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Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

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Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Does anyone have any idea how much it costs for a taxi from the airport to this hotel (near the Guggenheim?) And is it best to pre-book a taxi in advance or just catch one at the taxi rank?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Hi,

aprox 20 eu. No need to book in advance, just pick the first taxi in the line. The shortest ride would be taking Artxanda tunnels (Tuneles de Artxanda) then La Salve bridge and the first on the right just passed the guggenheim. You could also catch bizkaibus 3247 because the first stop is very close to the hotel.

Enjoy your visit!

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2. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Thank you for your advice. Do you also happen to know which is the most scenic way to visit San Sebastian? By bus or by train? Muchos gracias, Karen.

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3. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Hi,

the train ride lasts 2h 30 min from Atxuri (Bilbao) to Amara (San Sebastian) www.euskotren.es/es/viaja/horarios/tren

The bus ride is 1h long from Termibus pesa.net/pesa/horariosBD/ctrl_horarios.php

I would take the bus, more time to enjoy San Sebastian.

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4. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Thank you! Do you know which has the prettiest views or do they go by similar routes?

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5. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Actually, you don't need to answer that last question as we will definitely get the bus as 2 1/2 hrs by train is too long! :-) As a resident of Bilbao, may I ask where you think is the best bar for a trendy drink but not too loud or best place you would recommend for pintxos? Gracias!

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6. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Similar route. Bus is non-stop. Train stops in every single town along the way.

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7. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

Hi,

for pintxos the best area is traditionally the Old Town (Plaza Nueva, Jardines Street and Santa Maria Street) and Maestro Garcia Riveo Street but lately Ledesma area near Cafe Iruña is gaining fame (well deserved by the way).

My personal favourites are:

El huevo frito at Garcia Rivero. Try the little fried eggs

El Globo at Diputacion St. Try the Txangurro (and everything in the bar :) ) Also go to La Viña and eat some iberic ham and Santoña anchoives (a bit expensive but top quality)

Bitoque de Albia at Ledesma. Try the hamburgers from the bar. Also they offer a Menu del Dia based on pintxos. Owned by a brit chef! In the same area, eat a Pincho Moruno at Cafe Iruña. Try also the Tramuntana and the Visenta.

In the Old Town go to the Bilbao, GureToki at Plaza Nueva. At Jardines St go to the Sasibil and try the foie. Also the Hatari has very good pintxos.At Santa Maria st go to the Gatz and try the tortilla de morcila. The Irritzi has very modern pintxos . See this blog rogereatslikeapig.com/blog/…

We usually don't eat of pintxos. We eat one at a bar with a glass of wine or beer chatting with friends then move to another and repeat but then we go to eat a menu. So don't stop at a bar. Move around, experiment and enjoy!

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8. Re: Taxi from Bilbao airport to Silken Gran Hotel Domine

For a drink, you can try the Splash&Crash of the Domine, the terrace of the Etxanobe restaurant, tha Abadia del GinTonic at Alameda Recalde... many places

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