Ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Portsmouth in the UK to Bilbao in Spain run with 2 weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules from Portsmouth to Bilbao

Is there a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

The Portsmouth - Bilbao ferry route is available with up to 2 crossings per week from April to November. The route is operated by the ferry company of Brittany Ferries.

Tip: please note that the ferry timetable for the route from Portsmouth to Bilbao is subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the crossing on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

There is a 2-night crossing from Portsmouth departing at 19:00 on Thursdays and arriving in Bilbao at 08:00 in the morning on Saturdays. There is also a ferry departing at 21:30 on Sundays arriving in Spain at 08:00 on Tuesdays.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

The ferry ticket price from Portsmouth to Bilbao starts at €80 for a single ticket. The final ticket cost depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.

The ferry ticket cost also depends on the booking date: fares are higher if you wish to travel that very day or the next 2 days.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the Portsmouth-Bilbao ferry route. Find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Children up to 15 years old
  • Families with children 

Note: children up to 3 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

The ferry trip from Portsmouth to Bilbao can last between 30 hr and 36 hr.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

The connections from Portsmouth to Bilbao are usually operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry to Bilbao reaches the port in 30 hr.

What’s the distance between Portsmouth to Bilbao?

The distance between Portsmouth and Bilbao is about 658 nautical miles (around 1200 km). 

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Bilbao from Portsmouth

Take a look at some useful tips for your ferry trip to Bilbao:

  • Make sure to arrive at the port of Portsmouth well in advance to avoid delays
  • Keep in mind that there is a 1-hr time difference between the UK and Spain.
  • To travel from the UK to Spain, you need a valid passport .
  • You can also take the ferry to Santander from Portsmouth and explore the popular destination and beautiful Spanish city with ease.

Where to take the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao

Ferries to Bilbao in Spain depart twice a week from the port of Portsmouth in southern England.

Portsmouth is easy to reach with the M27 road linking the city directly to the motorway network. The port is 125 km and about a 2-hr drive from London. You can also travel from London to Portsmouth by train and walk from the station to the Passenger Terminal in about 25 min.

If you are traveling to Bilbao as a foot passenger, there are safe pedestrian routes to the passenger terminal available from the south, north, and east of the port. Near the port area, you will find restaurants, cafes, parking lots, hotels, bars, and shops.

Am I allowed to travel from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Before planning your trip, take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Spain, including all the documents required for your journey.

Can I travel on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao with a car?

Yes, ferries traveling from Portsmouth to Bilbao have car decks, so you can embark your vehicle.

Ferry luggage

There are no specific dimensions for your luggage when traveling with Brittany Ferries. However, it is recommended to carry a maximum of 2 pieces of luggage weighing up to 20 kg

The luggage must be taken by yourself from and on board. Note that there are no luggage carts.


The ferries traveling from Portsmouth to Bilbao have cabins, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel 

Pets are welcome to travel with Brittany Ferries. However, pets are not allowed in public areas and should remain in your vehicle throughout the ferry trip to Bilbao. Also, keep in mind that you need to book a pet ticket prior to your trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Bilbao?

Currently, online booking for the Portsmouth - Bilbao ferry crossing isn't available. However, you can find more information about the ferry trip to Bilbao from Portsmouth on our Map of ferries, compare prices and schedules, and plan your trip on Ferryhopper easily and quickly!