Getting there

Bilbao is a compact city and it is easy to get around on foot. It also has a modern transport system, including one of the best subway networks of the world, frequent buses, trains and tramways, which not only connect different points of the city, but also the suburbs and the coast.

By tram

This means of transport is much more than a sustainable option and is also a way to enjoy a pleasant journey along the medieval streets of the Casco Viejo (Old Town) and the river bank.

By subway

Its three lines are not only the fastest way of getting around the city, but can also be used to get to the beaches and charming towns within the metropolitan area. The service operates from 06.00 to 23.00 hours, with trains running every six minutes during peak times, except for Sundays and bank holidays, when they are every ten. There is also a night service, until 02.00 hours on Fridays into Saturday and the days before banks holidays, and all night on Saturdays into Sunday.

By train

You can use the Spanish National Railway Company (RENFE) suburban service for a trip out of Bilbao to the nearby towns. It also runs an intercity service to destinations including Madrid, Barcelona, Logroño, Zaragoza and Valladolid.

By bus

Bizkaibus buses run between Bilbao and the other municipalities of Bizkaia to tourist must-sees. Here are nine bus routes to enjoy the landscape.

By taxi

Radio Taxi Bilbao +34 944 448 888
Radio Taxi Nervión +34 944 269 026
Class Taxi Bilbao +34 944 445 050
Tele Taxi +34 944 102 121

By bike

The city is highly accessible and is an ideal spot to go sightseeing by bike. Bilbao has a bike rental service.