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P&O Ferries - Portsmouth
A twice-weekly service sails in each direction between Portsmouth and Bilbao, site of the Guggenheim Museum and perfect entry point for the Basque country and the Rioja wine area of Northern Spain. Bilbao is an ideal starting point for travelling on to Spain, Southern France and Portugal as it cuts out the long drive through France. Thanks to our civilized departure and arrival times, you're certain to be in the holiday mood. Excellent motorway connections from Bilbao mean that you can be in Madrid in around three hours, alternatively the laid back villages of the North are a perfect escape for those looking for a real taste of Spain. Bilbao offers arguably Europe's best surfing, and the ski resorts of the Pyrenees are well within reach.

A number of the ships offer Club class travel. A small extra charge gives you access to the exclusive Club Lounge where you are served complimentary champagne, teas, coffee, biscuits and soft drinks. Free newspapers are also to be found in the lounge. An additional light menu of sandwiches and pastries is available. On overnight crossings the luxury of a Club cabin or suite which includes a host of luxuries including bathrobes, complimentary breakfast and priority loading for your vehicle is available. From Portsmouth to Cherbourg / Le Havre you can book a Club reclining chair in the Club Lounge on overnight crossings, where you can sample value for money luxury. On the Portsmouth to Cherbourg route you can also reserve Club Plus, which gives you entrance to the Club Lounge plus priority boarding for your vehicle.


Portsmouth - Bilbao TimeTable
Port Information:
Portsmouth
Bilbao

 
 
 
Portsmouth Port Information

Sail to Bilbao from Portsmouth, situated on the South coast of England. When planning your journey, please remember that the check-in time for vehicles is 45 minutes before departure, and for foot passengers, 45 minutes before departure.

Address:
Continental Ferry Port
George Byng Way
Portsmouth
PO2 8QW

By car:
Portsmouth enjoys excellent road connections, with the M275 bringing the national motorway network right to the port itself, and with links from the M3 and M25, it is easily reached from London, the Midlands and the North. A new £2.5 million multi-storey car park provides 516 passenger parking spaces just metres from the main ferry terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the new four-storey car park is well lit and incorporates the latest automated car parking technology and security.

By coach: There are direct services from the port to London Victoria Coach Terminal. Change at London Victoria for all major towns and cities.

By rail: There are frequent train services between Portsmouth and London Waterloo - the journey takes 85 minutes. Services to London Victoria pass through Chichester, Brighton and Gatwick. Services to Cardiff pass through Salisbury and Bristol. Portsmouth & Southsea train station is a short bus or taxi ride from the port.
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Bilbao Port Information

P&O Ferries sail from Portsmouth to Bilbao in Northern Spain. When planning your journey, please remember that the check-in time for vehicles is 45 minutes before departure, and for foot passengers, 45 minutes before departure.

Address:
Puerto de Bilbao (Santurtzi)
Muelle Vizcaya
Espigón, 3
48980 Santurtzi.

By car: The Bilbao ferry terminal is located in a fishing village called Santurtzi, 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 ferry port. There are no car parking facilities in the village, however you can leave their vehicles at the port at no cost. Please note that this is the customers' responsibility and must be reported to the Port Authority upon arrival to cover security issues.

By rail:
There are direct rail connections with major Spanish cities and the entire Iberian Peninsula.
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Portsmouth - Bilbao
Latest check in time: 20:30
Crossing time: 35 hours to Bilbao, 29 hours to Portsmouth.

Portsmouth-Bilbao  sailing times

Bilbao-Portsmouth  sailing times
Departure

Arrival

 

Departure

Arrival

 
21.15

08:00

cruising for 2 nights

Check in time 20:30

Arrival approx 08.00

13.15

17.15

cruising for 1 night

Check in time 12:30

Arrival approx 17.15

Note: * Arrives at 09:30


2nd January 2008 - 14th December 2008
Portsmouth - Bilbao Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
January 2*
February 11 5 14, 21, 28 8 2
March 6 26 13, 20 29 2, 9, 16, 23
April 7, 28 1, 22 16 10 4 19 13
May 19 13 7, 28 1, 22 16 10, 31 4, 2
June 9, 30 3, 24 18 12 6, 27 21 15
July 21 15 9, 30 3, 24 18 12 6, 27
August 11 5, 26 20 14 8, 29 2, 23 17
September 1, 22 16 10 4, 25 19 13 7, 28
October 13 7, 28 1, 22 16 10, 31 4, 25 19
November 3 6, 13, 20, 27 9, 16, 23, 30
December 4, 11 7, 14

4th January 2008 - 16th December 2008

Note: * Sails at 15:30 (2 night crossing to Portsmouth)

Bilbao - Portsmouth Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
January 1* 4
February 4 19, 26 7, 13 16, 23 10
March 11, 31 4, 15, 25 28 1, 8, 15, 22
April 21 15 9, 30 3 18 12 6, 27
May 12 6, 27 21 15 9, 30 3, 24 18
June 2, 23 17 11 5, 26 20 14 8, 29
July 14 8, 29 2, 23 17 11 5, 26 20
August 4, 25 19 13 7, 28 1, 22 16 10, 31
September 15 9, 30 3, 24 18 12 6, 27 21
October 6, 27 21 8, 15 30 3, 24 18 12
November 11, 18, 25 5 8, 15, 22, 29 2
December 2, 9, 16 6, 13

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