Cultural capital of the passionate Basque region, Bilbao is home to the striking titanium-topped Guggenheim museum with its collection of masterpieces by some of the most significant artists of the second half of the twentieth century. It’s also a centre of architecture with its Vizcaya Bridge, linking the towns of Portugalete with Las Arenas via a mobile suspended pod, and hosts some of the finest tapas restaurants in the country. Bilbao is around 100km or an hour from stunning San Sebastián, the European City of Culture in 2016, and number two in the world for Michelin starred restaurants by capita of population. Bilbao makes the perfect entry point to Spain, as Madrid is only a four hour drive and Barcelona around six hours away.

Departs… Arrives… Duration… Provider… Frequency…
Portsmouth Bilbao 24hrs Brittany Ferries Year round
Rosslare Bilbao 27hrs Brittany Ferries Year round