Cheap flights to Bilbao, Spain

SFO — BIO
Jan 31 — Feb 71

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Flights to Bilbao in 2023

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$660Average for round-trip flights in January 2023
Round-trip from$446From New York to Bilbao
One-way from$176One-way flight from New York to Bilbao (BIO)

Cheap flights to Bilbao in January, February 2023

The best prices found for BIO flights for January, February
Feb 23 - Feb 27
EWR

Newark

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

18h 15m
BIO

Bilbao

EWR

Newark

1 stop

13h 40m
$446

Delta

Deal found 1/23

Jan 30 - Feb 7
EWR

Newark

BIO

Bilbao

2 stops

16h 30m
BIO

Bilbao

EWR

Newark

1 stop

13h 40m
$451

Delta

Deal found 1/23

Feb 23 - Feb 27
EWR

Newark

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

18h 15m
BIO

Bilbao

EWR

Newark

2 stops

18h 33m
$453

Delta

Deal found 1/23

Bilbao 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Bilbao found for this year
Sep 12 - Sep 21
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

19h 15m
BIO

Bilbao

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

19h 15m
$425

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 1/24

Oct 5 - Oct 10
EWR

Newark

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

18h 20m
BIO

Bilbao

EWR

Newark

1 stop

26h 55m
$426

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 1/23

Sep 11 - Sep 18
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

19h 15m
BIO

Bilbao

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 40m
$426

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 1/23

Last minute flights to Bilbao

Late deals on round-trip flights to Bilbao, departing today and this week
Feb 5 - Feb 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

18h 00m
BIO

Bilbao

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

40h 35m
$479

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/23

Feb 5 - Feb 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

9h 30m
BIO

Bilbao

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

25h 50m
$493

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/23

Feb 3 - Feb 10
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

9h 30m
BIO

Bilbao

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

14h 20m
$508

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/23

One-way flights to Bilbao

The cheapest one-way flights to Bilbao
Mar 20
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

11h 45m
$176

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/23

Mar 20
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

1 stop

11h 45m
$177

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Mar 21
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

BIO

Bilbao

2 stops

23h 00m
$178

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/26

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Bilbao

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Crew

8.5

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Canceled and delayed flight. Very laborious to rebook and get support

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Crew

8.5

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Canceled and delayed flight. Very laborious to rebook and get support

Air France
7.8
Good
110 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Crew

8.5

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Canceled and delayed flight. Very laborious to rebook and get support

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Crew

8.5

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Canceled and delayed flight. Very laborious to rebook and get support

KLM
7.5
Good
114 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Crew

8.5

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Canceled and delayed flight. Very laborious to rebook and get support

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews

Crew

8.5

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Canceled and delayed flight. Very laborious to rebook and get support

What is the cheapest month to fly to Bilbao?

The cheapest ticket to Bilbao found for each month in 2023 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$592

February

$511

March

$574

April

$678

May

$736

June

$1,137

July

$958

August

$874

September

$829

October

$669

November

$612

December

$721

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Bilbao is February. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Bilbao?

Average Bilbao flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

NYC - BIO

Price

$511 - $1,349

BIO

Temperature

48.2 - 68 °F

BIO

Rainfall

2.4 - 5.6 inches

When is the best time to book a flight to Bilbao?

The price you pay for your flight to Bilbao may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bilbao?

The cheapest flights to Bilbao are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Thursday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bilbao?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Bilbao trip. A flight in the morning 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.

Bilbao, Spain 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. 

Best Time to Fly to Bilbao, Spain

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.

Getting around Bilbao, Spain

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.    

Bilbao, Spain 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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Bilbao?

Travelers will need to book flights to Bilbao (BIO) if they wish to fly to Bilbao. The Bilbao airport is 3.0 mi from the city center.

Other local departures to Bilbao from the United States

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Economyfrom $52/person

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