Bizkaia Aretoa is a modern conference centre of the University of the Basque Country located in the downtown Bilbao. The building, located in one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao by the Nervion river, just in front of the renowned Guggenheim Museum, provides a unique opportunity to combine Excellent Science with Fine Art and Cuisine.

Bizkai Aretoa

Bilbao Bizkaia Aretoa
Avenida Abandoibarra, 3
48009 Bilbao

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Participant must make their own accommodation arrangements.

The are several hotels within walking distance of the venue. A list of recommended hotels with discounted rates will be available soon.

It is strongly recommended to book your accommodation well in advance, as Bilbao is a popular vacation destination in July.


Bilbao airport is well connected to main EU and Spanish cities. Upon arrival at the airport, you can use one
the following options to reach the city center.

By bus

Bizkaibus Line A3247 operates from 6:15AM to 12PM every 30 minutes, connecting the Airport with the center of the city in just 15 minutes. There is a customer services desk and ticket office at the arrivals level of the airport. Ticket can be acquired directly in the bus. One-way ticket costs 1.45€. More info here.

By taxi

There are taxis readily available at the arrivals level of the airport. The price from the airport to Bilbao is aprox. 30€.
You can reserve your taxi in advance here.

About the Area

Bilbao is a modern and dynamic city whose overall business atmosphere contrasts with various tourist attractions, including landmark Guggenheim museum, various places of the Basque cultural heritage and the world-renowned centres of contemporary haute cuisine.

Check here the info about the many things to do and to see in Bilbao and its area.