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.
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.
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 SeineRead More Read Less
"An excellent voyage"
We enjoyed a trouble -free journey, with good weather and convivial company. You can see from our gradings that we could not fault any aspect of our experience. Staff are to be congratulated on ensuring a most pleasurable trip
'Frederic David' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
"Great way to getting to Spain."
From start to finish there were no complaints. We were surprised at the cabin, being more than adequate. We ate late evening in the restaurant and the food was really good. The staff were very helpful and the boat nice and clean. All in all, a good experience to start how holiday.
'Norman' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
"Portsmouth to Bilbao"
Trip was fine, but disappointed to have to pay and additional £10 at ferry port. This was because we had two bikes on our Motorhome, even after we had already included them in the application length!
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
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.
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.