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Bilbao, Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain

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There are ATMs available both in Departures and Arrivals.


Public telephones are located at various points in the terminal. Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the airport, the first 15 minutes is free. Post boxes are available in check-in and Arrivals.


There is a full-service restaurant in Departures, along with a fast food outlet offering Mediterranean-style snacks. In the boarding area, there is a self-service cafeteria, and there is another café in the public zone.


There is a large shopping centre in Departures, offering duty-free goods to passengers leaving the EU. Additionally there is a women’s fashion outlet, a delicatessen selling regional foods, and a choice of newsagents and bookstores.


Left luggage is not available. A lost property office is situated in the check-in area, and trolleys are provided, along with a baggage wrapping service.


There is a children’s play area in Departures.

Conference & Business

There are no meeting rooms in the airport, but the Iberia VIP lounge offers PCs and basic business facilities. Conference facilities are offered by some nearby hotels, including the Holiday Inn Express (tel: 944 868 240; www.hiebilbao.com), which is just 500m (550 yards) from the terminal building.

A little further away is the Hotel Seminario (tel: 944 659 700; www.hotelseminariobilbao.com), which has more extensive meeting facilities.

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    The terminal is fully wheelchair-accessible, and pre-arranged assistance is available for all aspects of the airport’s service (tel: 902 404 704 or +34 913 211 000 from outside Spain). A wheelchair drop-off/pick-up space is provided outside the terminal entrance.

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    Airport code: BIO

    Number of Terminals: 1


    Information points are located in the check in hall and in baggage reclaim.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    Bilbao boasts a world-class transport system with tram, metro and buses. The metro (www.metrobilbao.com) covers most of the city’s key areas. The impressive tram system stretches through the Basque Country with intercity routes and is inexpensive (www.euskotren.es). Opt for the Bilbao Card, which serves as a pass for all transports and offers a discount to the city’s museums.


    A compact city with excellent public transport, Bilbao will give little cause for ordering a taxi. If it’s too hot to walk, however, they’re easily hailed in the street. Book in advance through Radio Taxi (tel: 94 444 8888).


    Hotels in Bilbao


    Fast evolving as a city destination over the last decade, Bilbao’s hotel list has increased, with many attempting to harness the city’s new artistic vigour.

    And yet its striking new luxury hotels and boutiques generally offer great value for money.

    Silken Grand Hotel Domine Bilbao

    Mazarredo Zumarkalea 6
    48009 Bilbao
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    Category: Expensive

    Ideally located opposite the Guggenheim, the 145-room hotel is one of the Silken chain’s flagships, with a selection of 20th-century furniture on display in homage to the museum.


    Alameda Mazarredo 77
    48009 Bilbao
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    Category: Expensive

    Opened by Spanish fashion designer Antonio Miró, this minimalist hotels overlooks Abandoibarra Park and boasts a great cocktail bar.


    Plaza Federico Moyúa 2
    48009 Bilbao
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    Category: Moderate

    Set in a neoclassical house built in 1919, the Carlton is a throwback to a classy past with marble floors, chandeliers and an impressive atrium.

    Hesperia Bilbao

    Campo Volantin 28
    48005 Bilbao
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    Category: Cheap

    A boutique property overlooking the river and built in 2005, Hesperia is bright, colourful and fun.