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

  • "GREAT WAY TO RETURN HOME"

    Having spent the summer travelling through France and Spain this was a pleasant way to travel home and relax without being "behind the wheel". The crossing was calm and the cabin was more than adequate. Food and drinks on board were not extortionate. We sailed and arrived on time and were off the boat in a matter of minutes. I would consider using this route again although a port in North West Spain would be a bonus rather than 2 in the North east.

    'Stephen' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Pleasant cruise home to UK"

    We had a pleasant trip on the overnight from Santander to Portsmouth. Beds comfortable, cabin clean. Breakfast in the cafe was a bit disappointing but lunch and dinner in the restaurant were good, if a bit pricey. We were lucky the weather was calm. However there is little to do on this ship so bring your own entertainment.

    'Jonathan' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Welcome aboard"

    Overall this ferry is very high standards. Especially the restaurant which serves amazingly good food for something being prepared in a galley! I have used the ferry 5 times but this time didn't book early enough and ended up with a basic inside cabin. Would recommend booking early and trying for a higher standard and outside cabin. The trip can be quite tedious as its 24 hrs on a boat but the crew are very friendly and helpful.

    'Peter' travelled Santander Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Pont Aven"

    Would highly recommend using Brittany Ferries on the Santander to Portsmouth route. Although we departed later than scheduled due to a medical emergency on the inbound route, Brittany Ferries had already notified us of the delay before we got to Santander ...... and we made up the lost time overnight so arrived back in Portsmouth on schedule. The ship is absolutely immaculate and our inside cabin was clean and functional (even with bunk beds!).

    'Paul' 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.