ICES Annual Science Conference 2023

Practical information

Here is a selection of practical information to make your trip to the ASC in Bilbao, Spain as easy as possible.
​​​​​​​​​​Our conference venue

​ASC 2023 takes place in the Palacio Euskalduna (Euskalduna Jauregia in Basque). The Euskalduna Conference Centre is located beside the Estuary of Bilbao and built where the Euskalduna shipyards of Bilbao used to be. 

How to get to Euskalduna Conference Centre

By foot

The Palacio Euskalduna is centrally located on Avda. Abandoibarra in the zone of Abandoibarra. A walk to the Guggenheim Museum takes about 15 minute walk and the walk to Casco Viejo, the historical centre of the city, will take about 30 minutes. 

By public transport 

The conference venue is connected to the rest of the city by tram and the Bilbao Metro Lines 1 and 2. 

From the airport 

There are bus connections to the airport by Bizkaiabus​ which takes between 30 and 40 minutes from the airport to the conference venue. 


View accessibility guide of the venue​ on the conference website.


Bilbao has a vast array of hotels to cater for a range of tastes and budgets.

Please view a list of hotels​ in the vicinity of the ASC conference venue, which offer a favorable price to ASC participants.

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