Bilbao is a city that is growing in popularity and we can therefore safely say that Bilbao is booming. There are plenty of sights and nice places that you can visit. But how do you get from point A to point B? In this article you will find Bilbao travel information such as what options are available for transport, but also how you can view the sights in a fun way.
Bilbao travel information: driving, cycling, sailing
In Bilbao you have plenty of choice when it comes to transport options. You even have special buses and boats specifically designed to show you the beautiful spots of the city. You drive or sail past the tourist attractions. The nice thing about this is that you don’t have to do anything yourself, you can just sit and relax. With our Bilbao travel information you’ll know how to move from A to B, but also the nicest ways to admire the tourist attractions during your trip to this nice city.
Indispensable in a big city is a large bus network. Traveling by bus is very convenient and with such a large bus network as the one in Bilbao, there is always a bus stop near your destination. Buses in Spain are quite cheap, you pay €1.25 per ride. It doesn’t matter whether you are in the bus for half an hour or 5 minutes. The price is always the same no matter what the distance is.
The metro is just like the bus, quite cheap in Spain. A single ticket with the metro costs around €1. Prices vary between €0.90 and €1.20 per zone. Bilbao consists of five zones, A, B.0, B.1, B.2 and C. If you travel between the same zone, the price will be €0.90. If you travel between A and C the price will be €1.20 because this distance is longer. In Bilbao they use the Barik, this is a public transport card that you can use for the bus and metro. These cards can be obtained from vending machines at various sales points where you pay €3. The card is not linked to your personal information and you can travel with multiple people on one card, super handy and cheap as well. It’s even easier to travel with a map of the metro lines. You can find the map here.
It’s also possible to cycle in Bilbao. And if you want to be active during your trip, then traveling by bicycle is a great option. There are many companies where you can hire a bicycle for a couple of hours. If you don’t know where you should cycle to, or how to get to your destination, then there’s also a great solution for you: bike tour organizations. You cycle together with a guide and they will guide you to the best sights in the city.
Of course you also have the possibility to be transported by taxi. The ideal thing about a taxi is that you are dropped off exactly where you need to be. The taxi is a more expensive means of transport than the bus or metro, but in Spain, compared to other European cities, a taxi is relatively cheap. The starting price in Bilbao is €4 and per kilometer you pay between €0.75 and €1.50, this varies per taxi company and time. You can get a taxi at many different places.
Do you want to relax and not worry about anything else? Then you should definitely make a trip with a bilboat. With a bilboat you sail over the river and you can admire the sights from the water. You can choose a trip of 1 or 2 hours.
If you want to see more of Spain than only Bilbao, then the train is the perfect option to travel to different cities. There are many trains to different places. For example: a trip to San Sebastian would be a good choice!
Hop on- Hop-off bus
A well-known phenomenon is the tourist bus that you see in many big cities. Often red in color, you’ve probably seen them. What is really fantastic about this bus is what is also in the name: you can get on and off at different places. So do you see something that you really want to see up close? Then you can hop off and get back on, on the next bus. We find this a very good initiative!
With this Bilbao travel information you can easily drive, cycle and sail through the city. Do you also want an overview of which sights are worth a visit in advance? Then read our blog of things to do in Bilbao.