A view overlooking the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Overlooking the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Portsmouth to Bilbao route map

Maps and driving directions

For passengers taking ferries from Portsmouth to Bilbao, these maps of Portsmouth and Bilbao will help you with driving directions to and from the ports.

Portsmouth is just two hours drive from London and has easy access to the M27 for fast routes to the Midlands and the South of England. The map below offers more detailed directions.

To reach the Port of Bilbao. Take exit 130 signposted Portua on the A-8 motorway between Bilbao and Santander and then follow yellow signs for Ferry.

Brittany Ferries sailing routes map to France and Spain


Bilbao is located in the Basque region on the Northern coast of Spain. The city has a historic old town with a maze of medieval streets, gothic buildings and impressive monuments to discover. It has also enjoyed investment in recent years and has many modern attractions including the Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao is a convenient starting point for journeys to reach destinations across Spain and southern France.


To Miles (Km)
Alicante 496 (799)
Barcelona 376 (605)
Leon 196 (315)
Madrid 245 (395)
Salamanca 247 (398)
Vigo 435 (700)
Biarritz 91 (147)

Holidays in Spain

Take your car to enjoy the freedom to explore Spain your way. Visit famous cities and appreciate the beauty of rural Spain for a unique holiday full of wonderful memories to treasure. Search for a holiday in Spain

Driving in Spain

Have a look at our driving in Spain guide for information on road signs, speed limits, fuel,  autoroutes, safety camera warnings as well as on-the-spot fines.