The Plymouth Santander ferry route connects England with Spain. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 19 hours 30 minutes.
Plymouth Santander 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.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Plymouth Santander route is a car and 2 passengers.
"The way to Spain and how to start your holiday!"
This was my first ferry trip to Spain, I am fortunate enough to be able to spend several weeks away this winter and sadly not wealthy enough to hire a car for that long so decided to take my own. What great idea, the additional insurance costs and roadside assistance upgrade were very inexpensive and the ferry cost not much more than the flight costs. The Brittany ferry Pont Aven was a treat to be on. Every member of staff I dealt with was pleasant and helpful nothing seemed too much bother and they seemed happy to be there which was infectious. Spotlessly clean it had an excellent restaurant and we enjoyed a fine dinner in the evening. The piano bar was really relaxing and the pianist very good indeed. Sailing out of Plymouth in the sunshine did make me wonder why I was going at all but waking up and going on deck after a good breakfast answered my question as sailing into Santander with sun and warmth was even better! The cabin was small but had everything you needed for a good nights' sleep. I don't think I'll travel to Spain any other way from now on except perhaps going from Portsmouth and shortening my journey in England.
'John Flynn' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont AvenRead More Read Less
good corssing and comfy and not a rip on the on board, pity about being stood for 90 mins in race leathers waiting to disembark in the heat
'Stephen' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont AvenRead More Read Less
"Around the bay of biscay - the calmest crossing ever"
An excellent crossing. Pont Aven is a fine ship.
'James' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont AvenRead More Read Less
"Recent crossing from Plymouth to Santander "
Excellent service, very impressed. Will definitely use Brittany Ferries in the future.
'Colin' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont AvenRead More Read Less
The English city of Plymouth is located on the south coast of the county of Devon, in the south west of the Britain. It is around 300 km to the south west of London and is located between the mouths of the River Plym and the River Tamar, where they both join Plymouth Sound. The city's history is inextricably linked to the sea and in its time the city has been, or still is, a hub for shipbuilding and seafaring in general. It is also home to the largest operational naval base in Western Europe, Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport.
The city's waterfront areas have many attractions for visitors to enjoy. The Barbican's cobbles quayside are definitely worth strolling through where visitors can follow in the Pilgrim father's footsteps. Alternatively, the National Marine Aquarium with its deep water fish tanks is also worth a visit. Then there is the Blackfriars Gin Distillery, where Plymouth's finest export can be tasted or simply take a boat trip around Plymouth Sound from Mayflower Steps.
Ferry services to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain depart from the city's port. There is also a passenger service operating to the Cornish hamlet of Cremyll, which is believed to have been in operation since 1204.
The modern Spanish city of Santander is located net to the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Sea, and is a popular destination with tourists who are mainly drawn to the city's lovely beaches and in particular those that are located around the resort of El Sardinero. The one stand out beach in this area is the Playa Primera de El Sardinero. Unsurprisingly the most popular time to visit the city tends to be during the warm summer months with many of the visitors making a direct beeline towards one of the many beaches. However, alternative ways of spending time in or around the city include taking a leisurely stroll along the Avenida de la Reina Victoria or along the promenade of Paseo Maritimo or by taking a cruise along the coastline. Santander's busy fishing district, known as Barrio Pesquero, is perhaps the best place to find a good seafood restaurant.
The Port of Santander is host to ferry services to Plymouth and Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. The crossing time for Portsmouth is around 24 hours and to Plymouth, 20 hours.