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Bilbao Airport is an international airport of the tenth largest city in Spain. It's situated 9 km from the downtown area. By the end of 2018, Bilbao Airport had over 5.5 million passengers.


48180 Loiu, Biscay, Spain

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Minimum Connection Time in Bilbao Airport

The most important factor to know when a route has a connecting flight is the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in the airport. It's advisable to look this up before booking a flight. When claiming for compensation for a missed connection, a passenger should know the MCT. Below you can see the MCT for connecting flights in Bilbao Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 45 min.
  • Between international flights: 45 min.

Bilbao Airport terminal

Airport terminals are the sections or separate buildings which enable passengers to travel between ground transport and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from an aircraft. It's very important to know which terminal you are leaving from or transferring through due to the fact that travellers may require some extra time to get to the right one, especially in bigger airports. In Bilbao Airport there is 1 Terminal.

Terminal 1 – Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, SWISS Airlines and others

Getting from Bilbao Airport to city centre

When it is the first time travelling to a destination, it may be a challenge to know the best way to reach the city centre. Public transport is not always operating right at the airport and taxis can be pricey. It is recommended to check all transport options ahead of travelling so you can prepare for your trip appropriately. Updated information and connections of public transport are shown here.

Bilbao Airport bus

  • Line A3247
    Direction: Termibus (2877)
    Travel time (approx.): 21 min.
    Operating hours: 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM, daily
  • Pesa
    Direction: Zarautz and San Sebastián
    Operating hours: Mon-Fri: 07:45 AM - 11:45 PM

Bilbao Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.): 20 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 25 EUR

Where to have a rest in Bilbao Airport

On occasion you might have a prolonged wait between flights, for instance, an overnight layover or a flight delay until the following day. When this happens, it is essential for passengers to be familiar with where they can unwind and spend their time between flights.

Bilbao Airport lounge

Airport lounges are places that provide passengers with a range of benefits and services, such as relaxation spaces, food and beverages, WIFI, showers, etc., so passengers can wait in a pleasant and comfortable environment.

  • Bilbao VIP Lounge
    Location: Level 2, Boarding area
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
    Price: 34 EUR

Hotels near Bilbao Airport

If your flight leaves the following day or the lounges are not so relaxing, you can opt for staying in a nearby hotel. Whereas some hotels are within in the airport building, with others, travellers may need to leave the airport to reach a nearby hotel. We have selected the best options for you in the event you choose to stay in a hotel between flights.

  • New Bilbao Airport Hotel
    Price: from 72 EUR per night
    Address: Zārāndoā Kalea, 39, 48160 Derio, Bizkaia, Spain
    Contact: +34 944 542 562
    Website: click
  • Holiday Inn Express Bilbao Hotel
    Price: from 89 EUR per night
    Address: Zārāndoā Kalea, 5, 48160 Derio, Bizkaia, Spain
    Contact: +34 944 868 240
    Website: click
  • Urban Loiu Hotel
    Price: from 61 EUR per night
    Address: Lastetxe Kalea, 24, 48180 Zabaloetxe, Bizkaia, Spain
    Contact: +34 944 535 038
    Website: click

Bilbao Airport cafes & restaurants

The last thing you need during your trip is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whatever you are looking for, whether it is a snack for the plane, a spot for coffee before an early flight, or a place to take a rest and sit down during a layover, we have a selection of choices to suit your needs. Go here to find a full description of places to eat in Bilbao Airport.

  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • MasQMenos
    Description: tapas, snacks, salads, pork products, beers and wines
    Location: Arrivals, Level 1
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • Santa Gloria
    Description: breads and pastries
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 09:30 PM, daily
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Yandiola
    Description: fusion cuisine
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 12:00 PM - 04:30 PM, daily
  • Exploring the World from Bilbao
    Description: world and local cuisine restaurant
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 10:30 PM, daily

Bilbao Airport shopping

If you leave your souvenir buying to the last possible minute, or you merely have time to spend before the flight, it's a good idea to visit the airport shops. To find the ideal shops for your needs, have a look at the guide below. Go here to discover a full description of shops.

  • Bilbao
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:30 PM, daily
  • Hub Convenience
    Description: magazines and newspapers, sweets, snacks, drinks, and gifts
    Location: Departures, Level 3, public area
  • El Market
    Description: souvenirs
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 08:30 PM, daily
  • Sunglass Hut
    Description: sunglasses shop
    Location: Departures, Level 3
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Enrique Tomás
    Description: Iberian ham shop
    Location: Departures, Level 3

Bilbao Airport car rental

Some places are worth seeing by car, or it might essential for your trip to drive. To help you to choose the best car rental company for your journey, we have provided a list below.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Sat-Sun: 07:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Contact: +34 944 530 931
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 11:30 PM, Sat-Sun: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Contact: +34 944 533 340
  • Sixt
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +34 871 180 192
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 11:30 PM, Sat-Sun: 07:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Contact: +34 902 101 780
  • Alamo
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 11:30 PM, daily
    Contact: +34 944 533 340

Other Bilbao Airport facilities you might need

The list below shows some other important services you could need during your time in the airport.

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