Aerial view of Santander

Santander, northern Spain

Portsmouth to Santander ferry crossings

Portsmouth-Santander ferry options

There are two departures from Portsmouth to Santander every week. Foot passengers and cars are carried on our cruise ferry Galicia, with a range of comfortable cabin options and exciting onboard entertainments making the crossing an enjoyable, relaxing start to any holiday.


  • Two departures each week (28 hrs 30 mins to 32 hrs 45 mins)

  • Morning and afternoon sailings available


  • Two return crossings each week (26 hrs 45 mins to 30 hrs)

  • Afternoon and early evening sailings available

View the full Portsmouth to Santander ferry timetable for exact sailing times including seasonal variations.

Plan a family holiday

Getting there: Board the ferry on Tuesday for a 09:00 departure from Portsmouth to Santander. Have lunch in one of the high quality onboard restaurants - whether you want something simple, fine dining or something in between there are choices to suit everyone.

Spend the day exploring the ship - there’s lots to see! Head up to the sundeck for some brisk sea air, browse our boutique, visit our exhibitions and enjoy Video on Demand throughout the ship and in your cabin . You'll have access to your cabin for the whole journey so you can store hand luggage, relax in privacy, allow children to nap during the day and get a good night's sleep too. Enjoy your inclusive evening meal in either our main restaurant or a tapas restaurant. Spend a leisurely Wednesday morning on board enjoying your inclusive breakfast before arriving in Santander at 14:30 with time for your onward travel.

Getting back: Spend a week or two in Spain then make your homeward journey with a sailing at 13:00 on Saturday. Relax and enjoy the onboard experience, taking advantage of Galicia’s many things to do. See a film using Video on Demand after dinner or get an early night in your comfortable cabin. On Sunday you'll have a full morning and afternoon to take advantage of the cruise facilities before arriving back in Portsmouth at 20:00, ready for your journey home.