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.
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.
A good trip, lucky with the weather, a calm ride, slept like a baby, great service, decent food though a little expensive, watched a film, ferry tickets were a bit expensive, overall a very good experience.
'Simon' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
"Baie de Seine"
Slightly dubious when we saw how small the ship was - I can imagine the crossing can be hairy if the weather is bad, but fortunately it was calm. The food and service on board was excellent, the breakfast in particular at £7.50 was outstanding value.
'Neil' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Baie de SeineRead More Read Less
First time we have done this crossing with Brittany. Impressed with the smooth operation, very organised from the minute we got to Bilbao docks to the minute we got off at Portsmouth. Very clean, things to do, plenty of seating. Very smooth crossing, which is of course in the hands of the gods, but we both slept like logs. Food was good quality. Our only niggle was having to book dinner by (I think) 1.30. Firstly, we didn't know whether we wanted dinner or not until later in the day, and secondly there was no dinner menu available at that time to help us decide. (Unless we couldn't find it, but if so why not?) So we didn't bother! We would probably have eaten dinner if we could have booked a bit later and had some knowledge of what was available.
'Graham' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
A very pleasant 24 hours. I saw whales & dolphins! There were a variety of activities on offer as well as films to pass the time. Cabins were small but perfectly adequate. The meals I had on board were good. Be aware if you have mobility issues that the parking spaces will be tight and access to all doors will not always be possible.
'Mark' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
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.
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.