Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry

The Portsmouth Bilbao ferry route connects England with Spain. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 24 hours.

Portsmouth Bilbao sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry Alternatives

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

Portsmouth - Bilbao Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 24 hr
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Average Portsmouth Bilbao Prices

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

Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry reviews

  • "Portsmouth. Bilbao "

    Very quiet and pleasent trip.

    'Oswald Cesar' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Portsmouth and Bilbao Crossings"

    Enjoyable trip with pleasant entertainment. Crew and bar staff very helpful and at hand when needed.

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

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  • "enjoyable journey"

    A very nice trip. The cabin was very comfortable and the crew helpfull

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

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  • "very enjoyable "

    the staff were very pleasant helpful good food excellent acomodacion very clean

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

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Portsmouth Guide

The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.

The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Bilbao Guide

The Spanish city and port of Bilbao is the capital of the province of Bizkaia and lies on the banks of the Nervion River, which joins the Cantabrian Sea 11 km further downstream. The river has been important to the city's development since it was established in the 14th century. Along with the other towns that are situated along both banks of the river until it reaches the sea, Bilbao forms the Greater Bilbao area and has a lively cultural scene which visitors to the city enjoy. If performing arts is of particular interest then the Teatro Arriaga and Euskalduna Concert Hall are definitely worth a visit as is the Fine Arts Museum which is located at the edge of the Dona Casilda Park. The Park's famous neighbour is the famous Guggenheim Museum with its Frank Gehry designed building.

The Port of Bilbao is located on the Bilbao Abra bay, and along the Estuary of Bilbao, in Biscay (Basque Country). The main facilities are 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.