6.45 applies.

Terminal facilities


There are ATMs available in the departures and arrivals halls.


Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout Bilbao Airport. A post box is available on the third floor of the check-in area.


There are two full-service restaurants in the departures area, along with a Burger King. A restaurant in the arrivals area serves prepared salads and snacks.


There is a large shopping centre in Departures, offering duty-free goods to passengers leaving the EU.


A lost property office (tel: +34 944 869 801) is situated in the baggage reclaim area. Luggage trolleys are provided, and a baggage wrapping service is also available. Left luggage services are not available at the airport.


There is a children’s play area in the arrivals hall on the first floor.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no meeting rooms in the airport, but the Bilbao VIP lounge offers PCs and basic business facilities. Conference facilities are offered by some nearby hotels.

Disabled facilities

The terminal is fully wheelchair-accessible, and pre-arranged assistance is available for all aspects of the airport’s service.

Car parking

Short-stay parking lots are located past the departures and arrivals area. The main car park is about 100m (328ft) away from the terminal and connects to the main building through a tunnel. The long-stay car park is also very close to the terminal, and is also linked by a covered walkway.

Car rental

Car hire companies: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are represented at the airport. Desks are located in the parking area opposite the terminal.


There is one hotel very close to Bilbao Airport, while several others, mainly smaller establishments, are located in the near vicinity. Other choices are available in the centre of Bilbao, roughly 15 minutes away by taxi.

Hotel Artetxe

+34 944 747 780

A little further from the airport on the way into Bilbao, this attractive rural property is perched on a hill overlooking the city. It has various room options, including two apartments. Airport pickup services are available upon request.

Berrizbidea 112, 48015, Bilbao, Spain

Hotel Seminario

+34 944 659 700

Also close to the airport, the Hotel Seminario is aimed primarily at customers travelling for business and meetings. It has a restaurant, café and multiple sporting facilities, including a small golf course and gymnasium.

c/Larrauri No. 1, 48160, Derio, Spain

Hotel Urban Loiu

+34 944 535 038

This accommodation is located just a five-minute drive from the airport. It offers a quality restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

Lastexte Kalea 24, 48180, Loiu, Spain

Holiday Inn Express

+34 944 868 240

A standard offering from the popular international chain, this hotel operates a regular shuttle service to and from the terminal. There is an on-site business centre, two meeting rooms and a bar. A restaurant is located adjacent to the property. A business centre, meeting rooms, and dining options are available at the hotel.

Zarandoa Kalea 5, Derio, 48160, Vizcaya, Spain
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