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3175 Km
3 hour 50 min
Bilbao Airport

Transportation to Alexandria Airport from the City Center

Borg El Arab Airport

The easiest ways to get to Borg El Arab International Airport from Alexandria city center are to take a taxi, use hotel shuttle service or rent a car. Since the traffic in Alexandria can be very heavy, you have to be careful and take the road a bit earlier in order not to miss your flight.


You can easily get to Borg El Arab International Airport in about 1 hour by getting on a taxi in the city center. It is suggested that you get on a familiar taxi or ask your hotel to call a reliable taxi for you. You should definitely agree on the fare before getting on a taxi. You can bargain.

Hotel Shuttle

Some hotels in Alexandria offer airport shuttle service for their guests. You can benefit from this service, which is safer than taxis, by making a reservation in advance.

Car Rental

If you have rented a car for your travel, you can arrive at Borg El Arab International Airport in maximum 1 hour under normal traffic conditions by following a straight route through Mehwar Al-Ta’ameir and turning left from the airport turnaround.

Airport Information

Alexandria International Airport is located 7 km southeast of Alexandria city center. Alexandria International Airport has been closed because of major renovations since 2013 and all traffic has been transferred to Borg El Arab International Airport which is located 40 km southeast of the city. Borg El Arab International Airport, which previously offered service for domestic flights and cargo aircrafts, has been undertaking airline traffic of Alexandria and Nile Delta since 2013.

In addition to the airplanes flying from Turkey, Central Asia and North Africa, cargo aircrafts also land at Borg El Arab Airport. The airport, which is located 40 km of Alexandria city center, has all fundamental facilities despite of not being a large airport. At the airport, there are many facilities such as a lounge, duty-free shop, various stores selling souvenirs and clothes and a few cafes.

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

El Nouzha Airport

In order to get directly to El Nouzha Airport, which is only seven kilometers from the city center of Alexandria, you have to prefer private means of transportation as there are no direct means of public transportation. Therefore, you have to either take a taxi or use the transfer service of your hotel.


You can use the taxi to get directly from Alexandria city center, 7 seven kilometers from El Nouzha Airport, but remember that no flights are operated to this airport as of 2017. If the airport reopens to flights again in the future, you can reach El Nouzha Airport by taxi from Alexandria city in a maximum of 10 minutes.

Airport Information

El Nouzha International Airport, located in Alexandria, Egypt, served a total of over 1 million passengers in 2009. El Nouzha Airport, located seven kilometers south east of Alexandria city center, is closed since 2010, so all flights to and from here are routed to the Borg El Arab Airport, which is 40 kilometers southwest of Alexandria and has been the main airport of Alexandria since 2011. Some of the airline companies that have direct flights to Borg El Arab Airport are Turkish Airlines (Istanbul Atatürk), Saudia (Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh), Nile Air (Jeddah, Kuwait, Yanbu), FlyEgypt (Cairo, Dubai, Medina, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Kuwait), Aegean Airlines (Athens) and so on.

Last Updated: 09 Aug 2017

Transportation to Bilbao City Center from Airport

The airport is located 13 kilometers away from the city center in Bilbao, which is situated in the north of Spain and considered as one of the most important cities of the country. Buses, cars, taxi and car rental are among the various transportation alternatives to reach the city center from Bilbao Airport, which is one of the most important transportation hubs for the region, although it is not a very big airport.

In Bilbao, if you want to reach the central points in the city center from the airport, you can take advantage of the private shuttle services that serve within the city and you can also benefit from the shuttle service provided by your hotel (if any), or you can even rent a limousine as a more luxurious transfer service. Almost all of these options in the city are comfortable and practical. Moreover, the price of many transportation alternatives other than limousines and private shuttles is very affordable in the city.

If you want, you can easily reach from Bilbao Airport to the central places such as San Sebastian, Zarautz, Arrasate and Bergara in the immediate vicinity of the city. In Bilbao, it is possible to reach all of these places that are both in the city center and the surrounding area. At Bilbao Airport, almost all facilities are offered to the passengers to help them experience a comfortable flight experience.

Bilbao Airport has a big duty-free shopping store where you can do shopping after security control and the Sibarium Delicatessen where you can eat while you wait for your flight or after your flight. Those who don't want to compromise on comfort can enjoy their time on wide armchairs in the private passenger lounge that has been specially designed at the airport. Here you can read newspapers and magazines while enjoying the tastes specially prepared for you, as well as you can take advantage of the free internet service and carry out your online transactions.

Las Lilas shopping store is also available at the airport. Here you can buy various accessories and souvenirs. Derio and Pans & Company are among the places that serve for those who want to taste the delicious food from both Spanish and world cuisines at Bilbao Airport.

After getting some snacks here, you can board your plane or you can head for the city center after your flight. In Bilbao, the most economical option among the alternatives you can prefer to reach the city center from the airport is the bus. However, if you want to travel more comfortably and time-independently, you can also rent a car easily from the offices of car rental companies at the airport.

