Tram and funicular, on rails in the city and the hills
The Bilbao tram runs through the city from Atxuri Station to La Casilla park. A single line with fourteen stops, it takes less than half an hour from start to finish, but it gives visitors a pretty clear idea of the town and its layout. Comfort and the environment are both cared for in this sustainable transport option, which runs past the Siete Calles del Casco Viejo (the “seven streets” of the historic quarter) and stops at essential sights like the Arriaga theatre, Euskalduna Palace, the Guggenheim Museum, San Mamés Stadium, and the fifteen Art Nouveau buildings of Basurto hospital.Or instead of horizontal rails, you can travel on sloping ones on the funicular railway which goes up to the top of Mount Artxanda. The reward will be some of the most impressive views of Bilbao as you travel approximately 800 metres, from Paseo Campo de Volantín Station, where you get on, to the summit, 226 metres above sea level. We recommend popping into one of the places serving traditional Basque cuisine, much frequented by the locals at weekends, to make the trip even more enjoyable.