Portsmouth to Santander ferries

(COVID-19) Due to current circumstances, we have unfortunately had to consolidate some of our services. Check our sailing updates for the most up-to-date information on our routes and sailings.

Cruise to Spain in just 24 hours

Enjoy a cruise experience to Spain with Brittany Ferries' popular Portsmouth to Santander ferry route. There are up to three return crossings on this route each week. Enjoy a relaxing day and night onboard our luxury ferry, Cap Finistère, our flagship, Pont-Aven or our brand-new Galicia from March, and your journey really will feel like part of your holiday! We also have some sailings on our économie ferry, Connemara, in autumn 2020. Avoid the stress and hassle of air travel and take your car for the most easy, convenient way to holiday in Spain.

  • Up to three sailings a week with a choice of departure times available
  • Travel from Portsmouth to Santander in 24-32 hours
  • Sail on our brand new ship, Galicia, from March
  • Your holiday starts on board with a relaxing, pleasant travel experience

There are excellent road links to both Portsmouth and Santander with easy access to the motorway for a convenient fast route to and from the ports. Portsmouth offers a wealth of modern amenities in the vicinity of the port and is within easy reach of London. Historic Santander is an elegant tourist destination in its own right with three sandy beaches and plenty of restaurants and sights to see. It is also ideally positioned as a gateway into Spain.

Sailing times from Portsmouth

There are at least three sailings from Portsmouth to Santander each week with a choice of morning afternoon and evening departures. Get into the holiday mood on our cruise ferries while you explore the stylish lounges and sundecks, have a delicious meal in one of our restaurants, visit the cinema or take a dip in the pool before retiring to relax in your comfortable, private cabin. Find out more about the onboard experience.

Portsmouth to Santander économie service

Our économie service from Portsmouth to Santander departs at 08:45 on Saturday. The service is ideal for those looking for a cheap ferry ticket to Spain without the cruise-style experience we provide on our cruise ferries. Find out more about Brittany Ferries économie service.

Fast access to Spain & the South of France

Sail closer to your holiday with Brittany Ferries. We offer a range of ports and routes so you can choose the most efficient option and reduce your driving time in Spain. Our mile-saving network allows you to spend less on petrol, tolls and other travel expenses and ensures you reach your destination faster.

  • Santander is ideally placed for fast access by road to Spain or the South of France
  • It takes just 2 hours to reach Portsmouth from London and the M27 links the city directly to the motorway network

Plan the best route and select your holiday destination with our handy guide to driving distances from Santander (port driving distances). Discover our comprehensive range of holiday accommodation including campsites, holiday cottages, gites and hotels all over France and Spain. Use the search facility to narrow down your options to find your perfect holiday.