How to get there


The AAL Forum 2018 is taking place in BILBAO.between 24 and 26 September at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Abandoibarra Etorb., 4, 48011 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain.

The Euskalduna is the perfect venue for lively, interactive discussion and debate, the venue also boasts a substantial exhibition space, where more than 40 cutting edge active ageing solutions will be on display and available to test


By Air

Situated some 12 kilometres outside the city, Bilbao international airport is the air transport hub of the northern peninsula, with flights to the main cities in Spain and the major European destinations. The airport is linked to the city by the A3247 bus route, which goes to the Termibus station and has stops in Plaza Moyúa square, in Gran Vía 79 and in Alameda Rekalde 11. The fare is €1.45. The buses run from 5.20 am to 10 pm (from Bilbao) and from 6.20 am to midnight (from the airport). Estimated travel time between Bilbao and the airport: 10-15 minutes. Contact: +34 946125555.

By bus

From the Termibus bus station, located in the heart of the city centre, there are a number of different coach companies that provide regional, national and international services. There are direct connections to Bilbao and San Sebastián.

By train

The Bilbao-Abando station is a departure and arrival point for Renfe long-distance trains, offering daily services to Madrid and Barcelona and connections to Logroño, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Salamanca, Malaga, A Coruña, Vigo, Burgos, León and Segovia.Abando also has three Cercanías suburban railway lines (C1, C2 and C3) that connect Bilbao and its metropolitan area with the territory of Bizkaia and some towns in Álava.Renfe Spain PassThis pass allows non-residents to travel around Spain by train. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 journeys. More information: Renfe Spain Pass

By sea

Ferry: A regular ferry line –the Cap Finistère– arrives at the port of Santurtzi from England. Twice a week it carries people and vehicles from the city of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. The port can be reached by city bus from Plaza Jado square on the C-1 suburban train line and by road on the AP-8 motorway.

Cruises: Getxo, only 10 kilometres from the centre of Bilbao (accessible by metro to the Neguri station, and on bus routes 3411 and 3413), is an embarkation and disembarkation port for the cruise lines MSC Cruceros, Iberocruceros and Pullmantur.



The Euskalduna Conference Centre is located in the city centre of Bilbao (address) only a few steps away from all the main attractions of the city and its main hotels.

The building was designed by architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios to resemble a ship under construction, because it stands on the site formerly occupied by the Euskalduna shipyard. It won the Enric Miralles award for architecture at the 6th Spanish Architecture Biennial in 2001. 

The building contains a range of venues for meetings and entertainment purposes (an auditorium, congress halls, meeting rooms, offices, foyers and a splendid exhibition hall) along with service areas featuring storage space, cloakrooms, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, etc.

Euskalduna was awarded in 2003 as the best word’s conference centre.


Here you have some recommendations on nearest hotels to the venue

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