There is no train connection with the airport, but Bizkaibus goes to the bus and train station in Bilbao. Trains go daily from Bilbao to the Chamartín Station in Madrid and to a few other places in the surrounding area.
Car and bus
The airport is 12 kilometers north of Bilbao in the district Loiu. From the airport you follow the BI-631 to the south, this road connects to the N-637 north of Bilbao where there are different exits to the city. West of Bilbao the road connects to the A8, the highway along the Spanish north coast.
Bizkaibus A-3247 leaves every 30 minutes to the center of Bilbao, this takes approximately 45 minutes. Further information through (tel: +34(0)902 222 265). From the bus station in Bilbao (TermiBus) there are regular connections with Santander (90 minutes), San Sebastian (60 minutes) and the bus station at the Avenida de las Americas in Madrid (4-5 hours).
Car rental - Bilbao Airport
At Bilbao Airport there are four car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National Atesa. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall (tel: +34(0)944 800 909). A ride to the center of Bilbao takes approximately 20 minutes and costs around €20.00, to Getxo €25.00.
There is a large general parking place where you pay €0.50 for the first half hour, €0.70 for the second half hour and €12.00 per day, from the fifth day €9.60 per day. Close to the terminal there is a small parking place where there are higher prices, you pay €1.20 for the first half hour then €1.80 per half hour.