There are several ways to reach the city of Bilbao, in Spain's Basque Country. Located on the banks of the Nervión, you can plan to arrive by boat, as well as by plane or ground transport such as bus, train, or car. Reserve a car hire in Bilbao for convenient ground transportation during your stay in the city.
You can get a flight directly into the city to Bilbao Airport. It is served by many low cost and other carriers, and offers connections to many major cities. Getting downtown from the airport is easy. You can arrange for a Bilbao car hire to await your arrival at the airport.
If you are coming from another major city in Spain you can reach Bilbao by bus or train. Check the bus schedules first as the bus companies connect Bilbao wiht many cities in Spain more cheaply and frequently than the rail comapnies. All busses leave from the TermiBus terminal in Barcelona, but many arrive at other bus stations in the city.
RENFE, Spain's main rail way company, runs intercity trains to Madrid, Barcelona, and Vigo. All RENFE trains leave from Abando Station. FEVE runs regional trains to Santander and Leon, however these are very slow and stop in nearly every town they pas through.
A direct car ferry is available between Bilbao and Portsmouth, England. To take this boat you will want to book early as it is often sold out during summer. Save time and money during your visit by booking a cheap car rental in Bilbao online before your arrival.