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Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry

Typically ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao sail 2 times a week. The Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry Times

Portsmouth Bilbao ferries typically depart from Portsmouth at around 19:01. The average sailing time of the ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth is approximately 34h 45m.

Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao typically range between $1080* and $2830*. On average the Portsmouth Bilbao ferry is $1937*. The cheapest Portsmouth Bilbao ferry prices start from $227*. The average price for a foot passenger is $1435*. The average price for a Portsmouth Bilbao car ferry is $2011*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Bilbao from Portsmouth?

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

Is there a car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao provided by Brittany Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Portsmouth and Bilbao.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portsmouth Bilbao ferry?

Yes, Portsmouth Bilbao ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Portsmouth to Bilbao with Brittany Ferries.

Portsmouth Bilbao Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Brittany Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Portsmouth - Bilbao Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price A$1857*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 33h 37m
Fastest Sailing Duration 32h 0m
First Ferry 19:01
Last Ferry 22:45
Distance 462 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao is approximately 33h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao is approximately 403 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth to Bilbao and this is
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    Ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    No, currently you cannot travel as a foot passenger on any Portsmouth to Bilbao ferries.
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Portsmouth to Bilbao with
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How far is Bilbao from Portsmouth?

    The distance between Portsmouth to Bilbao is approximately 462 nautical miles.

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 26/2/2024 and 3/3/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 21:30 04:59 31 hours 29 minutes Fri
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