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Driving routes and how to reach the Port of Bilbao. Map of Bilbao port. Ferry companies sailing from Bilbao.

Driving directions to Bilbao

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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.

cap finistere ferry portsmouth bilbaoBrittany 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.

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Driving 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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