Spain’s province Biscay’s municipality capital; Bilbao is the tenth largest city in Spain. There are a number of ways to get to and around the city including; Air travel, road travel and train travel.
Air travel to Bilbao takes one to the Bilbao airport known as the BIO airport. The exquisitely beautiful contemporary airport serves over three million passengers on an annual basis. The airport is estimated at a distance of seven miles or twelve kilometers from Bilbao city. The airport serves various European destination bound airlines. Some of the European countries that are accessible through the Bilbao airport include; Europe’s third largest island-Ireland, the Spanish archipelago-Canary Islands and England. The airport also serves airlines traveling to other significant Spain airports.
Getting from the airport into the city can be through a hired car. The hired cars have proved to be the most popular choice to get around the city and to areas outside the city. Some of the car hire companies, which can be found at the Bilbao airport include international car hire company Europcar, Avis car rental company and Hertz rent-a-car company.
Another way to get from the airport and around the city is by bus. To the south West side of Bilbao city is where the main bus terminus, known as Termibús, can be found. The bus terminus is located on a vast area found between Luis Brinas area and Gurtubay area of the city. The city’s coaches and buses that travel long distances are based at the Termibús bus station. The buses operate to the Spain cities of Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, Santanda, Victoria and Madrid on a regular basis. Located along the Calle Sendeja, Bilbao’s Bizkaiabus station operates buses that are bound within Bilbao and other province bound buses. The Bizkaiabus station is operates buses from the airport to Bilbao’s new town, Ensanche.
The RENFE station, known as Estación de Abando to the locals, is Bilbao’s main train station. The Plaza circular houses the Bilbao RENFE train station. The station serves trains going to a number of Spain cities and other locations within Spain. Some of the locations served by the train include Barcelona, Valladolid, Burgos and Madrid. The Concordia train station in Bilbao operates FEVE trains traveling to Asturias area and Cantabria situated to the west side of the city. Bilbao’s Estación Atxuri station is located on the South East side of Casco viejo also known as Bilbao old quarter.
Bilbao’s subway trains travel to the city’s coastline located on the northern side. The subway trains make a number of stops along the way and are the fastest way to get to Bilbao’s beaches. The subway trains also serve the bus station and get into the city center.
Other transport modes available within the city are trams, boats and taxis. Ferries traveling to England’s Portsmouth leave Bilbao’s Santurtzi twice in a week. The ferries are located fourteen kilometers or nine miles from Bilbao’s center and to the North West side of the city. The ferries apply charges to the individuals traveling with them and the vehicles traveling on them.