Bilbao Airport (BIO)
(Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain)
Gateway to the Spanish Basque region and conveniently located just 12 km / 7 miles north of the Biscay capital, Bilbao Airport (BIO) is a modern architectural masterpiece, symbolising the growing prosperity and popularity of the surrounding region. Serving over four million passengers each year, Bilbao Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Spain and a key tourism and commercial hub for the north of the country.
Bilbao Airport has convenient links to main cities in the UK, Ireland and the EU, as well as plenty of flights to destination within Spain and to the Canary Islands. The departures area features 36 check-in desks, which are shaped in a fan arrangement and close to the spacious shopping area and a nearby lengthy glass corridor.
Bilbao Airport has an excellent network of highways surrounding it, with the A-8 and the AP-68 combining to offer fast and easy access to all parts of Spain and the nearby south-west of France. Bilbao is just 12 km / 7 miles away and can be reached in under 20 minutes, being close to Pamplona, San Sebastian, Sandtander and Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Airport ground transportation options include public bus (Bizkaibus linea 3247), commercial shuttles and taxi cabs. A more popular way to travel into Bilbao is to rent a car from one of the four reliable car hire companies operating from the airport.
Two VIP lounges offer limited telecommunication and business facilities, while the Baggage Claim Hall has tourist operators and car hire counters, featuring leading companies such as Avis, Europcar and Hertz. Car parking facilities at Bilbao Airport include the small Express Parking Lot and the General Parking Lot, with around 3,000 short-term and long-term spaces.
About Bilbao Tourism
Bilbao has an extensive history, with its strategic location having made it a prime target in times of war. Recently, more known for its industries than its tourist attractions, Bilbao has successfully reinvented itself and has revitalised its heritage sites, downtown districts and art venues. The Old Quarter (Casco Viejo) of Bilbao is particularly impressive and known for its winding alleyways and street entertainment, with bars and restaurants being plentiful around the district's seven streets (siete calles) area and the Plaza Nueva.
Close to Bilbao Airport (BIO), city highlights include the old Jesuit Universidade de Deusto, the modern Museo Guggenheim and the churches of Catedral de Santiago and San Nicolas de Bari. In the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, visitors can discover charming villages, seeming lost in time, as well as breathtaking panoramas and some of Europe's last remaining wilderness areas.
Bilbao Airport (BIO):|
|Address: 48180 Loiu / Vizcaya, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain|
|Airport Code: BIO
Tel: +34 944 869 664
Fax: +34 944 869 726