Bilbao by Car
A network of motorways and highways converges on Bilbao. The city can be reached by the A8, which is connected to Donostia-San Sebastian and the French border at Irun, and by the A68, which connects with Barcelona and the A7 along the Mediterranean coast. Bilbao is connected to Burgos by the A68 and to Valladolid by the Autovía de Castilla (Castile Freeway). From there the Autovia del Norte (Northern Freeway) leads to Madrid. Bilbao is connected to Santander by the Autovía del Cantábrico (Cantabrian Freeway).
Approximate time to city:
From Santander - 1 hour; San Sebastian - 1 hour 15 minutes; Burgos - 1 hour 30 minutes; Valladolid - 2 hours 30 minutes; Madrid - 4 hours; Barcelona - 5 hour 30 minutes