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Carretera de la Avanzada, 2 - 4, Sondika, Bilbao, Basque, 48150, Spain

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Bilbao to Vitoria

by laschal

How do I get from Bilbao airport, spain to Vitoria, Spain by bus

Re: Bilbao to Vitoria

by WomBatt

From Wikipedia - 'A bus line (3247) connects Bilbao center (Moyúa square) and the city bus station with the airport. The service frequency is every 30 minutes, from 5:25 am to 21:55 pm from Bilbao to the airport, and from 6:15 am to 24:00 pm from the airport to Bilbao. From March 16 to October 31 the frequency is every 20 minutes. The trip takes 15–20 minutes.'

The bus company and schedules at http://www.autobuseslaunion.com/ may only work in certain browsers.

Re: Bilbao to Vitoria

by 64novpt

At the same web site you can get the info about the connections between Bilbao/Bilbo and Vitoria/Gasteiz. The timmetables vary if you arrive on a weekday or weekend, and also between saturday and sunday. It's also in english.
Bizkaibus operates a bus link between the Bilbao bus station (Termibus) and the Bilbao Airport.

Re: Bilbao to Vitoria

by puerto_lover

Take the airport bus mentioned into Bilbao to the last stop - the main bus terminal of Bilbao - then take a regular bus to Vitoria. takes about one hour and quarter from Bilbao bus terminal to Vitoria at cost about €6.

You can find times on here :

http://www.autobuseslaunion.com/ing/itinerario.asp

Re: Bilbao to Vitoria

by Jesperp

1. Go by bus from Bilbao Airport to Bilbao.
2. Go by another bus from there to Vitoria.
Bus timetable: http://www.termibus.es/horarios.php?idi=en

Re: Bilbao to Vitoria

by Jesperp

Aerop. Bilbao = Aeropuerto Bilbao

Travel Tips for Bilbao

Getting Your Bearings In The City Centre

by johngayton

For a first-time visitor to Bilbao the easiest place to start is the central Plaza Moyua. This is accessible by both Metro and the local Bilbobus and from here the eight radial roads lead to pretty much everywhere you need to visit.

If you are not sure which way up your map is stand in the middle of the plaza and look for the landmark Hotel Carlton - this is South - finding your way around becomes easy after that.

For a useful interactive city map click: HERE

Pic below shows the southwards view from the Plaza with the Hotel Carlton behind the red Bilbobus. To the left is one of the Metro exits.

The Guggenheim Effect

by DanielF

Since the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, the city has lived a real hype, attracting the attention of tourism and architecture publications worldwide and, in many ways, putting it in the map of global destinations. This single building has taken the so-called spectacle architecture to its major expression: other buildings before had been elevated to the category of icons of the 20th century and even become recognizable visual and symbolic images of the cities in which they are located (the Opera House in Sydney, or the Sears Tower in Chicago, to name just two); but never before had an entire city been subdued and absorbed by a single building, at least from the point of view of the attention attracted at a global scale.

The museum was not only the biggest piece in the project that envisaged the reinvigoration and revamping of Bilbao, it was also the major propeller for that process: the revenues and the hype brought by the building have more than compensated the investment and have fuelled many other projects that have finished by transforming the entire city.

Since then, many other cities have tried to have their Guggenheim and obtain the same effects with notable pieces of spectacle architecture: they have sought the biggest, or the tallest, or the most emotionally moving, or the most outrageous. Many of them have indeed reached a big impact worldwide, but never to a scale that allowed for the transformation of an entire city. The Guggenheim effect is and will probably remain unique.

The Cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Spain

by DanielF

Bilbao was the cradle of the industrial revolution in Spain. The abundance of iron and coal in the area as well as an incipient bourgeoisie resulted in an extraordinary development of the city since the end of the XIX century.

This heavy industry damaged seriously the environment: the high furnaces and steelworks expelled black and thick fumes, the river stank and was biologically dead, immigrants were crammed in unsalubrious homes... Things could only go worst with severe industrial crisis in the late 1970s. The often gray skies, the grimy buildings and the abandoned factories were not exactly inviting.

Bilbao had then to reinvent itself and look for new sources of wealth to become again one of the most dynamic cities in Spain.

A breathtaking landscape...

by lolitajane

The landscape is awesome. What I saw through the bus window was something I'd never seen before: emerald green valleys, waving farmers, snow-covered summits, and a deep blue sky --all together...it was too much beauty for my eyes, only used to concrete and huge buildings...

Cafes from the early 1900s

by milugares

A group of 3 cafes with an atmosphere from the early 1900s - traditional cafes from Bilbao.

Good pintxos and cafe during the day - and music and going-out places at night.

During the Aste Nagusia, they organize lots of activities - gastronomical, cultural and of course, party during the whole night! - the circular square (Plaza Biribila) is almost closed to traffic because of the crowd of people dancing outside Cafe La Granja.

Cafe Iruna - at Jardines de Albia, beautifully decorated inside with Andalusian-style tiles.
Cafe La Granja - at Plaza Circular
Cafe Boulevard - in El Arenal, oppsite Arriaga theater, also hosts tango dancing from time to time.

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