Aquitaine Travel by Sea

Aquitaine boasts an access to the sea, an estuary, canals and rivers at the same time. Thus this network is much used: ferry crossings, canals and rivers make it easy to travel.

Aquitaine Travel by Sea
Mains Harbours Bordeaux and Bayonne harbours offer the opportunity for boats to dock close to the city centre. Tourists passengers consist of only 1.8% of all trafic passing to Aquitaine harbours.
Cargo Traffic Total freight for the ports of Bordeaux and Bayonne consists of 12.6 million tons a year. Record traffic level of 4.3 million tons in 2004.
Canals Network Canal du Midi, Canal de Garonne and Canal des Landes are used for touristic itineraries and freight transportation.
Ferry Ports

There is no ferry port in Aquitaine. The nearest are:

In Brittany : Roscoff from Plymouth via Brittany Ferries or St Malo from Poole via Condor Ferries.

In Spain Bilbao from Portsmouth via Acciona Trasmediterranea or Santander from Plymouth via Brittany Ferries.

Useful Contacts

Ferry bookings and pricing :,,

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