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1 hour 10 min
Alicante Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport

Transportation to Bilbao Airport from the City Center

Among the alternatives you can prefer to reach the airport from Bilbao city center are very easy and comfortable transportation options, especially buses and taxis. In Bilbao, if you want, you can also rent a car to get to the airport from the city center; in this way, you can also explore the surrounding area while driving the car between the city center and the airport.

The airport is only 13 kilometers away from Bilbao city center. Thanks to its close location to the center of the city, the prices of transportation alternatives between the airport and the city center are not too high. However, if you want to travel by a much more economical means of transportation, you can take the buses departing from the city center and from other places in the immediate vicinity of Bilbao.

If comfort and speed are your priorities instead of affordable prices for transportation, taking a taxi or the shuttle services provided by hotels would be a much more accurate decision in this sense. Renting a car in Bilbao is a great option that allows you to arrive at the airport from the city center as well as to explore the different parts of the city around Bilbao.

You just need to have a valid driver's license to rent a car in the city. It is also possible to reach many points in and around Bilbao by your own car. However, if you are going to drive the car, you will find it extremely helpful in the city to travel with a local guide or with the help of a navigator to get directions properly. You can also easily get a taxi at many points in the city center and take the advantage of taking a taxi on your journey to the airport.

Taxis in the city run with the taximeter system and generally there is no chance to bargain with the driver over taxi fare. However, the distances within the city are very close to each other. So, the taxi fare you need to pay is not very high.


Bilbao city center is 13 kilometers away from Bilbao Airport. The first alternative you can prefer is to take a bus, which is also the most economical transportation option in the city. You can reach the airport from Bilbao city center by bus for approximately 1.40 Euros.

If you want to get to the airport from the nearby places such as San Sebastian, Zarautz, Arrasate, Bergara and Eibar, you can consider transportation by bus as the first among your alternatives.

It is possible to reach the airport by taking the advantage of the buses running from early morning until night, even if their departure times vary during weekdays, weekends and holidays. The frequency of bus services varies depending on passenger density; the buses depart from Bilbao city center every 30 minutes and usually depart hourly from other central places in the city.

You can pay for the ticket in the bus and you need to make sure you have Euros with you. Although it is possible to pay for taxi in dollars, only euro is accepted for bus transportation.


You can also get to the airport from Bilbao city center by taxi. Moreover, taxis are one of the most preferred options in the city. Taxi stands out as the most convenient alternative in airport transportation, especially for foreign tourists visiting the city for the first time. The fact that the airport is located 13 kilometers away from the city center makes it possible for taxis to stand out as a generally affordable option.

You can also prefer to take a taxi as a shared car if there are other passengers going to the airport from the hotel where you stay in the city, and so you can decrease the taxi fare. However, please keep in mind that taxi drivers may charge a little more for taxi service if you want to take advantage of this option.

Rent a car

Among transportation alternatives, renting a car in and around Bilbao is a popular option preferred by passengers. In the city, there are the offices of a number of international car rental companies, mainly AVIS, Europcar and Hertz. You can choose the car you want by visiting one of these offices and you can continue your journey by the car you have rented in only a few minutes. If you book your car online, you can save time and choose from more rental car options.

Private Shuttle Services

One of the most comfortable and practical transportation option is the shuttle services provided by large hotels in the city. You can make a reservation in advance to take the advantage of the "pick-up" from the hotel and arrive at the airport terminal building in about 15 minutes. If your hotel does not provide such a service, you can also take advantage of the services provided by private shuttle companies. However, the taxis in the city are generally more economical and practical compared to shuttle services. Even so, if you are traveling with a crowded group, private shuttle services can be considered both as a comfortable and an economical option.

Limousine and Luxury Cars

You will have a chance to get to the airport from Bilbao city center by taking advantage of the luxury cars offered by limousine companies. Luxury cars and limousines serving in Bilbao can be provided by the hotels as well as other private companies providing this service independently. The fees for these vehicles are generally higher than taxis and public transportation such as bus. If you want to reach Bilbao Airport by luxury transfer vehicles, you can contact your hotel to make a reservation and you can reach the airport by the luxury car, which is almost as fast as taxi, by getting on the car in front of the hotel where you stay.

Airport Information

The airport is located 13 kilometers away from the city center in Bilbao, which is situated in the north of Spain and considered as one of the most important cities of the country. Bilbao Airport, which is one of the most important transportation hubs for the region in which Bilbao and its surroundings are located, has lounges specially designed for the passengers in the city, a big duty-free and other shopping stores where you can enjoy your time by doing shopping, and the restaurants where you can taste delicious Spanish cuisine and the delicacies from different parts of Europe.

There is also a private passenger lounge among the services and privileges you can take advantage of at Bilbao Airport. Here you can read your magazines and newspapers while relaxing in the extremely comfortable area provided for you, as well as you can enjoy the special food and beverage service prepared for you.

There are also special charging stations where you can charge your electronic devices and ATMs where you can make money transfers by carrying out your simple banking transactions in the airport terminal building.

You can also benefit from the baby care rooms specially designed for the parents traveling with children at Bilbao Airport. You can follow the signs at the airport or get information from the airport staff, especially if you want to take advantage of these rooms which make travels easier for families with young children. If you want to spend your time by looking at the books and magazines while waiting for your flight, you can find and buy Spanish and English publications at the airport's kiosks. You can also benefit from the city and country guides that you can find at the airport, as well as you can find out about Bilbao and other cities of Spain.

Sibarium Delicatessen, Derio Cafe and Pans & Company are among the places you can prefer to eat or drink at Bilbao Airport.

If you want to do shopping and buy some souvenirs, you can also take a glance at Las Lilas, which is one of the stores you can visit at the airport.

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

Transportation to Alicante City Center from Airport

There are many alternatives for travelling to the city center from Alicante Airport. You can rent a car at the airport or get on a taxi. Benefitting from the airport shuttle service of your hotel is another option. Those who prefer using a means of public transportation can get on a bus.


There are taxis waiting for their passengers daylong outside the baggage claim area. Travelling to the city center from Alicante Airport by taxi costs about 20 Euro.

Car Rental    

Centauro, Hertz, Goldcar, Sixt, Record Go, Europcar and Avis car rental companies have their offices at Alicante Airport. You should drive southward on the road N332 to reach Alicante city center from the airport. This road is quite enjoyable since it offers a fantastic sea view during the travel. If you don’t want to use the car yourself or you don’t have an international driver's license, you can rent a car with a driver from AeroCity which you find on the first floor of the airport.


Yellow C-6 buses, which depart from the airport every 20 minutes, pass through all important points of the city including the central railway station. The buses operate from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm. One-way ticket price is 3.85 Euro and you can buy the ticket from the driver. Those travelling to Elche and Torrellano region can get on the bus route 1A and passengers going to Arenales del Sol region can get on the bus route 1B. Ticket price of these routes are 1.50 Euro. Passengers travelling to more distant regions can use the green Intercity bus routes.

Hotel Shuttle

There are many accommodation centers in Alicante and most of them offer shuttle service for their guests. You can benefit from this service by making a reservation in advance. You should keep in mind that hotels demand extra amount for this service.

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017

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Which airports can I use for Bilbao-Alicante flights?

For Bilbao-Alicante flights, you can use Bilbao Airport as departure airport, and Alicante Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Bilbao-Alicante and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Bilbao-Alicante is 583 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour 10 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Bilbao-Alicante flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Bilbao-Alicante flights is Wednesday.

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