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Destination(s) 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Operated by Brittany Ferries
Sailings Up to 2 times per week
Duration 20 Hours
Distance 480 miles, 770 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 454
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This ferry to Spain sails twice a week from Plymouth to Santander. The ferry crossing takes just over 20 hours with two sailings a week aboard the Brittany Ferries flagship Pont-Aven.The ship sails until November and again starting in March. Travel with your car and enjoy a relaxing start to your holiday with a day and night on board. It’s an easy and comfortable way to get to Spain without being forced to drive a long while or being stuck in traffic jams.

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Ferry to Santander and Plymouth

A direct ferry trip from the UK to Spain starting in Plymouth is also possible. On this crossing to Spain, you'll sail with the luxury of the flagship cruise ferry, Pont-Aven. Taking just 20 hours from Plymouth to Santander, this ferry crosses the fastest route to Spain from the UK by ferry.

Santander is the capital of Cantabria and a popular vacation destination, and a great hub to continue your trip in Spain. You can head west to picturesque Asturias and lush green Galicia. Traveling by ferry to Spain from the UK is a comfortable way of traveling while skipping France and maybe avoiding traffic jams.

From Santander, the drive to Madrid is about a 4-hour drive, and to Barcelona, you'll be on for around 6 hours on the road.

The ferry from Portsmouth to Santander is another option when traveling by ferry from the UK to Spain. Santander is a bit more to the west than Bilbao is. This is one of the other destinations of the cruise ferries from Brittany ferries to Spain. These ferries are ideal options when you don't want to drive the whole trip.

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This page will provide information and tips about this ferry crossing from the UK to Spain from Brittany Ferries.

Ferry to Santander and Plymouth costs

If you want to travel by ferry to Santander or Plymouth, you can expect the following prices:

  • Lowest possible price for one adult: is €361,- for a one-way ticket for one person car, and a cabin.
  • Two persons with one car during peak season: €454 for a one-way ticket with a cabin 🛈
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Availability and prices

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Schedule Santander and Plymouth

Brittany Ferries sails twice weekly on Plymouth- Santander's route between England and Spain from both directions. We have overviewed the departure times below for the ferry to Santander crossing. Please note that these times can always change, and accurate information can be found in the booking module and on the ferry company's website.

Ferry to Santander from Plymouth (UK)

Every week there are two sailings from the UK (Plymouth) to Spain (Santander) on this particular route. Sailings to Santander from Plymouth depart every Sunday and Wednesday and set course to the Northern Spanish city of Santander. The trip is a 1-night ferry crossing where you can enjoy the holiday spirit while you eat delicious meals, visit the cinema or enjoy the pool or sundecks.

  • Two departures each week (20 hours)
  • Sailings on Sundays and Wednesdays with a departure between 16:00 and 17:00
  • Arrivals on Mondays and Thursdays between 11:00 and 14:00

Ferry to Plymouth from Santander

The return ferries from Santander to Plymouth also sail twice weekly: on Sundays and Wednesdays. This is a 1-day crossing. For the ferry back, you'll depart between 15:45 and 16:45 and return to the UK the next day around 13:15 – 14:00 in Plymouth.

Santander – Plymouth

  • Two return crossings each week (20 hours)
  • Sailings on Sundays and Wednesdays with departure at either 15:45 or 16:45 – one-night crossing
  • Arrive back in the UK on Monday or Thursday at 13:15 – 14:00

On board the ferry to Santander and Plymouth

On this crossing, you'll board the Pont-Aven, the Flag Ship of Brittany Ferries, for a 20-hour crossing to the Spanish mainland. As this is a night crossing, there are comfortable cabins and a lot of onboard entertainment (also for the kids).

This (and more) can be expected on the ferry:

  • Restaurant
  • Tapas
  • Bar

  • Lounge
  • Sun deck
  • Shop

  • Video on demand
  • Kids' play area

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when you arrive.


Santander terminal address:

C. Muelles de Maliaño, 21, 27, 39009 Santander, Cantabria, Spanje


Plymouth terminal address:
Millbay, Devon, Plymouth, PL1, 3EW, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions Ferry Santander – Plymouth

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Santander and Plymouth (Devon) is currently operated by Brittany Ferries

How long does the crossing Plymouth Bilbao take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Plymouth and Santander is approximately 769 km as the crow flies. The travel time of the ferry is just 20 hours, which makes it the fastest ferry crossing to Spain from the UK.

How often does the ferry go?

The ferries sail 2 per week back and forth between Plymouth and Santander

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes, you can bring your pet (dogs, cats, and ferrets). On short crossings, they stay in the vehicle, and on longer crossings are often kennels available or special cabins where you can bring your pet. Remember that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders.

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