Bilbao Airport Guide
Bilbao International Airport Information
For those of you travelling from the UK for the Athletic Club de Bilbao v Manchester United Europa League secong leg, the Bilbao Airport Guide provides in depth information about Bilbao International Airport including airport maps, real time flight arrival and departure stats, flight booking, car hire, airport hotels and public and private transport to Bilbao city centre.
Bilbao International Airport is the main airport for Bilbao City, Vizcaya and the rest of the Basque Country.
Bilbao International is located 9 kilometres north of Bilbao city centre close to the town of Loiu in Vizcaya (Biscay Province).
It is also known as Bilbao Loiu Airport or Bilbao Sondika Airport.
Bilbao International Airport is nicknamed 'The Dove'
You will find a full size map of this part of Vizcaya Province and access roads to Bilbao Sondika Airport on the Bilbao Loiu Airport Car Hire page.
Bilbao International has a single terminal - designed by Santiago Calatrava and nicknamed 'La Paloma' (The Dove) because of its central section and two wings.
As Bilbao is a relatively small airport important places are well-signposted and distances are fairly walkable.
More information about buses and taxis to Bilbao and other Basque Country Destinations can be found on the Bilbao Sondika Airport Transport page.
Flights To and From Bilbao
Over 4 million passengers use Bilbao Airport each year making it the busiest airport in Northern Spain and the Basque Country.
Most of the traffic at Bilbao International Airport is Domestic and European, as the number of intercontinental connections is well below other European airports with a similar level of passenger traffic.
Most major European airlines fly to Bilbao and Bilbao is a main base for Vueling and an important destination for Air Europa and Iberia, EasyJet and RyanAir.
In recent years the traffic of low-cost airlines has grown significantly and apart from Vueling airlines include easyJet and Ryanair.
You can use the Search Boxes on the Flights To Bilbao page to find flights to and from all international and domestic destinations.