How to reach the hotel
From any direction, exiting motorway A-8, towards the center of the city (CENTRO CIUDAD). Follow the directions towards the Town Hall (AYUNTAMIENTO) of Bilbao. We are 450 metres from there. It can be very helpful to use the Guggenheim Museum as a point of reference, as it is located just 500 metres from the hotel, on the opposite side of the Nervión River. The hotel is situated right between these two famous landmarks.
The best landmark, however, is the ZUBIZURI Bridge (commonly known as the Calatrava Bridge), which is the white pedestrian bridge supported by a series of cables.
How long does it take to go to or from the Airport to/from this hotel? 15 to 20 minutes drive.
Coming into the Bilbao Airport there are 3 options to reach the hotel: taxi, bus or car rental. Follow the instructions in “How to arrive by car,” or a little further down in the following sections regarding bus and taxi travel.
Public transport from the airport will take you directly to the center of Bilbao. Catch Bizkaibus A3247, which departs approximately every 20 minutes and get off at the PLAZA MOYUA stop. From there it is a 10-15 minute walk down Ercilla Street (Calle Ercilla) until you cross the Calatrava Bridge. You will find the hotel directly across from it.
The approximate cost per person for public transport is 1.30€. From the official website of Bizkaibus, search for Bizkaibus línea 3247, with stops in Gran Vía 79, Plaza Moyua and Alameda Recalde 11.
Hours of Operation: From Bilbao, buses leave from 05:20 to 10:00 every 20 minutes; and from the airport starting at 06:20 and running until 24:00 every 20 minutes. Telephone Bizkaibus: 902 222 265.
For a cost of 25-30€, you can take a taxi from the airport to the door of the hotel in just 15 minutes (depending, of course, on traffic and the time of day). The majority of taxis are equipped with POS (Point of Sale) terminals to allow for payment by credit card. (Ask before leaving.)
The train will leave you in Abando, the central station of Bilbao. At les than 12 minutes walk from/to the hotel, this is easy walk takes you over the Arenal Bridge, past the Arriaga Theatre and, keeping the Nervión River on your left, takes you directly to the hotel. Keep an eye out for the Town Hall (AYUNTAMIENTO). Once you have passed it you will know have reached the halfway point. Continue straight ahead and you’ll come upon the hotel in no time.
If you are travelling with luggage, it could be more comfortable to hail a taxi which, in just a few short minutes, will deliver you to the hotel.
The Tranvía stop URIBITARTE is located just in front of the hotel on the opposite side of the river. This is the best option to go to and come from the hotel as you explore Bilbao.
Depending on their point of departure, BILBOBUS lines 11, 22, 71 or 77 from any part of the city will drop you at the bus stop just in front of the hotel.
By bicycle: For those looking for a quick and easy way to get around Bilbao, there are red bicycle lanes, commonly referred to as “Bidegorri,” which pass just in front of the hotel.
On foot: For our backpacking guests, the directions provided in the “By car” section will be your best bet both for finding the location of the hotel and for actually getting here.
Metro: This is also just a 10 minute walk from the hotel and, depending on where you’re coming from or where you’re going, you have the option of either the MOYUA or CASCO VIEJO stations. Inquire in reception and we will be happy to give you directions.