To see the best (and worst) times to visit, please read our reviews of our recommended places to stay
NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.
THE BASQUE COUNTRY: BY AIR
Fly into Bilbao, Biarritz (in France), Santander or Asturias, all international airports, or Vitoria, Logroño or Pamplona (domestic flights only).
From the UK: carriers include EasyJet, Vueling and Ryanair
Within Europe: try Lufthansa, EasyJet, Iberia, Air France and Vueling.
By boat from the UK: Brittany Ferries sails from Portsmouth to Bilbao. The journey takes 24 hours. Early booking is recommended. They also sail to Santander from Bilbao from Plymouth and Portsmouth.
For car hire see our car rental recommendations.