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How to get from Portsmouth to Santander by ferry ?

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

We know that planning a ferry trip from Portsmouth to Santander can be stressful, so we do our best to make your Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Santander simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Portsmouth to Santander Ferry Information

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

To travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Santander, you'll find tickets range from £236 for one person if you're travelling without a car to £712 if you're travelling with your car. The average price we've seen on the Portsmouth to Santander route is £447. The average ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Santander is 9 hours 26 min. The slowest ferries will take 9 hours 30 min to reach Santander, while the fastest boats will arrive in Santander in 8 hours 30 min. The first ferry leaves the port of Portsmouth at 21:30.

Average price of a Portsmouth to Santander ferry crossing
Price range of ferries Portsmouth Santander (Lowest price for 1 passenger and highest price for 1 passenger and a car)
£236 - £712
Average crossing time Portsmouth Santander
9 hours 26 min
Departure time of first ferry to Santander
Arrival time of first ferry to Santander
Arrival time of last ferry to Santander

Why travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with the family, a Portsmouth to Santander ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Santander. Here are 3 reasons why we think a ferry from Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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.
Take an unlimited amount of luggage
One piece of luggage is free, all the others have to be paid for. This is often the formula used when we travel with other modes of transport, which very often leads to a significant increase in the bill. For the Portsmouth to Santander crossing, as long as all your luggage is contained in your car, no supplement is required. If you are travelling as a pedestrian, the conditions may be more restrictive as you will need to carry your luggage with you until you arrive in Santander. However, it is advisable to ask the crew of Brittany Ferries, as luggage lockers are often provided for passengers to store their luggage during the crossing.
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 travel from Portsmouth to Santander with complete peace of mind, without fear of damage to your bike. You will get on your bike in Santander to get off the boat.

Which companies operate between Portsmouth and Santander?

If you want to travel between Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Santander
Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries is a Brittany-based shipping company operating ferry services to England, Ireland and Spain. On Vivanoda, you can compare Portsmouth-Santander fares and book a Brittany Ferries ticket between Portsmouth and Santander. Brittany Ferries operates 2 crossings a week to Santander from Portsmouth and the journey time is 23 hours 30 min. More information about Brittany Ferries
23 hours 30 min
2 crossings a week

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

Port of departure in Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth Continental 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 Portsmouth to Santander, it will take you at least 23 hours 30 min to cover the 524 mi between Portsmouth and Santander.

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

There are 1 ferry companies operating between Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth and Santander, you will travel 524 mi.

To go by boat from Portsmouth to Santander, you can find prices ranging from £236 for the lowest, to £712 for the highest. The average price we observed was £447.

The first ferry leaves Portsmouth at 21:30 for Santander.

What is a Portsmouth to Santander ferry crossing like?

It's not always easy to get a clear picture of what a Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth and Santander.

Departure from Portsmouth by ferry

Before your Portsmouth Santander ferry journey begins, here are the few steps to embark:

  • Arrival time in Portsmouth port / You should arrive at the Portsmouth ferry terminal within the time limit set by Brittany Ferries. After this time, the company may refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Portsmouth Santander crossing / At the Portsmouth 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 / Information messages are broadcast in the Portsmouth ferry terminal to invite you to board. In your vehicle, Brittany Ferries staff will proceed with boarding line by line. Wait patiently for your turn.

Portsmouth to Santander crossing: on board the ship...

On the Brittany Ferries ship, everyone has their own travel philosophy. While some people will be inclined to relax in a cosy lounge, others will be keen to shop in the boutiques or eat at the self-service restaurant.

Santander is in sight, disembarkation imminent!

Finally you will find some information for the arrival of the ferry in Santander:

  • Santander Harbour is in sight / You will not be able to return to your vehicle until the ferry has come to rest and tied up to the quay in Santander Harbour. 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. / If you have travelled from Portsmouth to Santander in the comfort of a cabin, you will need to vacate your cabin approximately half an hour before arrival in Santander.
  • Leaving the ship and exploring Santander / You can get your car out of the ferry's huge garage relatively quickly, once the doors are open. As a pedestrian, you will get out even faster. The customs staff at Santander harbour can give you a check. At last, your holiday in Santander has begun!


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