Holidays to Bilbao

Bilbao is deep in Spain's Basque country , its profile characterized by green mountains in the distance and the twisty, titanium architectural landmark that is Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao . The history of 14th century cathedrals contrasts with whimsical modern symbols like Jeff Koons' Flower Puppy sculpture . Pintxos (Basque …

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How to get to Bilbao

Here's what you need to know about getting to Bilbao. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Bilbao takes 1 hour, 50 minutes.

When to go to Bilbao

Typical Holiday Price

£924 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Bilbao varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - September is the cheapest month to go to Bilbao.

Where to stay in Bilbao

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Bilbao, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Bilbao

Jamie Kantrowitz | Trip by SkyscannerMuseo Guggenheim Bilbao
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
mahatsorri | FlickrTeatro Arriaga
Teatro Arriaga
rvr | FlickrPuppy by Jeff Koons
Puppy by Jeff Koons
reidrac | FlickrAzkuna Zentroa
Azkuna Zentroa
Miguel Fernandes / mfernandes83 | FlickrArtxanda Funicular Station (Estación del Funicular de Artxanda)
Artxanda Funicular Station (Estación del Funicular de Artxanda)
andynash | FlickrPlaza Nueva
Plaza Nueva
Maldita la hora | FlickrSan Mamés Stadium
San Mamés Stadium
enricrubioros1 | FlickrZubizuri Bridge
Zubizuri Bridge
YW Lau | Trip by SkyscannerParque de Doña Casilda
Parque de Doña Casilda

Reviews of Bilbao


Bilbao is one of Spain best cities to visit in Spain. Home of Basque Country and also a big culture Hub. Frank Gehry`s Guggenheim Museum is a must see attraction. Food is awesome here.

Ana Rita Bras
Ana Rita BrasPorto

Bilbao is the main city in basque country, Spain. It is great how an industrial city totally reinvented itself after the creation of a new museum. There's for sure a before and after Guggenheim Bilbao. The city has an animated cultural life, between The main museums, or art neighborhoods or the old town / Casco Viejo! Food is fabulous.It's not a beautiful city at first sight, but the more you get to know the more you enjoy it.

Diane Austin
Diane AustinTallahassee

Bilbao is a lively, beautiful cosmopolitan city with an excellent airport. The architecture and downtown area along the river are spectacular, with old and new bridges intermingling with beautiful lines and shadows. We were there on a National holiday and all the stores were closed, but the bars and museums were wonderful. Excellent walking city.

Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)Huntington Beach

I was actually here for a week working and while I love Spain, I'm not crazy about Bilbao. It doesn't have the beauty of Madrid or Barcelona BUT it does have the Guggenheim. That is the main reason to go. The boardwalk has many elegant cafes and some great restaurants.

Nearby destinations


San Sebastian