Santander port is in the heart of the city so within easy walking distance of its shops and attractions as well as being the gateway to the Picos de Europa.
GET IN TOUCH
Calle Antonio López, Cantabria, Santander39009Spain
Due to our new health & safety measures, passengers must check-in at least 90 minutes before departure.
BY CAR/ MOTORCYCLE/ BICYCLE
Arriving from the motorways A-67 or S-10
Follow signs for "Santander" ignoring the yellow "Puerto" signs. On approaching the city and after passing the car dealerships, drive through a small tunnel. After 800m, bear right following the bright yellow sign for Ferry (it will have a car symbol) then continue until you reach a small roundabout. Take the third exit and go through the Port of Santander control point (also signed for "Ferry" in orange). The Brittany Ferries check-in area will be to the left as you enter the restricted area.
Arriving from Santander city centre
From the sea front at Pereda Gardens with the Brittany terminal on your left, follow the orange signs for "Ferry". You will be directed to bear right on "Avenida de Castilla". When you reach the end of the avenue, turn left following the signs for ferry. Continue 700m and bear right, then at the roundabout take the third exit and go through the Port of Santander Control Point (also signed for "Ferry" in orange). The Brittany Ferries check-in area will be to the left as you enter the restricted area.
The station is 5-10 minutes' walk from the terminal with services to Madrid, Bilbao, Alicante and Oviedo. RENFE is the national railway system and has links to almost every town in Spain.
RENFE offers a Spain Pass which is valid for one month's rail travel and gives access to the whole country. Customers can select between 4-12 train journeys within this one month period for a set price. For more information and to book please visit:
The bus station is a 5-10 minutes walk from the terminal with direct connections to Madrid and Bilbao.
If you're travelling by coach, you'll need to check in as a foot passenger at the ferry terminal and the coach will board the ferry.
Taxis can be ordered through the Santander town taxi service (Tel. (00 34) 942 33 33 33). Taxis are available when the ferry arrives in Santander. A fare to the main hotels in the town will cost between 6-10€.
Foot passengers must check in at the ferry terminal.
Santander port facilities
Wheelchair-accessible building with information desk and departure lounge on the first floor
Disabled toilets in terminal and vehicle check-in lanes
Wheelchairs available in case of emergency
Muzzled dogs on a lead are allowed in all areas of the port
Foot passengers access the ship via an escalator or a lift from the first-floor of the terminal building to the ship's gangway. If you require additional assistance, your boarding may take slightly longer than usual.
The layout of the port means there is a distance between the car park and the terminal building. It is around 10-15 minutes walk and can be difficult for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility.
TRAVELLING WITH DOGS
Once through check-in, in the vehicle check-in lanes, dogs are not allowed to leave your car.
Parking is only permitted for dropping off and picking up. Passengers wishing to park for longer must use one of the paying car parks nearby. Vehicles are parked at your own risk. Please note that there are parking restrictions throughout Santander for any vehicle over 1.8m in height.
PARKING FOR MOTOR HOMES, CAMPER VANS AND CARAVANS
Public area in an industrial zone - Park at your own riskAddress: Calle César Llamazares, 39011 Santander
SOMO Motorhome service pointAddress: Calla Mojante 25. Somo-Suesa, Cantabria
66 caravan spaces including 10 electrical hook-ups. Price: 12 € with electrical hook-up and 9 € without (includes VAT). Maximum permitted stay is 96 hours.
Other services: wifi, grey and blackwater disposal, drinking water, electricity, recreational area, bathrooms and outside showers. Supermarket and petrol station 500m away.