In rural Durango, Basque Country, only 30 mins from Bilbao
Getting here & getting around 43.152803, -2.618242
There are two exits near the house from the AP8 motorway which goes from Bilbao to San Sebastián, at either Abadiño Elorrio if you are coming from San Sebastián, or Durango if you are coming from Bilbao. It takes about 30 minutes on the motorway from Bilbao, and around 50 minutes from San Sebastián. You can also come along the pretty coastal road from San Sebastián (N634) until Zumaia, and then take the motorway inland.
If you are coming from Vitoria or anywhere south or east of there, (Madrid, Barcelona) you will need to take the N240 towards Durango and go over the Urkiola pass, then down to Durango where we are 2.5 kms outside town, near the village centre of Abadiño. (1 km from house).
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
From Bilbao airport: Take airport bus to the Termibus bus station, and then catch the A3923 to Elorrio, which leaves on the hour until 21.00 (22.00 on Saturday). Get off at Abadiño Zelaieta, 5 or 6 stops after Durango and 10 mins' walk from house. Bus takes about an hour. There is a display panel on the bus to show names of stops, and we can meet you at the bus stop the first time. You can also get buses to Durango, leaving more frequently, and catch a taxi or walk 30 mins on a country road to house.
Last buses from Bilbao: 22,00 for Elorrio (A3923)
or 22.30 for Eibar (A3911) which stops in Matiena, about 20 mins from house
By train: see www.thetrainline.com
We are on the Euskotren Bilbao - San Sebastián line, with around two services an hour depending on the time of day. The train takes about 40 minutes from Bilbao, and 1.50 minutes from San Sebastián. Nearest station is Traña Matiena, (about 20 mins' walk to the house) or else Durango (about 30 mins' walk from this station to the house). We can meet you the first time, or you can catch a bus to taxi from Durango.
Last train from Bilbao (Elgoibar train) Mon to Fri 22.28 from Zazpikaleak (old town) Sat 23.48, 1.48
Taxis: there is a taxi rank by the train station in Durango. It is 3 kms to the house, and costs about 8,00. We have numbers for local taxi drivers who will come to the house to collect you and take you back for evenings out etc.