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Cheap Flights to Bilbao

Popular in December High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest in June Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price £126 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £38 From London to Bilbao
One-way from £29 One-way flight from London to Bilbao
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Bilbao related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Bilbao along with the rest of Spain. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Spain has restricted the entry of all travellers except Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members. Travellers who are residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland may transit through Spain on their way home to their place of residency. The same applies to travellers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State who are returning to their place of residency. Immediate family members of Spanish nationals may enter Spain even if unaccompanied by a Spanish national, if they are travelling to join their family member who is already in the country. Residents of Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland, as well as long-term visa holders of Schengen member states who are returning home may also enter Spain, as may healthcare and elderly care workers, diplomats, staff of international and humanitarian organisations and military personnel in the performance of their duties. People who can demonstrate proof that they are travelling for emergency family or humanitarian reasons may also enter. Business travellers with documentation who are arriving from countries in the EU, Iceland, Norway, or Switzerland may enter Spain. International arrivals may only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). Effective 15 May 2020, all travellers entering Spain except for freight transport personnel and healthcare professionals who are travelling in the performance of their duties and have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. They will also need to present a completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form upon arrival. Residency permits and D visas that expired after 14 December 2019 will be accepted for entry to Spain and considered valid for 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.. If you are looking to book a trip to Bilbao and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Bilbao flights by month

January
£88
February
£87
March
£101
April
£91
May
£56
June
£58
July
£124
August
£141
September
£46
October
£53
November
£83
December
£86
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Bilbao. Flying to Bilbao in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Bilbao?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - BIO
Price
£46 - £198
BIO
Temperature
14 - 27 °C
BIO
Rainfall
50 - 135 mm

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a leisurely summertime stroll through Casco Viejo or a scenic winter holiday in the Basque countryside, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Bilbao. 

Peak Season: 

Flights to Bilbao tend to fill up for the summer season, when the Spain seashore provides a brief retreat from the heavy humidity. Semana Grande (or Aste Nagusia in Basque), the week in which Bilbao hosts a colourful festival celebrating Basque culture, draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each August. If you’re hoping to be one of the many coming to the city for the festivities, be sure to book your Bilbao flights and hotels well in advance so you don’t miss out on the lively parades and memorable concerts. 

Off-peak Season: 

Cheap flights to Bilbao are plentiful in the winter months after the holidays, when visitors shy away from checking out the Basque capital in the rain and snow. Try booking your flight to Bilbao for the month of April: Holy Week festivities draw hefty crowds to all major cities in Spain, but the following weeks are usually quiet after the bulk of the tourists leave town.

When is the best time to book a flight to Bilbao?

Booking 57 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Bilbao. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bilbao?

The cheapest flights to Bilbao are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bilbao?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Bilbao. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Bilbao overview

Bilbao is the capital city of Spain’s Basque province, home to some of the most unique artistic traditions in the world. Located in Northern Spain along the Nervión River, Bilbao played an important part in the industrial revolution in Spain, particularly in the production of steel, and is an essential contributor to the Spanish economy. 

Bilbao’s close proximity to the beach resorts of Santander and San Sebastián attracts visitors to Bilbao in droves, as the city is a major transportation hub for northern Spain and a popular jumping-off point for travel within the province. Though the cold, industrial quality of this bustling centre of commerce is apparent, the streets of Bilbao offer up ample opportunities for visits to the city’s famed museums, palaces, architectural wonders and cultural events. 

As home to the illustrious, luminous glass walls of the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum and the celebrated Museum of Basque Archaeology, history buffs, art addicts and architectural enthusiasts are snapping up flights to Bilbao to see the manmade wonders of this city whose streets are as innovative and industrious as its history.

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Bilbao climate

Courtesy of the winds wafting off the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao experiences an oceanic climate that doesn’t suffer from extreme heat or cold. The humidity in Bilbao can be tough to deal with during the summer when temperatures can rise as high as 27 degrees C. Winters in Bilbao are rainy with little snow and temperatures huddling close to 5 degrees C, on average. The transitional seasons of spring and fall are ideal times to visit due to the comfortable weather and infrequent precipitation.

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Getting around Bilbao

Bilbao has a very efficient public transportation system. The bus system, Bilbobus, has night buses on Fridays until 2:30am and all night Saturday. The tramway, Euskotran, stops running around 11pm each night. If you’re just passing through, continue your Spanish adventure to Madrid, Barcelona or Burgos by hopping aboard Renfe, Spain’s national rail line, or any number of buses.    

Getting from the Airport to the City

Shuttle buses outside the arrivals terminal at Bilbao Airport (BIO) can take you to Termibús, the main bus terminal in the city centre. From there you can take a bus, tram or train to anywhere you want to go.

 

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