Bilbao to Portsmouth ferries

Sailings to the UK up to three times a week

Sail from Spain to England on Brittany Ferries' Bilbao to Portsmouth ferry route. There are sailings up to three times a week. Sailing durations are as little as 23 hours on a choice of luxury or cheap ferries to the UK.

There are at least two sailings each way every week with an extra sailing on Wednesday during the autumn. Choose a Tuesday or Thursday departure for a relaxing, overnight crossings aboard our luxury cruise ferry, Cap Finistère. Or sail on Wednesday aboard Connemara, one of our économie ships, for a no-frills yet comfortable service.

  • Twice weekly sailings aboard Cap Finistère departing Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Weekly sailings aboard Connemara departing on Wednesday during the autumn
  • Three sailings a week from April 2021 – on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays
  • Travel from Bilbao to Portsmouth in as little as 23 hours 15 mins
  • Choose a luxury experience aboard Cap Finistère or a comfortable, no-frills service aboard Connemara

Bilbao and Portsmouth both offer excellent road links with access to motorways from the ports for an easy, fast onward journey. Portsmouth is an historic maritime city with lots of great restaurants, hotels and shopping and it is less than two hours’ drive to London.

Sailing times from Bilbao

The two return sailings from Bilbao to Portsmouth each week on Cap Finistère depart at 10:30 on Tuesdays and at 15:30 on Thursday and are overnight crossings. Get the holiday started straight away with a dip in the pool, a visit to the cinema or a delicious meal in one of the onboard restaurants and explore the stylish lounges and sundecks before retiring to your comfortable, private cabin for a restful night's sleep.

Wednesday sailings aboard our économie ship depart at 17:15 for an overnight sailing that arrives into Portsmouth at 20:45 on Thursday.

Bilbao to Portsmouth économie service

Our économie service from Bilbao to Portsmouth departs at 17:15 every Wednesday in the autumn. The service is ideal for those looking for a cheap ferry ticket to the UK without the cruise-style experience we provide on our cruise ferries. Find out more about Brittany Ferries économie service.

Fast access to London and the South East

When you holiday with Brittany Ferries you can sail closer to your destination with a range of routes available so you can choose the port that's best for you and reduce your driving time in Spain and in the UK. This mile-saving network means you'll be able to spend less on petrol, tolls and other travel expenses and you'll reach your destination faster.

Bilbao is ideally placed for fast access by road from Northern Spain or the South of France. Portsmouth has direct access to the UK’s motorway network with the M27. Head straight up the A3 to arrive in London in less than 2 hours.