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Fares from $389 One Way, $515 Round Trip from San Francisco to Bilbao

Prices starting at $515 for return flights and $389 for one-way flights to Bilbao were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Bilbao from San Francisco

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Finding Flights from San Francisco to Bilbao

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Bilbao Airport Information

Using Orbitz.com to find flights to Bilbao lets you compare domestic and international flights to find tickets with discount rates. The Bilbao Airport is located in Loiu, approximately six miles north of Bilbao. It serves over four million passengers each year, and more than 20 airlines offer flights into and out of the airport. Some of the airlines that service this airport include TAP Portugal, Germanwings, EasyJet and Air Europa.

Transportation from the Airport

Buses run from the airport to Bilbao approximately every 30 minutes, between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. Bus tickets cost $1.65. Taxicabs line up at the taxi rank to transport passengers from the airport into the city. Cab fare to Bilbao costs between $24 and $31, depending on the time of day and the day of the week. The airport houses six rental car companies. You can reserve a rental car using Orbitz.com, and pick up your car at the airport when your flight lands.

Climate in Bilbao

During the winter months, temperatures in Bilbao range from the low 40s to the low 50s. In the summer, temperatures range from the low 60s to the high 70s. The rainy season runs from October to April, with November being the wettest month. If you want sunny days during your trip, use Orbtiz.com to schedule your vacation anywhere from May to September.

Highlights and Attractions

Museums are some of the main attractions in Bilbao. The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum features a collection of Spanish and Basque paintings, and the Guggenheim Bilbao sits along the river and displays a wide collection of art. Orbitz.com does more than find flights to Bilbao; you can also use the website to purchase tickets to local attractions.

Flights from San Francisco to Bilbao - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Bilbao?

There are no direct flights between San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) and Bilbao (BIO), so your next best option is to select a carrier that offers a stopover. Accumulate those air miles with Lufthansa, United Airlines or Iberia.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Bilbao?

The quickest possible flight time is 12 hours, so take some measures to avoid jet lag during your San Francisco to Bilbao trip. Be sure to move about the cabin, get some sleep and stay hydrated.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Bilbao?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Bilbao have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Bilbao with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Bilbao without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.