Cheap Flights To Bilbao (BIO)

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Cheap Flights to Bilbao from $299 One Way, $480 Round Trip

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Bilbao Flight Information

Traveling To Bilbao
Destination Airport IATA Code BIO
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines TAP Portugal, Air Europa, Lufthansa, Iberia, British Airways, Finnair, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta
Flight Price $480
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Escape to Bilbao

Bilbao is located within the beautiful Basque Country of Spain. Nestled between mountains, the city serves as the capital of the Biscay province. The city is an in-demand destination for travelers seeking rest and relaxation among the beautiful landscape of the region. helps travelers find cheap flights to Bilbao that meet their travel needs.

Bilbao Airport

The region is serviced by Bilbao Aiport, located 5 miles north of the city. Most air travel in and out of the airport is domestic, with flights to international destinations occurring infrequently. Carriers at the airport include Air France, Lufthansa, and Brussels Airlines. Transportation from the airport to Bilbao is available via line 3247 of Bizkaibus for a fee of €1.35. If you take a taxi, expect fares of €20 to €25 for the 15-minute ride. Car rental services are also available via Avis, Hertz, and more. Book ahead with for great deals on rentals.

Bilbao Highlights

Bilbao has something to offer every traveler, from tasty cuisine to ancient architecture. For a healthy dose of learning, stop in at any of the fine museums in the city, including the Guggenheim Museum, Basque Museum, and Museo Taurino. The city also features a stunning array of churches, such as Cathedral of St. James. The 14th-century Gothic cathedral is a must-see for architecture aficionados.

Weather in the city is different than in the rest of the Basque Country due to its location along the Nervión River. Temperatures are milder, and more rain tends to fall in the city. Freezing temperatures are rare in the winter, and it is uncommon for temperatures to exceed 35ºC in the summer. The summer months from June to September are best for travel, with comfortable temperatures and less rain.

Experience Bilbao

Walk the streets of Bilbao and soak up the magic of centuries past. From old-world structures to modern museums, the city is waiting to be explored. Save your dough for exploring the city by scoring cheap flights to Bilbao with

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Bilbao?
Before you book your fare, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains all you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine rules and other vital info for your flight to Bilbao.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find all the important info about COVID-19, flight changes and cancellations on our Customer Service Portal. Before you lock in your tickets, have a look at your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions. This should answer any additional questions you may have.
Which airlines fly to Bilbao?
You can select from 20 airlines that service Bilbao Airport (BIO), the most popular airport in the city. With a good range of choice, you’re certain to score an incredible deal. Here are a few of the major international airlines that’ll get you to Bilbao:

  • Lufthansa - 89 flights to Bilbao per month
  • Vueling - 85 flights to Bilbao per month
  • KLM - 51 flights to Bilbao per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Bilbao?
Bilbao Airport (BIO) is the city’s only airport, so the only thing you’ll need to mull over will be the window seat or the aisle seat. Downtown Bilbao is approximately 3 miles away and where many visitors choose to book a hotel.
How much is a flight to Bilbao?
Loads of fabulous deals were there for the taking this week, with return flights to Bilbao fluctuating from $480 to $518. But it was jet-setters flying in from Newark (EWR) who nabbed the top bargains. One-way tickets to Bilbao started at a low $299.
How to book the cheapest flight to Bilbao?
Landing cheap flights to Bilbao is as easy as booking with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re grabbing the best flight deals around, here are a few tips worth following:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at alternative airports for a better deal. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list the available options.
  • Also, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to view the airfares on days around your selected departure. It’s possible to score cheaper flight deals if you’re flexible with your schedule.
  • You can also hit the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even pick the time of day you want to fly.
  • Once you’ve settled on your travel dates, don’t drag your feet booking a flight. Ticket prices normally become more expensive as the departure date gets closer.
  • Consider combining your hotels, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package to make your dollar go further.
  • Don’t travel during peak seasons if possible. By avoiding school vacations and summer, you can save a significant amount on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Bilbao?
Depending on which airport you leave from, your flight to Bilbao could be an hour or two or more. Listed below are the average flight times for a few of the most common domestic routes:

  • Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 1 hour and 1 minute
  • Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Seville (SVQ-San Pablo) to Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 1 hour and 25 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Bilbao?
Book your tickets to Bilbao in January. This is a fantastic month for low prices, closely followed by February and August. Snap up cheap flights and enjoy your dream getaway with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Bilbao?
If you’re after cheap airfares to Bilbao, the best days of the week to make a booking are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. With Orbitz (and some good timing!), a fabulous flight deal will be all yours.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Bilbao?
Everyone enjoys a great bargain, so think about departing early in the week for cheap flights to Bilbao. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests you can secure the best prices on flights that leave on Mondays. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturdays are the dearest. Many people prefer to travel on weekends, so leave those Saturdays for checking in with friends.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Bilbao?
To book cheap flights to Bilbao, you should pack your bags and fly out in August. Orbitz data has found that generally, this is an excellent month to save on your ticket. If you’re considering flying to Bilbao in June, it’s worth noting that this is the most expensive time to travel.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans change and flexibility matters. That’s why you can search for flights that have free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Just click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll show you fares with more flexibility than candy in a hot car!
What do I need for the flight to Bilbao?
The trick to having a smooth and stress-free flying experience is to arrive prepared. Below are a few tips to bear in mind before you take off:

  • In all cases you’ll need identification. How much? This depends on which airport you take off from. When booking your flight, we suggest to type in the same name, birth date and gender as displayed on your government-issued ID.
  • Take a good book or a tablet crammed with your favorite TV series — it’ll help to keep you occupied during your journey to Bilbao. Or if you’d rather get some rest, a comfy eye mask will shield you from those bright cabin lights.
  • Temperatures in the cabin can change rapidly, so it’s wise to bring a sweater. Consider compression socks too. They can help prevent swelling and improve blood circulation.

How many direct flights are there to Bilbao?
Right now, there are 169 direct flights every month to Bilbao. When it comes to airlines that will take you there, you’ve got plenty of choice. Vueling, Iberia and Lufthansa are among the most sought-after. Air Europa, Volotea and KLM are some other respected carriers that offer nonstop services.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Bilbao?
If you think a business or first-class airfare is way out of your reach, think again. Here are some terrific tips to help you score a premium flight to Bilbao for less:

  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and hold out for early bird or last-minute sales on business or first-class airfares.
  • Budget airlines offer first or business-class seating at a fraction of the usual cost. Skip the full-service carriers and go with one of these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade your ticket through your loyalty program.

How to get into Bilbao from the airport?
A Bilbao Airport (BIO) car rental is a quick way of getting from BIO airport to downtown Bilbao. Pick up a vehicle from one of the top rental branches on-site, such as Sixt, Budget or Alamo and then head south. You’ll need to drive 3 miles to reach the city center. Bilbao car rentals is another option located downtown if you’d prefer not to drive right after you disembark.
What is the best time to go to Bilbao?
Bilbao is an excellent vacation destination year-round, but the most popular months to visit are . If you prefer warm weather, consider heading there in the summer months. Like most destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season kicks off June 20. Temperatures generally float between 60undefined and 75undefined during the day.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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