The cheapest times to fly from BIO to IPL are

  • October 22nd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 24th and January 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BIO to IPL is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $8731 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $8679 for Monday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to El Centro

Flying from Bilbao (BIO) to El Centro, CA (IPL) will usually cost between $8679 to $8721 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $8683. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $8714. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $31 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $8703 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BIO to IPL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BIO to IPL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BIO to IPL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BIO to IPL flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Bilbao. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.95, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IPL. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to El Centro. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $15 (0%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $8684. Return trip prices are from the IPL to BIO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BIO to IPL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BIO to IPL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from IPL
  • Usually 91.76% less expensive than IPL
  • 2-layover flights available

See BIO to SNA flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from IPL
  • Usually 90.01% less expensive than IPL
  • 1-layover flights available

See BIO to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from IPL
  • Usually 88.93% less expensive than IPL
  • 2-layover flights available

See BIO to ONT flights


Flight Hacking BIO to IPL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BIO to IPL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (BIO > LAX > IPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $659
  • Average savings: $8045 (92.43%)

See BIO to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (BIO > SFO > IPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1042
  • Average savings: $7661 (88.03%)

See BIO to LAX flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (BIO > ORD > IPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1046
  • Average savings: $7657 (87.98%)

See BIO to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BIO to IPL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Mokulele Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Imperial County Airport to Bilbao Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5676 miles or 9135 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BIO to IPL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BIO to IPL flight is about 11 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Bilbao and El Centro, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from BIO to IPL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBIO
Origination airport nameBilbao Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIPL
Destination airport nameImperial County Airport
CityEl Centro, CA
Countrythe United States


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