If you are planning to travel by car for transportation to the city center from the airport, you can follow the signposts that will take you towards the city center after you leave the airport. Bilbao Airport has available parking spaces special for the passengers who want to travel by their car from the airport to the city center.


It is possible to go from Bilbao Airport to the city center and other major central points around the city by taking the buses that wait the passengers in front of the airport terminal building. The buses that you can prefer to travel from Bilbao Airport to the central places run between 06:15 and 00:00 at the airport. The buses to the airport from the city center are available between 05:25 and 21:55 if you want to travel by these buses.

The buses in both directions depart every 30 minutes and they are one of the most economical option in Bilbao to reach the airport from the city center as well as you can get to the city center from the airport. The amount you need to pay to get on a bus is 1.40 Euros. Bus ticket costs only 0.57 Euro for the passengers over 65.

You can also take the buses to reach San Sebastian and Zarautz areas from the airport. The buses running on this route depart every hour. The buses on this route run between 07:45 and 23:45 on weekdays (except holidays) and they run between 06:45 and 23:34 in the weekend and on holidays. Ticket price per passenger to get on the buses running on this route is 16.45 Euros for San Sebastian and 14.25 Euros for Zarautz.

The third bus route departing from the airport is the route on Arrasate, Bergara and Eibar. The buses departing from the airport on this route first leave at 07:15. The last bus from Arrasate to the airport departs from the airport at 21:15. Ticket price you need to pay to take the advantage of this route is 11.90 Euros between Arrasate and Bilbao Airport. It costs 10.30 Euros from the airport to Bergara and 7.85 Euros from the airport to Eibar.


You can reach Bilbao city center, which is 13 kilometers away from the airport, in about 20 minutes by driving through the N-637 highway. The highways in Bilbao are very well-maintained and tidy as they are in many other cities of Europe. Therefore, traveling by your cars in the city is extremely comfortable and enjoyable. However, if you don't know much about the city and the roads, it is advisable to get navigation before leaving the airport. In this way you can easily find your way around the city without having any difficulty.


As another alternative, you can also reach the city center in 10-15 minutes by taking one of the taxis waiting at the terminal gates of Bilbao Airport. Taking a taxi in Bilbao is known as one of the best options for the visitors who have come to the city for the first time. You don't have a chance to bargain with the taxi driver in Bilbao, yet the taxi fare you need to pay does not cost that much for transportation to the city center. You need to pay taxi fare in Euros in Bilbao. For this reason, it would be a good idea to exchange your money into Euros at the airport if you haven't taken some with you.

Taxi drivers may also accept payment in US Dollars; however, you may have to pay a little more compared to paying in Euro due to the exchange rate differences. If you want to get information before your journey to the city on the phone, you can contact airport taxis by calling 944 448 888.

Private Shuttle Services

If this is your first visit to Bilbao, you can book your seat in one of the private shuttle services to make your transportation in the city much easier. Majority of these shuttle services, which pick their passengers up in front of the airport terminal, are provided by the hotels in the city. Before your journey to the airport, you can contact your hotel to get detailed information about the times and fees of shuttle services (if any) and make a reservation in advance.

Rent a car

Renting a car in Bilbao is one of the most frequently preferred options for transportation between the airport and the city center, just as in many other cities. Driving in Bilbao is also very enjoyable thanks to the well-organized routes of the city and the smooth traffic in the city. If you book a car before arriving in Bilbao, you can complete car rental procedures much more easily compared to renting a car upon your arrival in the city.

In the city, Europcar, AVIS, Hertz and Sixt are among the companies you can rent a car to take the road. You can also rent a car from Enterprise in the city after completing the short procedures. Please make sure you have a valid driver's license with you if you are planning to rent a car in Bilbao.


Limousine and other luxury vehicles are also at the service of Bilbao passengers. This option is usually preferred by the travelers coming to the city for business trips, as well as by those who don't want to drive a car. There are not many options for renting luxury cars and limousines in the city, but you can make online reservation by contacting the companies providing this service and enjoy the luxury of these vehicles waiting for you in front of the airport terminal. Some hotels in the city also provide luxury car and limousine service to their guests. While planning your travel, you can get in touch with your hotel in advance to get information about luxury car or limousine transfer, and you can easily make your reservation if they provide such a service. By this means, you can get the car you have booked with or without a driver ready at the gate when you arrive at Bilbao Airport.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

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Which airports can I use for Alexandria-Bilbao flights?

For Alexandria-Bilbao flights, you can use Borg El Arab Airport, El Nouzha Airport as departure airport, and Bilbao Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Alexandria-Bilbao and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Alexandria-Bilbao is 3174 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 3 hour 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Alexandria-Bilbao flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Alexandria-Bilbao flights is Monday.

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