Access to Kobetamendi, the hill where Bilbao BBK Live takes place, will only be possible by shuttle bus leaving from San Mames (Bilbao Football Stadium) and BEC (Baracaldo Exhibition Centre) Shuttle buses are free and leave every 5 to10 minutes from Termibus and BEC and back. There is a bus stop 80 meters from the entrance of the festival site where to catch the shuttle bus back to Bilbao and Baracaldo.
Shuttle buses will be working 24 hours a day and the service will be increased in peak times.
HOW TO GET TO BILBAO
Loiu Bilbao airport (BIO)has national flights to the main Spanish cities and direct international flights to London, Manchester, Paris, Basel, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Brussels, Geneva, Milano, Munich, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Oporto…
In order to get to Bilbao from other destinations, it is necessary to connect with Madrid or Barcelona. Bilbao airport is just 9km away from the city. There is a bus going to the city centre with an approximate price of 0.95 €. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
You can also access Bilbao by bus from Madrid, Barcelona arriving toTERMIBUS station.
Eufest.com are providing one-way or return bus transfers from Madrid, Bordeaux and Santander airports, from just £19 per person. Their buses are timed to coincide with the most popular budget flights from the UK, click here to see their full bus Schedule.
There are many companies that connect Bilbao with the main Spanish cities. It is also possible to arrive to Bilbao through the sea. Bilbao Port is linked with the main international ports, especially those from the North of Europe and America. "Pride of Bilbao" ferry links the city with Portsmouth (England) twice a week (on Tuesday and Saturday).
The Bilbao BBK Live free buses leave from San Mamés (Bilbao football stadium) and from the BEC! (Baracaldo Exhibition Centre) at the following times:
Wednesday 11th – from 6 in the afternoon to 6 in the morning From 8 in the morning on Thursday 12th until 15.00h on Sunday 15th, non-stop.
*The frequency will vary depending on the needs, leaving every 3-4 minutes in peak hours.
OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT IN BILBAO
Euskotrenoffers a wide range of railway transports: railway (Atxuri Station), funicular train and tram. Renfe (Spanish National Railways Company) have three suburban lines starting from Abando Station in the city centre. FEVE´s trains leave from Santander Station. There is also an underground service and several urban bus lines and taxis.
There is apedestrian accessfrom San Mamés through the Bentazaharra footbridge and the Kobeta path, as shown in the map below. The pathway is signposted and can be done in 20 minute.
The taxi service of Bilbao will double its work during the Bilbao BBK Live Festival and it will make a circuit with a temporary stop at the access of the festival site
Taxis are another option to return from the festival to the city.
The festival parking is located at BEC! (Bilbao Exhibition Centre) in Baracaldo: on the -2nd and -3rd floors and has a capacity of 2,700 secure parking places. The parking area will be opened on Wednesday July 10th at 16.00h and will remain open until Sunday July 15th at 18:00h.
The parking entrance will cost 5€ each time and there will be free shuttle buses leaving from BEC!’s underground station.