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Ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao

The Portsmouth Bilbao ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry Times

Ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao typically depart from Portsmouth at around 21:45. The average sailing time of a Bilbao Portsmouth ferry is approximately 32h 52m.

Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Portsmouth Bilbao ferries typically range between €328* and €1138*. The average price is around €729*. The cheapest ferry prices from Portsmouth to Bilbao start from €96*. The average price for a foot passenger is €594*. The average price for a car ferry is €789*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Portsmouth and Bilbao?

The distance between Portsmouth to Bilbao is approximately 532.7 miles (857.3km), or 462.9 nautical miles.

Is there a Portsmouth Bilbao car ferry?

Yes, Brittany Ferries offer a car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Portsmouth and Bilbao.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portsmouth Bilbao ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao with Brittany Ferries.

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Portsmouth - Bilbao Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price 927 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 32h 52m
Fastest Sailing Duration 32h 30m
First Ferry 21:45
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 462 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

The approximate duration for ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao is 32h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Portsmouth to Bilbao is approximately 403 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Bilbao?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Book Portsmouth to Bilbao tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Unfortunately no, only passengers with vehicles can take ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao.

Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Portsmouth to Bilbao with the following operators
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Bilbao from Portsmouth?

Portsmouth to Bilbao is approximately 462 nautical miles distance apart.

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.

Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 21:45 07:00 33 hours 15 minutes Mon
Brittany Ferries 22:30 07:00 32 hours 30 minutes Wed
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