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How to get from Plymouth to Santander by ferry ?

Looking for the perfect Plymouth to Santander ferry ticket? You've come to the right place. Taking a ferry from Plymouth to Santander is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

We know that planning a ferry trip from Plymouth to Santander can be stressful, so we do our best to make your Plymouth to Santander ferry booking as quick and easy as possible.

With Vivanoda, our easy to use platform, you can compare prices, routes and services of different ferry companies like Brittany Ferries. This way you can find the best deal on a Plymouth Santander ferry ticket to suit your needs and budget, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with your family.

Most Brittany Ferries ships offer on-board facilities such as cabins, restaurants, shops, Wi-Fi and more. Often they also offer facilities for people with reduced mobility.

To find the best deals on ferries from Plymouth to Santander simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Plymouth to Santander Ferry Information

Port of departure
United Kingdom
Port of Arrival
479 mi
Ferry Companies
Brittany Ferries
Frequency of crossings
2 crossings a week
Minimum crossing time
21 hours 30 min
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Ferry Plymouth Santander: Fares, Timetables and Duration

To travel by ferry from Plymouth to Santander, you'll find tickets range from £139 for one person if you're travelling without a car to £705 if you're travelling with your car. The average price we've seen on the Plymouth to Santander route is £374. The average ferry crossing time from Plymouth to Santander is 21 hours 5 min. The slowest ferries will take 21 hours 15 min to reach Santander, while the fastest boats will arrive in Santander in 20 hours 30 min. The first ferry leaves the port of Plymouth at 12:15. The last boat to Santander leaves the port of Plymouth at 16:45.

Average price of a Plymouth to Santander ferry crossing
Price range of ferries Plymouth Santander (Lowest price for 1 passenger and highest price for 1 passenger and a car)
£139 - £705
Average crossing time Plymouth Santander
21 hours 5 min
Departure time of first ferry to Santander
Time last ferry leaves for Santander
Arrival time of first ferry to Santander
Arrival time of last ferry to Santander

Why travel by ferry from Plymouth to Santander?

Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with the family, a Plymouth to Santander ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Santander. Here are 3 reasons why we think a ferry from Plymouth to Santander is an ideal way to travel.

To enjoy the incredible sea view
When we are on the coast, we often look for places that offer the best sea view. You'll enjoy a 360-degree view of the ocean from the port of Plymouth to Santander, whether you're having lunch or relaxing in one of the ship's lounges. Restaurant, bars, lounges, cabins,... the magnificent views of the sea are omnipresent on board the ship.
Resting in a cabin
Although booking a cabin on the Plymouth to Santander crossing is optional, it is a comfort that should be enjoyed. Equipped with berths, private bathrooms and sometimes even portholes or balconies, the cabins are not unlike real hotel rooms. Even on a day crossing, enjoying the privacy of a cabin is still possible and much more comfortable than sitting in a lounge.
No need to worry about travelling with your bike
Travelling with your bike on a train, plane or bus is often a nightmare because it is so cumbersome to carry. This is not the case on the ferry. Like any vehicle, your two-wheeler will be parked in the ship's garage. You leave it there for the duration of the Plymouth-Santander crossing in complete safety and without fear of it being damaged. You will get on your bike in Santander to get off the boat.

Which companies operate between Plymouth and Santander?

If you want to travel between Plymouth and Santander by ferry, there are a number of companies to choose from including Brittany Ferries who run regular services between the two cities. You can find out more about the different shipping companies on this route and their departure times here.

Brittany Ferries Plymouth Santander
Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries is a Brittany-based shipping company operating ferry services to England, Ireland and Spain. On Vivanoda, you can compare Plymouth-Santander fares and book a Brittany Ferries ticket between Plymouth and Santander. Brittany Ferries operates 2 crossings a week to Santander from Plymouth and the journey time is 21 hours 30 min. More information about Brittany Ferries
21 hours 30 min
2 crossings a week

Where do the ferries leave from in Plymouth? Where do the boats arrive in Santander?

Port of departure in Plymouth

Brittany Ferries ferries depart for Santander from the following ports in Plymouth:

Plymouth Ferry Terminal

Port of arrival in Santander

Brittany Ferries ships arrive in Santander from the following ports:

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If you take a ferry from Plymouth to Santander, it will take you at least 21 hours 30 min to cover the 479 mi between Plymouth and Santander.

This often depends on the season (there are fewer crossings between Plymouth and Santander in winter) and the ferry company (Brittany Ferries). There are currently 2 crossings a week between Plymouth and Santander.

There are 1 ferry companies operating between Plymouth and Santander: Brittany Ferries.

Yes, absolutely, direct crossings are offered by Brittany Ferries.

Before booking, compare the prices of Brittany Ferries on our website Vivanoda. Then book the crossing of your choice easily and securely on our partner's website.

If you want to change or cancel your Plymouth Santander ferry booking, you can do so easily by contacting our partner who manages your booking. Please note that, depending on the fare conditions, some tickets are non-refundable or non-changeable. It is important to take this into account when booking your ticket.

During your crossing between Plymouth and Santander, you will travel 479 mi.

To go by boat from Plymouth to Santander, you can find prices ranging from £139 for the lowest, to £705 for the highest. The average price we observed was £374.

The first ferry leaves Plymouth at 12:15 for Santander.

The last ferry to Santander usually departs from Plymouth at 16:45.

What is a Plymouth to Santander ferry crossing like?

It's not always easy to get a clear picture of what a Plymouth to Santander crossing will be like, especially if you're not familiar with this mode of transport. We will therefore describe this unique travel experience, from embarkation in Plymouth to disembarkation in Santander, in order to help you better project yourself into the maritime world of Brittany Ferries. You will also find practical information about Plymouth and Santander.

Departure from Plymouth by ferry

Before you set off on your Plymouth Santander ferry journey, here are some steps to take before boarding:

  • Arrival time in Plymouth port / You must allow a certain amount of time (check with Brittany Ferries) before the ship's actual departure time to arrive at the Plymouth ferry terminal. After this time, the company may refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Plymouth - Santander crossing / At the Plymouth ferry terminal, look for the Brittany Ferries counters and present your passport and booking number. If you have a car, you can check in from the vehicle queue.
  • Boarding the ferry to Santander / From the Plymouth ferry terminal you will be invited to board the ferry by the voice messages broadcast. In your vehicle, Brittany Ferries staff will proceed with boarding line by line. Wait patiently for your turn.

Life on board the ferry between Plymouth and Santander

On the Brittany Ferries ship, everyone has their own travel philosophy. Some travellers will want to relax in the privacy of a cabin, while others will enjoy the bars, restaurants, games and shops.

Santander is in sight, disembarkation imminent!

Here is some information for the disembarkation in Santander:

  • Santander Harbour is in sight / You will not be able to reach the garage until invited by the crew. There is no need to rush. In the meantime, we advise you to enjoy the arrival in Santander from the outside deck.
  • If you are in a cabin. / You will need to vacate your cabin approximately half an hour before arrival in Santander Harbour.
  • Leaving the ship and exploring Santander / Once the garage doors are open, getting off the ship is fairly quick. As a pedestrian, you will get out even faster. In Santander you are likely to pass a customs check. At last, your holiday in Santander has begun!


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