2nd International Winter School on Big Data

Bilbao, Spain, February 8-12, 2016

Travel, Venue, and Accommodation for BigDat 2016

How to reach Bilbao

By plane to Bilbao airport

General view

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By plane to Santander (low cost) airport

Santander Airport is located in the municipality of Camargo. Alsa links Santander Airport to different locations in the north of Spain including Bilbao. Buses stop at the airport provided that travellers have bought tickets in advance. For make a reservation with Alsa, please visit the link. There are about 80km, it takes 1h30min. and the ticket is about €7.

By plane to San Sebastián airport

The airport web pages give detailed information about flights, airlines, directions and transport. The airport is located in the municipality of Hondarribia. There are several busses to San Sebastián (price €1.65), then from here to Bilbao there are many options.

By train, by bus, by car

If you decide to visit the surroundings, the following links could be useful


The event will be held in DeustoTech, located in the campus of Deusto University, downtown Bilbao.
43°16'19.0"N 2°56'23.0"W

Accommodation Information for BigDat 2016

Colegio Mayor Deusto (student hostel in the Deusto University campus)

Colegio Mayor Deusto- Deusto Ikastetxe Nagusia, Camino Ugasko 7 – 48014 Bilbao
Tel.: 94 475 92 00.
Fax: 94 476 29 56.
Checkin only after 14:00.

  • there are available up to 30 rooms, on a first come first served basis;
  • to make the reservation, send to florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat: name/passport number/address/room option;
  • Prices are per night and include breakfast as well;
  • Other suggestions will be available in due time.

Room options [€]
single with dinner41.95
double with dinner62.95

The rooms have bathroom, Internet connection, telephone. Sheets and towels are provided and changed once a week. Rooms are cleaned twice a week.

Residence-Hostel Ría de Bilbao

Room options [€]
double individual use47

Residencia Blas de Otero

  • Disponibility: 30 rooms
  • breakfast 4.50€ not included
  • Reservations here
  • prices for BigDat already include 10% discount
  • payment on check-in

Other useful links