Driving routes and how to reach the Port of Bilbao. Map
of Bilbao port. Ferry companies sailing from Bilbao.
Driving directions to Bilbao
Bilbao is a large industrial city in Northern Spain. Bilbao's main claim to
fame is the fabulous Guggenheim Museum, which not only houses some fantastic art
but the building is an artwork in itself. Since the museum was opened Bilbao has
become much more visitor friendly and is now worth a stopover.
Ferries operates between Bilbao and the UK ferryport of Portsmouth. For more
information on these crossings see our page about the
Brittany Ferries Portsmouth to Bilbao crossing.
Bilbao port facilities
Because there are only a couple of sailings each week, the port is small. Limited facilities are found in the small air conditioned terminal, including
toilets and vending machines. There is a snack bar for sandwiches, hot and cold
drinks and snacks. You can enjoy free wi fi in the terminal and in the car
lanes. The terminal has disabled access and toilet facilities. Overnight
parking is possible for caravans, camper vans and cars.
directions to Bilbao:
The ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao does not in fact dock in Bilbao.
A new ferry terminal has been built in Zierbena, a small fishing port
about 13 km from Bilbao. If coming from Bilbao head for the A8 direction
Santander then take the exit 130 for Portua and Zierbena. If coming from
east of Bilbao then continue past Bilbao on the A8, direction Santander,
until exit 130.
If coming from Santander and the west also take exit 130.
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