Hotels & Travel

This year's EAIE Autumn Academy will take place at the University of Deusto located at Calle Ramón Rubial 1, Bilbao. There are several flights and trains connecting Bilbao to cities throughout Europe. Make sure to check the range of different accommodation options in close proximity to the venue.


The hotels below are located within a maximum 15-minute walk to the academy venue, the University of Deusto. They are recommended because of their close proximity to the academy venue and reasonable rates.

As the EAIE only handles academy registrations, you are kindly requested to book your accommodation yourself. Please be aware that all reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card on the first day of your stay.

  • Hotel Miro is a four star hotel and is located three minutes away from the academy venue.
  • Hotel NH Deusto has a three star rating and from this hotel it takes nine minutes to reach the academy venue.
  • Hotel Ercilla is a four star hotel and is situated right in the city centre, 12 minutes away from the academy venue.
  • Hotel Melia Bilbao has four stars and from this hotel it takes four minutes to reach the academy venue.

Travel to Bilbao

Bilbao is well connected and easy to reach from all major European cities. If flying to the city, the Bilbao airport is the largest airport in the Basque Country and northern Spain.

Travel from the airport to Bilbao

By bus

Bilbao airport is situated 12 kilometres from the city centre and is well connected to it by public transport. From the terminal building there are buses running every 20 minutes to the centre and the journey takes around 20 minutes. The busses stop at Alameda Recalde, which is close to hotel Ercilla and hotel Miró. They also stop at Gran Via, which is within walking distance to hotel Meliá, hotel NH Deusto and the Academy venue. The ticket price for a single journey is €1.45.

By taxi

Travelling from the airport to Bilbao city centre takes around 20 minutes and the average taxi fare will be around €24. Regulated and metered taxis operate from the airport, and they can be found at the taxi rank.

Travelling around the city

There are a number of ways to travel around Bilbao including:

  • By tram: to reach the academy venue the closest stop is ‘Guggenheim’
  • By metro: to arrive to the academy venue please stop at ‘Moyua’ and exit towards ‘Ercilla-Guggenheim’
  • By bus: the bus terminal in Bilbao offers a centralised and accessible service, offering connections to the rest of the urban and metropolitan transportations within the city and to national and international destinations. Please see the Termibus website for more information.
  • By train: please visit the Euskotren website and the FEVE and Renfe Cercanías commuter train website for more information about schedules and ticket prices.