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Portsmouth to Santander

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For passengers taking ferries from Portsmouth to Santander, these maps of Portsmouth and Santander will help you with driving directions to and from the ports.

Portsmouth is just a two hour drive away from London. It is easily reached via the M27 for fast access to the Midlands and the South of England. See the map below for more detailed directions.

Santander ferry port is accessed from the N634 that runs east to west through the city or the N611 leading south. To find the port follow the signs for "Puerto", "Zona Maritma" or "Ferry".


Santander is an elegant city built around a natural port. It is a popular tourist destination with historic buildings including a spectacular cathedral and plenty of shops and restaurants serving traditional Spanish tapas. There are three, quiet, unspoilt sandy beaches less than 3km from the centre and the flora and fauna of the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park is only a drive away. Santander is a great starting point to reach holiday destinations in Spain and the South of France.

Find out the driving distances to some popular destinations in the table below and enjoy fast roads and wonderful scenery on your journey.

Driving distances from Santander

Distances to popular destinations
CityFrom Santander Miles (Km)
Alicante517 (832)
Barcelona443 (709)
Gibraltar637 (1021)
Leon, Castilla y León173 (279)
Lisbon517 (848)
Madrid, Madrid243 (399)
Marbella630 (1014)
Porto405 (648)
Salamanca, Castilla y León226 (364)
Santiago474 (763)
Valladolid, Castilla y León155 (250)
Vigo314 (505)
Zaragoza, Aragon249 (401)
Biarritz, Aquitaine150 (246)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine272 (437)
Toulouse, Midi Pyrénées327 (537)
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur583 (939)
Nice, Provence Côte d'Azur685 (1103)

Holidays in Spain

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Driving in France

To ensure you are fully prepared for driving in France have a look at our helpful guides on what to expect, and find out what you'll need to know in the unfortunate event of an accident or breakdown.