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Cheap flights to Bilbao

Popular in June High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average price $864 Average for round-trip flights in May 2020
Round-trip from $1115 From Las Vegas to Bilbao
One-way from $270 One-way flight from Las Vegas to Bilbao
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Bilbao related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Bilbao along with the rest of Spain. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Spain has restricted the entry of all travelers except Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members. Travelers who are residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland may transit through Spain on their way home to their place of residency. The same applies to travelers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State who are returning to their place of residency. Immediate family members of Spanish nationals may enter Spain even if unaccompanied by a Spanish national, if they are traveling to join their family member who is already in the country. Residents of Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland, as well as long-term visa holders of Schengen member states who are returning home may also enter Spain, as may healthcare and elderly care workers, diplomats, staff of international and humanitarian organizations and military personnel in the performance of their duties. People who can demonstrate proof that they are traveling for emergency family or humanitarian reasons may also enter. Business travelers with documentation who are arriving from countries in the EU, Iceland, Norway, or Switzerland may enter Spain. International arrivals may only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). Effective May 15, 2020, all travelers entering Spain except for freight transport personnel and healthcare professionals who are traveling in the performance of their duties and have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. They will also nee. If you are looking to book a trip to Bilbao and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Bilbao flights by month

January
$606
February
$574
March
$603
April
$695
May
$697
June
$967
July
$715
August
$770
September
$687
October
$691
November
$591
December
$643
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Bilbao. Flying to Bilbao in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Bilbao?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - BIO
Price
$574 - $1129
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Temperature
57.2 - 80.6 °F
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Rainfall
1.97 - 5.31 inches
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Bilbao, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Bilbao, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being November.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bilbao?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Bilbao. Wednesday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Bilbao trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Bilbao is the capital city of Spain’s Basque province, home to some of the most unique artistic traditions in the world. Located in Northern Spain along the Nervión River, Bilbao played an important part in the industrial revolution in Spain, particularly in the production of steel, and is an essential contributor to the Spanish economy. 

Bilbao’s close proximity to the beach resorts of Santander and San Sebastián attracts visitors to Bilbao in droves, as the city is a major transportation hub for northern Spain and a popular jumping-off point for travel within the province. Though the cold, industrial quality of this bustling center of commerce is apparent, the streets of Bilbao offer up ample opportunities for visits to the city’s famed museums, palaces, architectural wonders and cultural events. 

As home to the illustrious, luminous glass walls of the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum and the celebrated Museum of Basque Archaeology, history buffs, art addicts and architectural enthusiasts are snapping up seats on flights to Bilbao to see the manmade wonders of this city whose city streets are as innovative and industrious as its history.

 

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Bilbao climate

Courtesy of the winds wafting off the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao experiences an oceanic climate that doesn’t suffer from extreme heat or cold. The humidity in Bilbao can be tough to deal with during the summer when temperatures can rise as high as 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters in Bilbao are rainy with little snow and temperatures huddling close to 42 degrees Fahrenheit on average. The transitional seasons of spring and fall are ideal times of year for booking flights to Bilbao for the comfortable weather and infrequent precipitation. 

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Best Time to Fly to Bilbao

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a leisurely summertime stroll through Casco Viejo or a scenic winter holiday in the Basque countryside, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Bilbao. 

Peak Season: 

Flights to Bilbao tend to fill up for the summer season, when the Spain seashore provides a brief retreat from the heavy humidity. Semana Grande (or Aste Nagusia in Basque), the week in which Bilbao hosts a colorful festival celebrating Basque culture, draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each August. If you’re hoping to be one of the many coming to the city for the festivities, be sure to book your Bilbao flights and hotels well in advance so you don’t miss out on the lively parades and memorable concerts. 

Off-peak Season: 

Cheap flights to Bilbao are plentiful in the winter months after the holidays, when visitors shy away from checking out the Basque capital in the rain and snow. Try booking your cheap flight to Bilbao for the month of April: Holy Week festivities draw hefty crowds to all major cities in Spain, but the following weeks are usually quiet after the bulk of the tourists leave town.

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Getting around Bilbao

Shuttle buses outside the arrivals terminal at Bilbao Airport can take you to Termibús, the main bus terminal in downtown Bilbao. Bilbao has a very efficient public transportation system and from there you can take the bus, Bilbobus, the tram, Euskotran, or train to anywhere you want to go. If you’re just passing through, continue your Spanish adventure to Madrid, Barcelona or Burgos by hopping aboard Renfe, Spain’s national rail line, or any number of buses.    

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Bilbao Travel Information

Though Castilian Spanish is the official language of Spain, Basque, or Euskara, is prominently spoken in Bilbao, especially in the more remote regions. The language has been a mystery to linguistic scholars for hundreds of years, as it shares no common characteristics with other modern spoken languages. Unless you’re a language wiz, don’t expect to become proficient in Basque before your Bilbao flight. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try out the local language, here are a few stock phrases that’ll help you out in a pinch: 

Hello: Kaixo 

Please: Mesedez 

Thank you: Eserrik asko 

Excuse me: Barkatu 

Do you speak English?: Inork ba al daki ingelesez?

The savings don’t have to stop once you’ve booked your cheap flight to Bilbao: The BilbaoCard, which is available at all Bilbao Tourism Bureaus throughout the city, offers discounted fares for public transportation, the best museums in town and even performances and other cultural events.

Casco Viejo, Bilbao’s medieval neighborhood, is a great first stop to hit after your flight to Bilbao touches down. Stretch your legs and mosey through the narrow cobblestone streets to scope out the Ribera Market, or take a breather and feed the pigeons gathering in Plaza Nueva.

The curvaceous, reflective exterior of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao may be the city’s most recognizable landmark, but the educational programs and activities for children taking place at the museum are often overlooked by families hoping to keep the kids entertained after their Bilbao flight. Several artists, authors and performance groups pass through the museum during the year, and hands-on workshops are open to children throughout the week so that they can cultivate their budding creativity after walking through the museum’s imaginative exhibits.

Looking to head outside the city for a few days before your return Bilbao flight? Plan a trip to Guernica, a monumental city for Basques and a melancholy reminder of the persecution they endured throughout Francisco Franco’s regime. Guernica was bombed in 1937 and Picasso’s iconic mural of the same name is an angry, painful work of protest that has received international attention for its violent imagery depicting the city’s destruction. Today, Guernica is still the cultural capital city of the Basque people and is where the parliament for the region is seated.

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