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Bilbao Ferry Port Overview

The city of Bilbao, Spain's biggest port and the 6th largest city, is situated in the heart of the Basque Country and is a good place to see the regions attractions.

The ferry port of Bilbao is situated in the centre of the European Atlantic coast, on the eastern side of the Bay of Biscay. This advantaged geographic location enables Port of Bilbao to link with the main international ports, especially links with both the American continent and the north of Europe.

After 700 years of acting as a port, nowadays over 200 maritime services link Bilbao with 500 ports worldwide. The Port of Bilbao meets the highest operational capacity requirements. Last year, Port of Bilbao handled over 110,000 passengers.

Taking the ferry from the port of Portsmouth to Bilbao enables you not to have to drive the long distance travel through France. As a major city in Northern Spain, Bilbao is a great place should you be going on an onward journey into Spain.

At Bilbao there are many lively bars and sensational restaurants. You can also go to the Fine Arts Museum, the Arriaga Theatre, the Plaza Nueva and the Basque Museum. Add to these the 19th century serenity of the beaches of San Sebastian and the stately promenades containing its world-class haute cuisine restaurants and you have a lovely place to go, certainly worth the length of the journey by ferry.

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Book your ferry online and a booking reference will be sent to you by email. When you arrive at the port of departure present the booking reference number together with a photo ID and you will be given your ferry tickets.


P&O Portsmouth ferries offer regular ferry crossings from Bilbao to Portsmouth and Brittany ferries connects the nearby port of Santander to Plymouth.

Bilbao Ferry Port Services
Bilbao Ferry Port offers a full range of services and facilities.

Bilbao Ferry Port Directions

By Car
The P & O Portsmouth port terminal in Bilbao port is accessible from both the west (Santander) and the east (Madrid and Barcelona) via the A8. Take the N644 turn off and follow this road to the Bilbao ferry port.


Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries

Hotels in Bilbao


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