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Information about the town and port of Bilbao –, the web magazine for France visitors.

Bilbao tourism, restaurants and events

Bilbao Shopping

Latitude: 43.26837. Longitude: -2.947049

Some useful information on restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and shops in Bilbao, which we have collated from various sources for ferry travellers to Bilbao.

PO Ferries operated this route until 27th September 2010. Brittany Ferries launched a new service in March 2011.

Bilbao Ferry; Brittany Ferries

The port of Santurtzi, where the ferry docks, is a short drive from the town of Bilbao.

Downloadable map (pdf).

Holiday France Direct (Brittany Ferries holiday company). france direct or telephone 0871 244 1245.

Holiday France Direct

Brittany Ferries

All about mini cruises

Related site pages

Channel ports in France & Spain (summary) – BoulogneBrugesCaenCalaisCherbourgDieppeDunkerqueDoverLe HavreLilleOstendRoscoffSantanderSt. Malo

Airport and Railway station – Flights to Bilbao

Airports in Spain

Easyjet fly from Stansted to Bilbao.

There are direct rail connections with major Spanish cities and the entire Iberian Peninsula.

rail renfe – RENFE, Sanish railways.

Car hire in Bilbao

Events in Bilbao

Events in the Channel Ports

Bilbao Public Transport


Local Bus Company;

Museums in Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Open: June – September, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 8.00pm (closed Monday), July / August every day 9.00am – 9.00pm.

Bilbao's main tourist attraction is the fifth Guggenheim Museum, a uniquely designed building that is home to some of the major works of Serra, Kandinsky, Picasso and Warhol.

Restaurants in Bilbao

In town


Bilbao Tourist Office

Bilbao Tourist Office.

Tourist Offices.


Link to French site giving information on tides in Bilbao.

Mini Cruise to Bilbao

This popular mini cruise is now over, with the demise of PO Ferries on this route. Next year (2011) Brittany Ferries take over, although with a bigger ship the journey will be a lot quicker.

Whales and Dolphins

This route is a wonderful way to view dolphins and whales especially as the ferry crosses the Bay of Biscay.

Biscay Dolphin Research Programme.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

Useful Outside links

portsmouth port – Portsmouth Port Authority.

bilbao port – Port of Bilbao.

weather for France – Weather in Bilbao.

Tourist Offices.

Bilbao Tourist Office.

Ferry news from the Ferry industry magazine.

Ferry news from Ferry Publication magazine.

Ferry news from Lloyds List.


Shipping Forecast – Met Office.

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