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“EASY RIDER”

Bilbao subway system (Metro Bilbao)
GABORONE
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“EASY RIDER”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

With staying in Sepolana we took the Metro into Bilbao and it was a nice experience. The trains are fairly modern and run on time. Most of the route is above ground and so you can do some sightseeing from the trains. Very reasonably priced for the service on offer and very friendly staff to help with the ticket machines.

Visited June 2013
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“Bilbao Metro: How to travel with a Barik card”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

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

Visited May 2013
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Sparks, Nevada
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“Bilbao Metro”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

This mode of transportation used to be a lot cheaper, and I am not sure why they have raised the price so much, but it is clean, fast and very modern. It is very easy to use, and the ticket kiosks are in English as well as Euskera and Castillian.

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Bilbao metro”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Clean and efficient way to get around. Easy to use.

Visited May 2012
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New York City
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“Take Bilbao Metro to Basque Countryside : Don't Miss It !”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

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.

Visited November 2011
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