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Information about the town and port of Bilbao – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine for France visitors.
Latitude: 43.26837. Longitude: -2.947049
Some useful information on restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and shops in Bilbao, which we have collated from various sources for ferry travellers to Bilbao.
PO Ferries operated this route until 27th September 2010. Brittany Ferries launched a new service in March 2011.
The port of Santurtzi, where the ferry docks, is a short drive from the town of Bilbao.
Downloadable map (pdf). www.bilbao.net
Holiday France Direct (Brittany Ferries holiday company). www.holidayfrancedirect.co.uk or telephone 0871 244 1245.
Easyjet fly from Stansted to Bilbao.
There are direct rail connections with major Spanish cities and the entire Iberian Peninsula.
– RENFE, Sanish railways. www.renfe.es
Local Bus Company;
Guggenheim Museum, Open: June – September, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 8.00pm (closed Monday), July / August every day 9.00am – 9.00pm.
Bilbao's main tourist attraction is the fifth Guggenheim Museum, a uniquely designed building that is home to some of the major works of Serra, Kandinsky, Picasso and Warhol.
Bilbao Tourist Office. www.bilbao.net
Tourist Offices. www.tourspain.es
Link to French site giving information on tides in Bilbao. www.shom.fr
This popular mini cruise is now over, with the demise of PO Ferries on this route. Next year (2011) Brittany Ferries take over, although with a bigger ship the journey will be a lot quicker.
This route is a wonderful way to view dolphins and whales especially as the ferry crosses the Bay of Biscay.
Biscay Dolphin Research Programme. www.biscay-dolphin.org.uk
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. www.wdcs.org