Aerial view of Santander

Santander, northern Spain

Portsmouth to Santander route map

Maps and driving directions

For passengers taking ferries from Portsmouth to Santander, these maps of Portsmouth and Santander will help you with driving directions to and from the ports.

Portsmouth is just a two hour drive away from London. It is easily reached via the M27 for fast access to the Midlands and the South of England. See the map below for more detailed directions.

Santander ferry port is accessed from the N634 that runs east to west through the city or the N611 leading south. To find the port follow the signs for "Puerto", "Zona Maritma" or "Ferry".

Brittany Ferries sailing routes map to France and Spain


Santander is an elegant city built around a natural port. It is a popular tourist destination with historic buildings including a spectacular cathedral and plenty of shops and restaurants serving traditional Spanish tapas. There are three, quiet, unspoilt sandy beaches less than 3km from the centre and the flora and fauna of the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park is only a drive away. Santander is a great starting point to reach holiday destinations in Spain and the South of France.

Find out the driving distances to some popular destinations in the table below and enjoy fast roads and wonderful scenery on your journey.

To Miles (Km)
Alicante 517 (832)
Barcelona 443 (709)
Gibraltar 637 (1021)
Leon, Castilla y León 173 (279)
Lisbon 517 (848)
Madrid, Madrid 243 (399)
Marbella 630 (1014)
Porto 405 (648)
Salamanca, Castilla y León 226 (364)
Santiago 474 (763)
Valladolid, Castilla y León 155 (250)
Vigo 314 (505)
Zaragoza, Aragon 249 (401)
Biarritz, Aquitaine 150 (246)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine 272 (437)
Toulouse, Midi Pyrénées 327 (537)
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur 583 (939)
Nice, Provence Côte d'Azur 685 (1103)

Holidays in Spain

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Driving in Spain

Have a look at our driving in Spain guide for information on road signs, speed limits, fuel,  autoroutes, safety camera warnings as well as on-the-spot fines.