Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry

The Brittany Ferries Bilbao Portsmouth ferry crossing between Spain and England is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 23 hours 30 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 3 times per week.

The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.

Route and port details

Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Spain to England page.

Bilbao - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 23 hr 30 min
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Average Bilbao Portsmouth Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Bilbao Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.

Bilbao Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Impressed"

    Found it to be very pleasant. My daughter loved it lots to keep them occupied. Yes very good

    'Sharon' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Pleasant journey"

    Food was very good, shops adequate, the cabin was comfortable, the shower nice and hot and sleeping was no problem. The only negative was that there was a persistent smell of urine around the toilet - possibly not properly cleaned or maybe it leaked. Cabin 872 I think (number ended in 72, I'm sure, it was on Level 8)

    'Malcolm' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Great as ever....and we saw whales"

    Great trip....great staff.....saw some whales which made it even better. See you next year.

    'Jon' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Ferry"

    We had a good trip on the ferry. The cabin was nice and clean, there was a good choice of food and drink, although the prices are a bit expensive. No complaints at all.

    'Trevor' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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Bilbao Guide

The Spanish city of Bilbao, located in the autonomous region of the Basque Country, lies in the north central part of Spain and is around 14km to the south of the Bay of Biscay, where the estuary of Bilbao is formed. The city is the capital of the province of Biscay and is the main commercial and cultural hub of northern Spain. One of the main drivers behind the city's reputation is the Guggenheim Museum which draws visitors in to the city who then find out for themselves the other interesting attractions the city has on offer. The city's location makes it the perfect port of entry to the northern Iberian Peninsular and to south west France.

The city's port lies on the Bilbao Abra Bay, and along the Estuary of Bilbao in Biscay (the Basque Country). The port's main facilities can be found in the Santurtzi and Zierbena municipalities, approximately 15 km west of Bilbao. Brittany Ferries operate the Portsmouth to Bilbao route, with their boat, the MV Cap Finistère.

Portsmouth Guide

The city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The city, which lies on the English Channel coast, has a long and illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that goes back centuries. The city was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the world's first ever dry dock in the 15th century, which is still in use today. The city is still an important base for the Royal Navy and is home to a number of important historical ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

Portsmouth was significantly bombed during the Second World War because of its strategic importance, and as a result the city is a mix of old and new buildings with some of the most historic areas being the Hard and the Point. The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.

Ferry services from the city's port depart to Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.