Aerial view of Santander

Santander, northern Spain

Portsmouth to Santander car ferry

Cars and passengers taken on all sailings

Travel direct to Spain on our Portsmouth to Santander route aboard our brand-new cruise ferry, Galicia,  for a convenient overnight sailing. There are two departures each week carrying both cars and foot passengers. Santander is conveniently situated for a fast onward journey to destinations throughout Spain and the South of France.

There's easy access to the Spanish motorway network from the Santander port area so you can get on the road quickly. It's so handy being able to take your own car on holiday, you and your family can enjoy a relaxed and familiar driving experience and have the freedom to travel wherever you like. You can also pack without any concerns about baggage allowances; just load all your holiday essentials in to the car!

  • One or two-night sailings available

  • Choice of sailing times

  • Spend up to 33 hours enjoying a luxury cruise experience

  • Pack your car with all your holiday essentials

  • Choice of ferries to Santander

Choice of ferries to Santander

When you take the car ferry to Santander you'll be sailing on the newest cruise ferry in the Brittany Ferries fleet. Galicia’s distinctly Spanish theme, with authentic Spanish food, will make it feel like you're already on holiday in Spain!

Research your onboard experience further with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander.

Getting around Spain by car

For a really convenient holiday in Spain or France take your car and have the freedom to travel your chosen route, whether it's a fast motorway or scenic, rural road. With your own transport you can plan a multi-centre holiday or even change your plans at short notice with ease, so you can make the most of your holiday. Your car offers familiar comfort for all the family to help to ensure your journey goes smoothly. 

To Miles (Km)
Alicante 517 (832)
Barcelona 443 (709)
Leon 173 (279)
Madrid 243 (399)
Salamanca 226 (364)
Vigo 314 (505)
Biarritz 150 (246)


To ensure you are fully prepared for driving in Spain, 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.