Bilbao
Portsmouth
Ferries to England
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Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry

The Bilbao Portsmouth ferry route connects Spain with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 28 hours 30 minutes.

Bilbao Portsmouth 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.

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Bilbao Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Well managed "

    Even though it’s only a ferry,spotless clean,, reasonably priced drinks and breakfast in the main restaurant really great and good value for money

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  • "a return to Spain"

    Following a road trip from Madrid i boarded the Salamanca to Portsmouth. The weather was excellent and one could barley feel any movement other than an a small vibration from the drive train – the vessel is new with LNG driven turbines. Beautiful and clean and most importantly for me the crew were simply brilliant. I would whole heartily recommend it and cant wait to do it again.

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  • "Brilliant, relaxing crossings"

    Both crossings were very relaxing - the weather helped. Roomy cabin for one, very friendly staff, a good selection of food at reasonable prices. A lovely 24 hours, chilling. Ah, and watched two films I had as 'must see' on my list.

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  • "Nice trip"

    Lovely boat with decent bar, restaurant with great food at good prices, nice shop, very pleasant crew and comfortable cabin. Bit of a wait to board at Bilbao, but boarding and disembarking was very efficiently handled. A very nice trip.

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Bilbao Guide

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.


Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is an English city in the county of Hampshire, lying on the English Channel coast. Leading ferry operators including Condor Ferries, Wightlink and Brittany Ferries serve the city's port from British and international locations including Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.

The city boasts a long, illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that go back centuries. It was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the first ever dry dock, in the 15th century, which is still in use today. Portsmouth is still an important base for the navy and is home to a number of historic ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

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.


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