Land access

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Click here for up-to-the-minute information about the state of road access to the Port and other main roadways in the territory of Biscay.

Road transit times
Bilbao-Pamplona3h
Bilbao-Zaragoza3h
Bilbao-Madrid4h
Bilbao-Lérida4h
Bilbao-Barcelona6h
Bilbao-Bayona (FRANCE)2h
Bilbao-Burdeos (FRANCE)4h
Bilbao-París (FRANCE)10h
Bilbao-Perpignan (FRANCE)6h
Bilbao-Milán (ITALY)12h

Road accesses provide the speed demanded of goods in transit. Imported and exported goods enter or leave the Port straight along the A-8 motorway which, without crossing any town areas, is linked to the national road and motorway networks of Spain, France and Portugal.

  • Direction East: The E-70 connects with France via Beriatou
  • Direction West: The E-70 runs along the coast towards Cantabria and Asturias
  • Direction South: The E-80 connects with Burgos, Palencia, Madrid and Portugal,
  • Direction South East: The E-804 connects with Pamplona and Zaragoza

Since 2011 the “variante sur metropolitana”, built by the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia offers one new high speed solution for road traffic with origin or destination at Port of Bilbao.

There are also direct rail connections with the whole Peninsula and the rest of Europe, besides direct links to the main distribution centres - Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville.