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Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry

The Bilbao Portsmouth ferry route connects Spain to England and is available for booking with 1 ferry company throughout the year. Brittany Ferries provide 2 sailings per week. There are approximately 461 nautical miles (854km) between Bilbao ferry port and Portsmouth ferry port, with Brittany Ferries offering an average crossing time of around 28 hours and 30 minutes. This is an important transport link between continental Europe and the UK, hence why it’s one of the most popular ferry routes for tourists.

Direct Ferries allows you to choose between 2 ferries from Bilbao to Portsmouth every week and find you the best deal. Passengers embarking on this ferry route can bring their cars onboard the Brittany Ferries service. However, please be advised that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry to Portsmouth from Bilbao might change depending on the season you wish to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

You can also book the ferry from Santander to Portsmouth if that’s more convenient for your journey by visiting our ferries from Spain to England page.

Bilbao to Portsmouth sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Spain to England page.
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Bilbao - Portsmouth Route summary
Departure Country Spain
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price $849*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 28h 22m
Fastest Sailing Duration 27h 0m
First Ferry 13:00
Last Ferry 19:00
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 Bilbao to Portsmouth?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Bilbao to Portsmouth is approximately 27h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth?

The average price of a ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth is approximately $849. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Bilbao to Portsmouth?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Bilbao to Portsmouth?

Ferries from Bilbao to Portsmouth are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

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

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Bilbao to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

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

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

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Portsmouth from Bilbao?

Bilbao to Portsmouth is approximately 462 nautical miles distance apart.

Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this route has up to 3 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry operator, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.


How long does the Ferry to Portsmouth from Bilbao take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 23 hours and 45 minutes, to 28 hours and 30 minutes, to 32 hours and 15 minutes, and this variation is caused for numerous reasons. These can include changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.


Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Portsmouth from Bilbao will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph, to see our monthly fare averages, check out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.


Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Portsmouth from Bilbao?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.


Bilbao to Portsmouth Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 5/20/2024 and 5/26/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 13:00 18:30 29 hours 30 minutes Wed
Brittany Ferries 19:00 22:00 27 hours Fri

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