Bilbao riverbank on sunny day, spain

Flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Bilbao (BIO)

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Visiting from Bangkok to Bilbao

Bilbao buildings and town

Bilbao is the capital city of the Basque country region and an interesting place to visit. It's also known as The City of the Guggenheim, as this is where the original museum was built, so be sure to spend time exploring the artworks and exhibitions. The old town, full of charming streets and bars offering pintxos, is a delightful way to spend a day tasting the local Basque cuisine. Other places not to be missed are the La Ribera market, the famous Zubizuri (Basque for "white bridge) and take in the city’s variety of architecture, ranging from gothic, art deco to contemporary. It’s a lively Spanish city to visit, with plenty to experience.

When to visit

The largest city in the Basque Country of Spain, Bilbao is a spectacular destination that experiences a slightly unique temperate oceanic climate as compared to the rest of Spain, owing to its hilly location. This means that weather in Bilbao tends to be on the cooler side, even during the summer. The summer season from June to mid-September is the best time to visit the city with warm weather averaging between 20 and 30°C. It’s a lovely time to enjoy the outdoors and dine alfresco.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Bilbao Airport (BIO).Opens in a new tab or window It is the main international gateway to Bilbao and the largest and busiest airport in the Basque Country in Spain. The airport is located 12 km north of Bilbao. 

Arriving in Bilbao

When your flight arrives in Bilbao, you’ll be welcomed by the staff the airport to get your visit off to the right start. 

Getting into Bilbao from Bilbao Airport  

Getting into Bilbao is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from public transport, taxi, hotel shuttle, private transfer or car rental. The taxi rank is located in front of the passenger terminal building on level 1. The taxi journey from Bilbao Airport to the city centre takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes, depending on traffic. The airport has three intercity bus lines that connect the airport with the main destinations in the region. Bus line A3247 connects the airport with the main bus station in Bilbo and the trip time takes between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on the traffic. It's possible to organise a private transfer for door-to-door service or check with your hotel to organise a shuttle. If you wish to rent a car, car rental companies are available at the airport, and you can choose one that suits your needs to explore Bilbao and the Basque country region.

Getting around Bilbao

There are plenty of transport options available in Bilbao and some of the best ways to see the city centre are walking, bus, tram, metro, boat, taxis, or join a tour. Walking is a good way to wander through the historic quarter as you can stop as often as you like at the shops and many pintxo bars. The Bilbao tram runs through the city from Atxuri Station to La Casilla park and is an easy way to see the city sights. The metro is an efficient way to travel with frequent services or the urban bus network in the city, passes through all neighbourhoods to get you to where you want to go. If travelling on the tram, bus or metro, its best to buy a Bilbao Bizkaia Card. The funicular railway, which goes up to the top of Mount Artxanda, where you can take in the most impressive views of Bilbao and dine at one the places serving traditional Basque cuisine. For a different way to see the city, take a boat trip on the Nervión estuary. Taxis operate throughout the city or you may like to hire a car or join a tour.

Departure information

Fly from Bangkok 

We want your trip from Bangkok to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.         

What is the main airport called? 

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).Opens in a new tab or window Meaning golden land. Also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport. It’s the international arrival point in Thailand and a major transfer hub for Southeast Asia. Bangkok International Airport is located approximately 26km outside of town.

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All passengers flying from Bangkok are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

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