The ferry port of Bilbao in Spain is your gateway to England with the Bilbao to Portsmouth ferry crossing running about 3 times per week. The Bilbao to Portsmouth ferry route is operated by Brittany Ferries and the sailing itself is from around 23 hours 30 minutes.
Bilbao is a Spanish city situated in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. Bilbao ferry port is a hive of activity thanks to the economic development of the Basque Country and the natural resources exploited from quarries. Bilbao has become one the most important ports in Spain and also a good starting point for visiting the green northern coast. Bilbao is also famous for The Guggenheim Museum, which was inaugurated in 1997 and contains some of the most important temporary expositions of modern art.
Bilbao ferry port is close to the small village of Zierbena. To reach the port follow signs from the motorway to Portua and then Ferry. Zierbena lies approximately 13 miles (21km) to the west of Bilbao and is accessible from both the west via the A8 (Santander) and the east (Madrid, Barcelona and SW France).
The city centre of Bilbao can be reached in 20 minutes by car. Bilbao is 1 hour 30 minutes from the French border, 3 hours from Zaragoza, 4 hours from Madrid and 6 hours from Barcelona.
There are direct rail connections with the main Spanish cities and the entire Iberian Peninsula. The station can be found on Plaza Circular 2. Two daily trains operate to and from Madrid with a journey time of six hours if you take the afternoon train and seven if you take the night train.
For more information, please visit the Renfe website.
Terminal de Brittany Ferries, Puerto de Bilbao, Muelle A3, Zierbena 48508
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