Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry

The Brittany Ferries Portsmouth Bilbao ferry crossing between England and Spain is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 24 hours, 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

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

  • "Ferry with children"

    Travelling with Brittany ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao was a real delight for my wife and I and our 2 young children. Our cabin was lovely and clean and the beds were really comfortable. The food in the restaurants was reasonably priced and there was a great selection that met all of our families requirements. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend Brittany ferries when travelling to Spain.

    'Colin B' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Baie de Seine experience....very good"

    When it said this was an economic choice of boat...I.e. fairly cheap with no frills...we wondered how basic it would be. However, we were very pleasantly surprised how clean, friendly, smart the boat was and indeed it had all we needed for a great and relaxing start to our holiday. Everything was easy and comfortable...well done.

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

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  • "Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry"

    What a fantastic experience, we had a great trip. Thanks to all the staff who were friendly and polite.

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

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  • "Good value"

    Travelled to Bilbao in April, a "no frills" ferry but still has everything you need. Comfortable cabin & bar areas. Small boutique selling usual duty free goods. The menu of the day dinner was exceptional value for money, glad we only opted for one course as helpings very generous, plenty of choice. Would use again.

    'Terence' 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.