Bilbao, a strategic location
AT THE HEART OF GLOBAL TRADE
Connected to the world by air, sea, land and high-speed data. Bilbao has the perfect strategic location. Located in the Bay of Biscay, the city is at the center of the main North-South European transport route as well as the emerging East-West corridor.
CONNECTED BY AIR
With direct flights to Europe’s main capital cities, the world’s top business hubs can all be easily accessed from the International Airport of Bilbao.
CONNECTED BY SEA
Accommodating freight and passenger transport, the port of Bilbao is the largest of the Bay of Biscay. Continually undergoing investment and expansion, the port handles more than 80,000 cruise passengers and up to 34.200 tons of merchandise every year.
CONNECTED BY LAND
Bilbao’s high-capacity road network stretches across the region, connecting to Europe’s main road networks. Along these, Madrid can be reached in just 4 hours and Paris in 8 hours.
CONNECTED BY RAILWAY – HIGH SPEED TRAIN (TAV)
With connections to Spanish and European rail networks, Bilbao’s new high-speed rail will get you to Lisbon, Madrid and Paris in record times. Businesses will also be able to transport goods across the continent quicker than ever.
Once complete, the Abando High Speed Train Station will also provide new opportunity spaces for business – right at the heart of the city.
CONNECTED BY DATA
Global business can be accessed via super-fast internet. The fastest optic fiber connection between the US and Europe runs 4,000 miles below the ocean from Bilbao to Virginia. This is capable of transmitting 160 terabytes per second – 16 million times faster than standard internet speeds.