FERRIES TO SPAIN

PORTSMOUTH TO BILBAO

A view overlooking the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Overlooking the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry crossings

Portsmouth -Bilbao ferry options

There are three departures on Brittany Ferries' Portsmouth to Bilbao route every week during 2021, switching to two sailings a week in 2022. Foot passengers and cars are carried on all our ships. Our ferries, Cap Finistère and Salamanca, offer a range of cabin options and exciting onboard entertainments to make the crossing an enjoyable and relaxed start to your holiday. 

Portsmouth to Bilbao sailing times

In 2021:

  • Three departures each week aboard Cap Finistère (23 hours 30 mins to 31 hrs 45 mins)

  • Set sail at 12:00 on Saturday and arrive in Spain at 12:45 on Sunday

  • Set sail on Monday at 17:00 and arrive in Spain at 17:30 on Tuesday

  • Set sail at 23:00 on Wednesday and arrive in Spain at 07:45 on Friday

In 2022:

  • Two departures a week aboard brand-new Salamanca (33 hrs 30 mins to 35 hrs 30 mins)

  • Set sail at 21:30 on Sunday and arrive in Spain at 08:00 on Tuesday

  • Set sail at 19:30 on Thursday and arrive in Spain at 08:00 on Saturday

Bilbao to Portsmouth sailing times

In 2021:

  • Three return crossings each week aboard Cap Finistère (around 24 hrs)

  • Set sail at 20:30 on Thursday and arrive in Portsmouth at 20:30 on Friday

  • Set sail at 10:30 on Friday and arrive in Portsmouth at 09:15 on Saturday

  • Set sail at 15:30 Sunday and arrive in Portsmouth at 14:15 on Monday

In 2022:

  • Two return sailings each week aboard Salamanca (26 hrs 30 mins to 29 hrs 45 mins)

  • Set sail at 14:00 on Tuesday and arrive in Portsmouth at 20:45 on Wednesday

  • Set sail at 15:00 on Saturday and arrive in Portsmouth at 10:30 on Sunday

View the full Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry timetable.

Plan a family holiday...

Getting there: Board the ferry on Monday for a 17:00 departure from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Bring your car, your children and even the family dog! Enjoy an evening meal in one of the onboard restaurants - choose from a brasserie, a café serving pizzas, pasta, burgers, salads and snacks or a food market, there is sure to be something to suit even the fussiest diner. Visit the movie lounge or children's play area before retiring to your cabin. You'll be able to access to your cabin throughout the journey so you can relax in privacy, allow children (and pets) to nap during the day and get a great night's sleep. Spend a leisurely day on board exploring the decks, enjoying the views and swimming in the heated outdoor pool before arriving in Bilbao at 17:30 on Tuesday.

Getting back: Spend a fortnight in Spain then take a 20:30 return sailing on Tuesday. Relax in your cabin or take advantage of the onboard entertainments on your 25 hour crossing. Arrive back in Portsmouth at 20:30 on Wednesday.

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