The largest city in Basque Country, the city of Bilbao is also an excellent place to use as a flight hub. Discover why by using Skyscanner’s search tools to browse the destinations on offer from Bilbao – just type ‘everywhere’ into the terminus bar.
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Finding flights from the Bilbao Airport (BIO)
The main functioning airport serving the residents and visitors of Bilbao, is the Bilbao Airport (BIO), an important hub for the Basque region of Spain. The airport is a handy distance of 11km from the centre of town, and you can get to the terminals by taking a bus, or catching a cab.
In terms of destinations, you can fly to over 25 cities on non-stop flights from this airport, and these are to popular hubs all over Europe.
Iberia is the flag-carrying airline for Spain, and is the main domestic and international airline for the country. However, you can also find flights with Vueling, Air Europa, Lufthansa, easyJet, TAP Portugal, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Air France, KLM, and Norwegian Air.
Popular destinations from Bilbao Airport
In around an hour you can visit some of Spain’s most celebrated cities, like its vibrant capital Madrid (MAD), or the Gothic Catalan city of Barcelona (BCN). If a city break isn’t what you’re looking for, fly to Majorca (PMI) and discover why the Balearic Islands are considered to be the jewels of the Spanish nation.
Short-haul flights, consisting of about two to six hours can mean exploring the labyrinthine pathways of Istanbul (IST), a city that has long been vaunted as the crossroads between the East and the West. Munich (MUC) in Germany is another option, a city renowned for its impressive architecture, its Old Town, and romantic Bavarian countryside surrounds.
If you would like to see cities outside of Europe, you will need to connect to a larger hub. From Bilbao, the easiest connection would be through Madrid, where you can secure flights to cities in North America, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and even more European hubs.
For instance, you can explore the sultry streets of Buenos Aires (EZE), where you can see the influence of Spain and France in its architecture, tour the museums that display contemporary and indigenous art, and plan a trip out to the storied plains of Patagonia.
Please note that information is correct as of January 2017
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