How to get there – Basque Country

The Basque Country It has two international airports and an annex international airport. The Bilbao airport he is bigger. It receives flights from Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Easyjet, Hapag Lloyd Express, Iberia, Lufthansa, Portugalia, SN Brussels Airlines, Spanair and Vueling. The Vitoria airport It has less traffic. Receive flights from Iberia, Air Nostrum and Nordjet. Finally the Biarritz airport, in France, it is only 11km from the border with the Basque Country.

The cities of Bilbao, Vitoria Y Saint Sebastian they receive trains daily from Madrid Y Barcelona. The journey takes between 5 and 7 hours, respectively. As for long-haul lines and their international connections, in the border city of Irun there is a connection with the French TGV, which allows daily travel to Paris in little more than five hours. More information check the websites of the main companies:

Daily, numerous buses they arrive at the capitals of Basque Country from various parts of Spain and even other European countries. The main terminals are: The Bilbao Termibus, Vitoria-Gasteiz bus station and the Donostia-San Sebastián bus station. All are located in central points in their respective cities. The main companies are Pesa, Alsa, Continental, La Unión and Bilmanbus.

As for roads, from Madrid, the highway A-1 leads to Vitoria (350 kilometers) and Saint Sebastian (462 kilometers). To get to Bilbao (394 kilometers) must be linked to the highway AP-68 The AP-68 is also the option you should use from Barcelona, ​​with detour on the A-15 if the destination is Saint Sebastian (565 kilometers). Since France, the entry routes are the freeways A-63 and the A-64.

The port of Bilbao It is the main route of entry by sea. Every three days part a ferry to Bilbao from the English town of Portsmouth.

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