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 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 33 hours 30 minutes.

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.

Portsmouth - Bilbao Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 33 hr 30 min
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Portsmouth Bilbao Average 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

  • "Return from spain 17th/18th March"

    We cannot thank you enough for the care you took of us; the loading at Bilboa, the care on board, your support with food in our cabins and finally the unloading at Portsmouth. The care of your crew for us all. Thank you. Our only critical thing is the directions to the ferry port. They are terrible and need looking at. We only got there because of the name given us by staff in Lidl Bilbao, policemen in Bilbao who said it was on otherside of river estuary and a friend who gave us the name of S------- (cannot remember the name and spelling, map in car and we are isolating so cannot get it) at the mouth of the river. Did not see any ferry signs until nearly there. Didn't help with signs being sometimes in Spannish and sometimes in Basque. Would use Brittany ferries again but not Bilbao. Lucky we used Bilbao this time as think this was last ferry to UK and from Santander to UK cancelled.

    'John' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Enjoyable"

    Staff were very helpful, polite and informative. We were delayed because of bad weather and was offered a drink. The cabins were clean. All in all was very pleased with our trip

    'Richard' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Fantstic service"

    First time on a car ferry, the whole experience was very good , the loading was seemless the cabin was like a womb! the staff are so friendly and helpful.The ship was more like a liner than a car ferry infact it is fitted with some nice touches .punctual too. we never eat in resturant as we packed loads to eat but the onboard food looked and smelt very nice

    'Michael' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Ferry crossing "

    Found it an incredibly relaxing experience. The French staff were absolutely charming and so polite. Everything was lovely apart from the bunk beds in cabin. Majority of travellers were older people and climbing up and down to top bunk was a problem. In our cabin there was no hand towel which meant one of us had to use a damp dirty towel for the shower in the morning and the light above top bunk did not work. We have travelled in the past to Orkney with northlink ferries and they have two single beds in same size of cabin. We noticed in the morning on passing a cabin with an open door a mattress on the floor. Obviously the person was unable to climb up.

    'Leah' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries

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Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves 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 and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, 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, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.

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.