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 4 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.
My wife and I chose to travel from Portsmouth to Bilbao on the Cap Finistere from 21st to 23rd December because we wanted to enjoy the two night voyage and the comfort of a Club Class cabin. We were not disappointed. The ship was well appointed, the crew were most welcoming and the restaurants provided excellent meals. In all, we very much enjoyed our voyage on the Cap Finistere and would certainly wish to repeat the experience sometime in the future.
'Antony R. O'Hagan' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
This crossing was much better than the Santander to Portsmouth crossing under taken 2 weeks previous. The food was good but eating out on deck was cold and windy. The alternative was to eat A la Carte in the main restaurant. The cabin on deck 9 was spacious and very clean.
'Ian' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
"Enjoyed the trip."
Great ship and cabins ok for 2. Staff are very nice and food quality very good as are the prices,the best I have had on a ferry.
'Brian' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap FinistèreRead More Read Less
I suffer with travel sickness but I was able to eat and drink the whole journey was a pleasure .
'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.