The 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

EWTEC2023 | 3rd – 7th September 2023 in Bilbao, Spain


Bilbao is home to a range of other hotels, apartments and B&Bs, all within walking distance of the venue and the city centre. The official Bilbao tourism website has plenty of useful infromation including guidebookvirtual map and list hotels,

A list of hotels that are closest to the venue is currently under construction


Bilbao is well well connected by road and rail to the rest of  Spain. If travelling by land there is a network of railway lines in Bilbao, ample public transport options and quick and economical options to park your vehicle in either one of the many city centre car parks or one of the Park and Ride car parks. For those travelling by air Bilbao International Airport offers more than 600 flights weekly, linking directly and in an average of 1 to 3 hours, with Ámsterdam, Berlín, Bruselas, Dublín, Dusseldorf, Estambul, Frankfurt, Ginebra, Lisboa, Londres (Heathrow y Stansted) , Manchester, Milán, Munich, Oslo, Paris (Charles De Gaulle y Orly), Praga, Roma, Stuttgart, Venecia, Napoles, Lisboa, Oporto, Florencia etc. It also offers connections with the main cities in Spain. For those wishing to travel by water, the Port of Bilbao makes the Cantabrian Sea an authentic highway to the city entrance with a regular ferry from the United Kingdom. The ferries transport people and vehicles three times per week on the Portsmouth-Bilbao-Portsmouth route, with two different ferries: the Cap Finistère and the Baie de Seine. These ferries, operated by Brittany Ferries, moor 20 minutes from the centre of Bilbao on the Zierbena Dock (pier A3). The journey takes 24 or 32 hours depending on the day of the week. There is also a Portsmouth-Roscoff-Bilbao route.

See the following links for more information on transportation by car, bus, train, aeroplane and ferry.