Aerial view of Santander

Santander, northern Spain

Portsmouth to Santander ferries

Cruise to Spain in under 33 hours

Enjoy a cruise experience to Spain with Brittany Ferries' popular Portsmouth to Santander ferry route. There are two return crossings on this route each week aboard our brand-new ship, Galicia. Enjoy a relaxing day and night onboard this  ferry and your journey really will feel like part of your holiday! Avoid the stress and hassle of air travel and take your car for the most easy, convenient way to holiday in Spain.

  • Two sailings a week with a choice of morning or afternoon departure

  • Travel from Portsmouth to Santander in under 33 hours

  • Sail aboard our brand new ship, Galicia

  • 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 two sailings from Portsmouth to Santander each week with a choice of morning and afternoon departures. Get into the holiday mood aboard Spain-themed Galicia, with stunning Spanish cuisine, including our very own tapas bar, amazing views from the sundeck and a variety of exciting exhibitions all before retiring to relax in your comfortable, private cabin with Video on Demand. Find out more about the onboard experience.

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.