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Bilbao, welcome to the Spanish Basque country

Bilbao is located in the north of Spain in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. It is surrounded by the Pagassari and Artxanda mountains. Bilbao is a port city and was built close to the Atlantic Ocean on the estuary of the Nervion river.

About Spain

Bilbao presents one the most famous museums in the world : the Guggenheim museum. It houses collections of modern and contemporary art. Its architecture designed by Franck Gehry made this building a model and improved the visibility of the city of Bilbao all over the world.

Bilbao also offers older buildings to the visitors’ eyes, such as the Saint Jame’s cathedral whose contruction started probably before 1300. For your evenings, Bilbao offers a large choice of restaurants and bars that will make your nights there unforgettable!

And do not leave Bilbao without going to the 10,000 m² Ribera covered market, considered as one of the biggest in Europe!

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Advise on passes for spain Planning to purchase a pass for Spain in December. What is the best pass to purchase (Renfe pass vs. Spain Eurail pass)? The following will be our itinerary: Barcelona - Valencia - Madrid - Valladolid - Bilbao - Barcelona Also there will be 3 (...)

Anna D. | 17 November 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Bilbao/spain >> porto/portugal Going to travel from Bilbao/Spain to Porto/Portugal, any ideas of the journey? I checked 2 routes, 1. Bilbao to Vigo, Vigo to Porto (northern route) 2. Bilbao to Leon, Leon to Porto (central route) which one is more workable? in terms of (...)

Kelvin C. | 15 June 2016 answered | 2 Comments
7 train trips in spain for couple - single bookings or pass? My husband and I will be undertaking train trips in October to the following destinations in Spain. Should we buy a Renfe pass or purchase single tickets? Barcelona - San Sebastian Bilbao - Salamanca Salamanca Madrid Madrid - Cordoba Cordoba - (...)

Elizabeth D. | 15 July 2015 answered | 9 Comments
Bordeaux to bilbao Hi. I have problems to book a trip from Bordeaux to Bilbao on July 8th 2015. I can find a train from Bordeaux to Hendaye early in the morning, but keep getting error message when I try to book from Irun to Bilbao, it says that the trip can not (...)

Sarita J. | 20 April 2015 answered | 2 Comments
From belgium to north spain galicie I would like to make a trip from brussels to spain visiting bilbao santander , la coruna than entering portugal via the coast ending up in portugal and back

katrien v. | 10 March 2015 answered | 0 Comments

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Customer reviews

  • Convenience
    good trip |
    "Train was on time for the most part. A lot of leg room. A bit pricy for being almost 7 hours "

  • Convenience
    Dream Journey |
    "My trip from Bilbao to Barcelona through Renfe was excellent. I really appreciate the timings followed by Renfe. My only suggestion is to provide free Wifi for the passengers, atleast who travel in first class. "

  • Value for money |
    "Fast and comfortable, and a great way to see parts of Spain one normally does not see as a tourist "

  • Convenience
    Easy, relaxing  |
    "Taking the train is much more enjoyable than a flight. The train was clean and the seats fairly comfortable, and even though the journey was 5 hours it didn't feel that long. "

  • Value for money
    No food for 1st Class tickets? |
    "I was misled to think that all 1st class tickets come with food. Was disappointed to find out on board that there is more than one type of 1st class tickets; in fact I was embarrassed cos I had other guest-travelers whom I purchased the tickets for. Renfe should make this clear in their ad. "

  • Value for money
    A comfortable trip |
    "My friend and I traveled with renfe three times during our trip in Spain. The trains were new and clean and our seats were spacious. There was no delay and we were given enough time to board the train. We have traveled by train in Europe (in Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany) several times. This was by far the best experience. "

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    Experience |
    "We exprerienced mechanical breakdown during the travel. Maintenance shall be enhanced. No headphone provided and we were not able to enjoy the movie shown. It is possible to increase the speed of the train? "

  • Value for money
    renfe |
    "buy your ticket early, you will get a good rate for the trip. The train trips are always more comfortable compare to the bus trips. Renfe is no exception to that. Clean. Good connection between Chamartin and Atocha. "

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    Trip from Bilbao to Vigo |
    "Since it was a long distance (11 hours of jurney), we were happy to see that a train is nice and comfortable. There was always a soap in toilet. As a suggestion, it would be very good to have a restaurant/cafe vagon. "

  • Value for money
    You get what you pay for |
    "the staff are awesome, and look like they are working hard. the only downside is the seats they are really uncomfortable, other than that, it was a good trip, the amenities were clean so was the train "

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