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Nearest travel links

Airport Bilbao (BIO) 20 km
Ferry Bilbao (Santurce) 15 km
Train station Sopelana 1.5 km
Car Car advised

Activities near Sopelana

Sports Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

How to get there


By road

Bilbao is connected with Donostia-San Sebastián and Vitoria-Gasteiz by the A-8 and AP-68 respectively. Likewise, it is connected with Santander by the Autovia del Cantabrico dual carriageway and with Burgos, and Zaragoza by the A-68.


Bilbao has an important bus station called Garellano, with service of bus, Metro Bilbao, tram and the local train, which connect the capital with the main capitals of the State as well as the nearest areas. Bus companies available in Termibus: La Unión, Billman bus, Eurobus, Alsa Grupo, Continental Auto, Vibasa/Socitransa, Bizkaibus, Alsa Enatcar, Pesa and Atlassib. City busses travel all over the neighbourhoods of Bilbao.

By train

Renfe at the Abando station offers all long-distance lines. Local services to Laudio/Llodio-Orduña, Muskiz, Sestao-Santurtzi-Portugalete, etc. Plaza Circular, 2. Phone: 94. 423 86 35. Feve, from Santander station, connects Bilbao with Santander and the rest of the northern coast. Calle Bailén, 2. Phone: 94 423 22 66. EuskoTren, from the Atxuri station, connects Bilbao with Donostia-San Sebastian and with Gernika and Bermeo on the coast of Bizkaia. Calle Atxuri, 6-8. Phone: 94 433 95 00

By air

Bilbao International Airport, located in Loiu (10 km away from the capital), is considered the head of the North Peninsula. Flights offered by 13 European airline companies. 400 planes take off during the week with direct flights to the main cities of the State and European capitals.

By the sea

Twice a week company Brittany Ferries connect Portsmouth with Bilbao.


By road

Departing from Bilbao take the A-8 or the N-637 (through the Artxanda tunnels) to Getxo. Connect with the BI-637 towards Leioa-Getxo-Plentzia. Once in Getxo drive on the Uribe Costa corridor to Sopelana. Departing from Donostia-San Sebastián take the A-8 towards Bilbao and take the exit 19. Drive on the N-637 (Txorierri corridor) to Getxo. Once there, connect with the Uribe Costa corridor to Sopelana. From Vitoria-Gasteiz take the N-622 and once in Altube drive on the AP-68 to Bilbao. Then, take the A-8 towards Getxo and finally link up with the Uribe Costa corridor to Sopelana.

By bus

EuskoTren, Bizkaibus and J.M. Vigiola offer services from/to Sopelana.

By train

Bilbao underground system has two stops in the area: Larrabasterra and Sopelana.


Keep on BI-637 direction to Plentzia, just after you pass two petrol stations at both sides of the road, then take the first crossing to the left (Atxabiribil beach signalled) and after 800 metres you will see Sopelmar to your right hand side. Enjoy the seaside view. The numbers of the houses the private driveways lead to are clearly signalled by each driveway.

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