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-    Welcome message

-    Getting to Bilbao / Deusto Hall of Residence (“Colegio Mayor Deusto”)

-    Getting to the University of Deusto Campus (School of Law)

-    Accommodation details

-    Information about the city of Bilbao

-    Other useful information

-    Welcome message

Dear IP-participant,

We are looking forward to host you in Bilbao and in our University. The first day we will provide you with a folder containing a Bilbao Street map (paper version), a tourist guide as well as academic information.

Nonetheless, here you will find some practical and useful information about Bilbao, accommodation details, public transports, etc.

Please, check our FAQ section in the General Information Section.

Have a nice trip!

Thank you.

IP-2008 Secretariat

Université de Liège

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-    Getting to Bilbao / Deusto Hall of Residence (“Colegio Mayor Deusto”)

By plane. From Bilbao Airport.

Bilbao Airport (which international code is BIO) is also known as Sondika Airport, Loiu Airport or simply “La Paloma”.

After taking your baggage at the Airport Terminal, follow the EXIT indications. Once outside, you have two options: you can take a taxi OR the Airport bus.

-        Taxi. The taxi fare from the Airport to the Colegio Mayor Deusto (remember the address: Barrio Ugasco, 7, 48014 Bilbao) could be up to 25€ (normally, it is 20€). You will see the taxi stop after the Exit doors.

-        Airport Bus. It is a good option. The ticket bus is 1,25 €. If you want to take the Bus, after crossing the Terminal Exit doors, go ahead, cross the street (where taxis park), go downstairs and turn on your right. At the end of this little sidewalk, you will find the bus stop (there is a yellow roof next to the stop). This bus departs from the Airport each 20/30 minutes. For more information about the time table, click here (pdf file). Get off the bus at the second stop (Gran Vía: Gobierno Civil/Subdelegación del Gobierno). It is near “Plaza de Moyúa”. There is a fast food on the right. Then you can:

a) Take a taxi at “Plaza de Moyúa” (5€, aprox.), the taxi stop is near Hotel Carlton;

      b) Walk till the Colegio Mayor. Check this map for more indications;

      c) You can also try the Metro to get to Deusto neighbourhood, and then walk till the Colegio

      Mayor. If you choose this option, take the Metro at Plaza the Moyúa and get off at

      “Deusto” Station . Check this map for more indications.

By bus. From Bilbao Termibus (Bus Station).

You can take a taxi (10 €, aprox.), the tramway (get off at “Abandoibarra”, near Zubiarte Commercial Center) or the Metro (get off at “Deusto” Station).

By train. From RENFE Bilbao-Abando (Train Station).

You can take a taxi (10 €, aprox.), the tramway (take it at C/ Navarra -“Abando” Stop- and get off at “Abandoibarra”, near Zubiarte Commercial Center) or the Metro (inside the Train Station, take the Metro at “Abando” Station and get off at “Deusto” Station).

By road (car).

Check the Mayorhood web page ( . Select English / Tourism / How to get There / By road. You will need a Street Map. Check “Information about the city of Bilbao” Section.


-    Getting to the University of Deusto Campus (School of Law)

How do I get to the “University of Deusto”? How do I get to the  “School of Law”?

The Colegio Mayor Deusto (CMD) is next to the University (UD). Both of them can be easily found in any Street/Location map. Check the UD location map for a general overview.

Getting to the University Campus from the CMD is quite easy. In fact, there is a direct access from the CMD to the UD. You can check the campus plan for more details.

How do I get to the IP-Room(s)?

You will be punctually informed of the exact Room(s) of the IP. Anyway, remember that the first day of the IP-Programme (17th September) you will be picked up at the CMD in order to assist to the Opening of the course.


-    Accommodation Details

Colegio Mayor Deusto (Deusto Hall of residence)

You will be hosted at the Colegio Mayor Deusto (CMD) during the whole IP. The CMD was totally renewed in 2003 and it offers top-quality accommodation facilities for students, researchers and even lecturers.

The IP-Secretariat will arrange full board accommodation for all IP-participants. It includes: three meals (self-service regime) a day, single room (with own WC, washbowl and shower / bedclothes and towels / phone –ask for your direct room phone number you can also buy pre-paid phone cardsat the reception desk / piped music / internet connection / access to a common room with TV, iron machine, daily press), internet access (LAN in your room, ask for a cable and your room-Internet IP at the reception desk / and Wifi in common places: cafeteria, study rooms, etc.), computer room (provided with printers), self laundry service, cafeteria, 24 h reception service, Chapel, Gym, Library, Study and work-group rooms, daily press...

Meals hours

       Breakfast (7:15 – 9:15), Lunch (13:15 – 14:45), Dinner (20:30 – 21:45).

       Meals hours (specially Breakfast) may change on Saturdays and Sundays.

       Ask for any changes at the reception desk.

Full Address

       Colegio Mayor Deusto - Deusto Ikastetxe Nagusia. Bº Ugasko 7 - 48014 Bilbao

       P.O. Box 20037 - 48080 Bilbao. Tlfn.: +34 94 475 92 00. Fax: +34 94 476 29 56.


More information (including room/building pictures) at (English) Services / Accommodation / Deusto Hall of Residence


-    Information about the city of Bilbao

Street Maps

       Reduced version of Bilbao City Map.

       Full Street Map ( 1.2 Mb)


Bilbao enjoys a highly useful public transport service. Besides the “taxi option”, there are: Metro, Tramway, Bus. It is recommended to use the Creditrans bonus (you can buy them at Metro and Tram Stations). For more information, check Bilbao City Hallweb, (English) Tourism / “To move around Bilbao”.

Culture, Gastronomy and Tourism

From the “Colegio Mayor Deusto” you can walk to the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts. There is also a cinema at the Zubiarte Commercial Center.

The Arriaga Theatre is a very good option (in “Casco Viejo”, Tramway: Abando Station).

Do not leave Bilbao without trying the “pintxos”. Classic Pintxos Bars are in “Casco Viejo”, but

in the Deusto neighbourhood you will find good ones too.

For more information, check Bilbao City Hall web,  / English / Tourism


-    Other Useful Information

Health care

As other EU member States, Spain enjoys a universal health care system. Anyway, remember to bring your health care documents: European Health Insurance Card EHIC (formerly E111) or your private insurance information.


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