Getting around Bilbao

Bilbao

Explore the transport options in Bilbao

The compactness of the city undoubtedly enhances the charm of Bilbao. Moving around is not only easy and simple but also a comfortable and pleasant experience thanks to the modern and sustainable transport network. One of the best underground systems in the world, frequent buses, trains and trams compose the widely recognised transport offer, connecting the key areas of Bilbao with the coast and the further outskirts.

Its size encourages pedestrians to walk around or even bike while they commute, enjoying the sight of different buildings and landscape of the city.

Metro Bilbao

Designed by architect Norman Foster, it has become a symbol of the city because of its accessibility, effectiveness, impeccable design and its characteristic ‘fosteritos’, the glass canopies over station entrances. Its three lines are not only the fastest way of moving around the city, but they also reach beaches and very charming towns in the metropolitan area.

Operating from 6:00 to 23:00, there are services with frequencies of six minutes or less at peak times during the day. On Sundays and holidays there are ten minutes between services. A night service is also provided on Fridays until 2:00 and all night on Saturdays.

Closest metro station to the venue: San Mamés (exit: Sabino Arana)

Tranvía

This means of transport, which connects Atxuri station with La Casilla, provides a pleasant journey that borders the medieval streets of the Old Quarter, passing by the Ensanche (expansion area) of the city and running parallel to the river estuary and some of its most representative buildings.

Closest tramway stop to the venue: Euskalduna

City buses

Bilbobus, the urban bus network in the city, passes through all neighbourhoods and most units are adapted for people with reduced mobility. It consists of 35 lines, which run from 6:00-7:00 in the morning until 22:00-23:00 at night. Frequency of services varies from 10 to 30 minutes.

There are also eight night buses or ‘Gautxori’ services, which run every half-hour, from 23:00 until 2:00-2:30 on Fridays and all night on Saturdays.

Closest bus stop to the venue: :

  • City lines: 28, 56, 62 y A3.
  • Stop: Jesusen Bihotza, n.º 1.

Bicycle

Bilbao has a network of cycling routes that facilitate to move around in the city with the main objective of developing sustainable, practical, and rapid transport system for the daily use. Check with your hotel reception desk for information on companies that offer temporary bike rental for visitors.