To travel to Bilbao, there are five possibilities: by plane, by bus, by train and on foot. We recommend those planning to come to make their travel reservations as soon as possible.
The Bilbao Airport (IATA code: BIO) has regular connections with the major airports of Spain and Europe.
More concretely, it has daily flights with cities throughout Spain, such as Barcelona, Málaga, Madrid, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santiago de Compostela, and Sevilla. Additionally, it has daily connections with some of the leading international airports in Europe, such as Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris.
The bus station of Bilbao, Bilbao Intermodal, offers bus connections with multiple cities of the Iberian peninsula. In particular, it has daily links to nearby towns, such as Logroño, Santander, Oviedo, Pamplona, San Sebastian and Vitoria, as well as farther away cities, such as Barcelona, Burdeos, Burgos, Lisboa, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Zaragoza.
Bilbao has a train station, the Abando Train Station, that has long-distance connections to cities throughout Spain, such as A Coruña, Barcelona, Burgos, León, Logroño, Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Salamanca, Segovia, Valladolid, Vigo and Zaragoza. Because of this, traveling to Bilbao by train is a viable alternative for those who prefer this transportation.
Additionally, Bilbao is connected to the French railway network. Using the Basque railway network, Euskotren, one can arrive at the train station of Hendaye and, from there, access the French and European rail networks.
Like other cities, Bilbao is accessible by car for those who want to travel by car. Since Bilbao has several parking options, traveling by car is entirely viable. Among the parking options, we note that Bilbao Intermodal, situated at the entrance of Bilbao, has more than 500 parking slots for around 15€ per night and is well-connected with the rest of the city through bus and metro.
If you are bilbaine (as bilbaines are born wherever they want, this might be a possibility), you can come to Bilbao on foot—either from Santurtzi or from Hong Kong—, but we don't recommend this option for those who are not so, since they don't know the routes on foot indicated in the world map of Bilbao.