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Autonomous region:
Basque Country

Vizcaya - Bizkaia


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Vizcaya is connected by means of one of the best motorway networks (toll and free) in the whole country, and Bilbao is the communications hub for the north of the Iberian Peninsula.      

By car

The AP-8 motorway goes to Donostia/San Sebastián and Irún, and from there continues on to Bordeaux and Paris, or Toulouse and Montpellier. The AP-68, which runs through the Ebro Valley, goes to Barcelona and joins the AP-7, which runs down the Mediterranean coast. The AP-68 also goes straight to Burgos, and from there to Madrid, Valladolid and Portugal.

By air

Situated some 12 kilometres outside the city centre, the international airport of Bilbao is considered the air transport hub of the north of the peninsula, and is connected to the main cities in the country, as well as to all major European destinations. The airport is linked to the city by bus number A3247, which runs from the Termibus station and stops at Plaza Moyúa square, at Gran Vía 79 and at Alameda Rekalde 11. It runs between 6:15 am and midnight towards Bilbao, and between 5:20 am and 10 pm to the airport. It has a frequency of every 20 minutes in summer and 30 minutes in winter.

The taxi fare from the airport to Bilbao is about €24.

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By bus

From the Termibus bus station, located in the heart of the city centre, there are a number of different bus companies that provide regional, national and international services. There are direct connections with Bilbao and San Sebastián.

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By train

Finally, inter-city RENFE trains depart daily from the Bilbao-Abando station to Madrid and Barcelona, and have direct connections to regions such as Castile-León, La Rioja and Aragon. Renfe Spain Pass

This pass offers the chance to travel around Spain for all non-residents. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 journeys.

More information: Renfe Spain Pass

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By sea

A regular ferry line –the Cap Finistère– arrives at the port of Santurtzi from England. Twice a week it carries people and vehicles from the city of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. The port can be reached by city bus from Plaza Jado square on the C-1 suburban train line and by road on the AP-8 motorway. Cruises
Getxo, only ten kilometres from the centre of Bilbao, is the port where the MSC Cruceros, Iberocruceros and Pullmantur lines board and disembark.

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