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 luxury cruise ferries, with a range of comfortable cabin options and exciting onboard entertainments, or on our économie ferries, making the 24-32 hour crossing an enjoyable, relaxing start to any holiday.

Portsmouth to Santander sailing times

  • Two departures each week (24 to 32 hrs)
  • Set sail at 17:00 on Friday and arrive in Spain at 17:30 on Saturday
  • Set sail at 08:45 on Saturday and arrive in Spain at 14:15 on Sunday

Santander to Portsmouth sailing times

  • Two return crossings each week (24 to 32 hrs)
  • Depart at 20:30 on Saturday and arrive in Portsmouth at 19:45 on Sunday
  • Depart at 17:15 on Sunday and arrive in Portsmouth at 20:45 on Monday

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 Friday for a 17:00 departure from Portsmouth to Santander. Have lunch in one of the high quality onboard restaurants - whether you want a sandwich or fine dining or something in between there are choices to suit everyone.

Spend the afternoon swimming, visiting the cinema or browsing the shops before enjoying your evening meal and some live entertainment. 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. Spend a leisurely Saturday morning on board before arriving in Santander at 17:30 in time for tapas in one of the cities many excellent restaurants.

Getting back: Spend a week or two in Spain then make your homeward journey with a 20.30 Saturday sailing. Relax and enjoy the onboard experience, take advantage of children's entertainments, and the games room while you use free Wi-fi Internet access to catch up on what's been going on at home. See a film 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 luxury cruise facilities before arriving back in Portsmouth at 19.45, ready for your journey home.