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Bilbao subway system (Metro Bilbao)

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Address: c/ Navarra 2 | Bilbao, Spain
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+34 944 25 40 25

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Modern Travel

This is a very modern system which is easy to use and very clean. It covers most of the city and unlike Madrid's metro, there are lifts and escalator's to get in and out. Trains... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2015
tony b
Lliria, Spain
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Lliria, Spain
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284 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a very modern system which is easy to use and very clean. It covers most of the city and unlike Madrid's metro, there are lifts and escalator's to get in and out. Trains are clean but you do have to wait as the service is not that regular.

Thank tony b
San Jose
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

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.

Thank Lisa C
Berkeley, California
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

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.

1 Thank Robert C
Dublin, Ireland
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164 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

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.

Thank Les D
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111 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Metro is great and cheap and it goes to the seaside at Plentzia, maybe the Northern line could be extended? We did find it quite hot travelling the other day, but nothing like the Underground.

Thank TheAdmiralLondon
Hampshire, UK
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385 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

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... More 

2 Thank grafran
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Really efficient, cheap service which is often accessed by the now-famous, Norman Foster plastic 'snail' entrances. You can buy the equivalent of an 'oyster' card which can be used on the metro, trams, funicular or hanging bridge. You can access the city and, if you want, it will take you right along both west and east bank of the river... More 

1 Thank zorionak48
Galati, Romania
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

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 :)

2 Thank Mariana B
Hendaye, France
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

We like small metro systems. This one is fast, cheap, clean and safe. The centre of Bilbao isn't very large and can easliy be walked across, but when your legs get tired, hit the metro. Day Pass under €5

Thank Pistache323
Vientiane Laos
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We were in Bilbao for a few days and the weather was perfect... we decided it would be nice to venture to the beach. Metro made it so easy 3.50 Euro return ticket for the day to travel from city centre Abando to Sopelana. It's less than a mile from the station to the waters edge, and the tourist information... More 

1 Thank DrGribbles

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