Santander to Portsmouth Ferry

The Santander Portsmouth ferry route connects Spain with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 24 hours.

Santander Portsmouth sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Santander to Portsmouth Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Spain to England page.

Santander - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 24 hr
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Santander Portsmouth Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Santander Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.

Santander Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Santander Portsmouth "

    I chose this ferry to return to the UK from Portugal, just the eseay way to cross France.

    'Carlos Miguel Dionisio' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Smooth Journey but 11PM shutdown"

    Comfortable spacious ferry with decent food. Shame you have to use vending machines after 23:00

    'Mark' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A great way to treacle to Spain"

    We had a wonderful journey from Santander to Portsmouth. The Commodore class cabin was well worth the extra money and the Commodore lounge was an extra bonus, with great views from the aft end. We had a super dinner in the restaurant with helpful and efficient staff. The whole experience was like being on a cruise and not an overnight ferry.

    'Sharon' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Could be better"

    This was my return trip from Spain. I had originally booked this as a seat only, but was upgraded to a cabin as I complained about the filthy cabin I had on the outward journey to St. Malo from Portsmouth. This cabin was a little cleaner, at least it had been vacuumed, but there was still tomato ketchup spilt up the wall, and other stains that could do with cleaning, in this cabin. At least the bedding was fresh and smelt clean. The rest of the experience was first class all the way. My large motorcycle was secured quickly and efficiently on the car deck, which is always of most concern. The food was excellent, and reasonably priced, certainly better than the Tenerife ferry. The staff were awesome and always had time to chat.

    'Keith' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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Santander Guide

The Spanish city and port of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria on the north coast of Spain and lies to the east of Gijon and to the west of Bilbao. Popular tourist attractions in the city include the Cathedral of Santander, the lower temple (the "cripta del Cristo") was built in the 12th century on earlier Roman buildings. Its architectural style is a transition from Romanesque to Gothic. The upper church was built between the 13th and 14 the centuries.

Santander's port transports around 150,000 passengers each year to the ports of Plymouth and Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. The crossing time to Portsmouth is around 24 hours and 20 hours to Plymouth. The port has excellent road and rail facilities that provide good links with Portugal, the Spanish Costa's and other parts of Spain. Passenger facilities in the port include banks, supermarkets, a restaurant, tourist information desk and a souvenir shop.

Portsmouth Guide

The city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The city, which lies on the English Channel coast, has a long and illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that goes back centuries. The city was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the world's first ever dry dock in the 15th century, which is still in use today. The city is still an important base for the Royal Navy and is home to a number of important historical ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

Portsmouth was significantly bombed during the Second World War because of its strategic importance, and as a result the city is a mix of old and new buildings with some of the most historic areas being the Hard and the Point. The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.

Ferry services from the city's port depart to Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.