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Bilbao subway system (Metro Bilbao)

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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,952 contributions
Excellent small system. Very clean and very easy to use. Best value ticket is a Barik Card which you swipe in and out. Easy to use and cuts costs enormously, Whole systen is very cheap and fast.
Written May 23, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,930 contributions
The Bilbao metro has only 3 lines that converge at Casco Viejo (Zazpi Kaleak) station. Transfer from line 1 to line 2 at the station of San Ignazio. I went from this station to see the Biscay bridge (Portugalete). The 15 km journey took 25 minutes each way. The Bilbao metro is relatively new, running for only a quarter of a century. The stations are modern with glass exits designed by Norman Foster, who is now "sir". The price of a single ticket is from 1,4 to 1,6 euros. Round trip does not save money. The only chance to save money is to buy a day ticket for 4 euros. However, you still need to find a tourist attraction in Bilbao that you need to go to by metro, except for the Biscay bridge. Almost everything is within walking distance.
Written April 12, 2020
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borktravel
Utrecht, The Netherlands94 contributions
Family
The Metro of Bilbao is fast, reliable, pretty, modern and spacious. (Metro is also known as underground, U-bahn or subway).
To use the metro you can buy a Barik card. It will cost you 3 euro and than you charge the card (Like the London Oyster card or the Dutch OV-chipkaart) with an amount of 5, 10, 20 or 50 euro.

Traveling with this card will cost half in comparison with paper tickets and it takes only one second of your time.
You buy and charge the card in the entrance hall of any Metro station. You can use coins, bills, bank card or credit card.
When your card is charged with money you can start your way around the underground of Greater Bilbao. To enter you swipe your card across a Barik sign at one of the many entrance gates. It opens and you walk to your Metro. When you leave the Metro swipe the card again at the exit gates (the same as the entrance gates). The first time a standard fee is deducted from your card en the second time a small fee depending on the traveled distance
Written May 13, 2013
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navahNewYorkCity
New York City23 contributions
Couples
One of the most enjoyable days we had, while in Bilbao was when we took a 35 minute metro ride to Portulagete , a medieval fishing village on the banks of the Nervion River.
When you exit the metro, ask anyone to point you in the direction of the "RIO " then find the Tourist Information Office right by the river where you will pick up a beautifully produced guide to the town . The sea front promenade gives you a front row seat to the spectacular Bizkaia Bridge which transports people and their cars to the opposite side of the river every few minutes. The architecture of the bridge is reminiscent of the Eiffel tower .This bridge has been designated by UNESCO as a world heritage monument.
Walk along the promenade and savor a fresh fish meal. Do not go on Monday, as the fishermen don't go out on Sunday and the Monday haul is not yet ready for consumption; so most fish restaurants are closed on Monday. Sadly, we learned this because we went on a Monday.....so benefit from our mistake..
There is a charming old town to wander through and make sure to visit the 15th Century elegant Basilica of Santa Maria.
Jut 35 minutes on the ultra-modern Metro from Bilbao and you are in another world !
Enjoy.
Written December 5, 2011
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grafran
Andover, UK515 contributions
Couples
This is how a metro system should be. It is quick and efficient with comfortable and good air- qualty carriages.
It is well worth buying a rechargeable Barik card (like the UK Oyster card) if making several journeys, as the fares are much lower than individual tickets. A day pass is also available.
Do not forget to sacn the card on exit, as well as on entry.
Written June 30, 2015
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Lisa C
San Jose, CA36 contributions
Very efficient. Very inexpensive. Very clean. Safest city I've have ever been to. Trains run every 5-10 minutes. Very easy to figure out, buy tickets and navigate.
Written September 5, 2015
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Robert C
Berkeley, CA48 contributions
Business
Found the metro system excellent in Bilbao. Not expensive (1.50 Euros) and you can go through Bilbao top to bottom. Trains are clean and relatively quiet and the ride is smooth. They come frequently enough. It is what you hope public transit can be.
Written July 17, 2015
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Les D
Dublin, Ireland240 contributions
Family
The metro is very modern and stretches well outside the city, we stayed out near Plentzia and could take the metro from there to the city centre. Extremely cheap, clean and very safe. Get a bikzia card which you can top up and use for all the family.
Written July 8, 2015
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Mariana B
Galati, Romania12 contributions
Couples
I simply love the Bilbao´s metro ! Modern ,fast and efficient . It is very clean also . So , if you are a turist in Bilbao ,you will remember the metro like one of the best in Europe :)
Written March 3, 2015
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Tracy C
San Jose, CA570 contributions
Friends
My friend and I used the Bilbao Metro to get to some key places during our stay. We got to see the Convention Center, Casco Viejo, the Guggenheim Museum, and Plentzia Beach. We were close to a station in Barakaldo which made the journeys even easier. You're able to buy paper tickets for one-way journeys using a kiosk. And you buy according to which zone you're traveling (3 in total). Very easy to use!
Written June 28, 2019
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