Portsmouth
Santander
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Portsmouth to Santander Ferry

The Portsmouth to Santander ferry route is available with 1 operator and runs all year round. The crossing from Portsmouth to Santander takes approximately 33 hours and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Portsmouth to Santander ferry duration can range between 33 hours 30 minutes and 34 hours depending on weather conditions and the type of vessels on which you sail.

Portsmouth to Santander Ferry Schedules

There is 1 weekly sailing from Portsmouth to Santander. Brittany Ferries provide only 1 sailing per week. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Portsmouth to Santander Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Portsmouth at approximately 21:30 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 21:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Portsmouth to Santander

The fastest ferry from Portsmouth to Santander is with Brittany Ferries in 33 hours and 30 minutes.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

Yes, cabins are available to book on ferries that sail from Portsmouth to Santander. There are a range of cabins onboard including 4 berth ensuite cabins offering spectacular sea views.

Are pets allowed on the ferry to Santander from Portsmouth?

Yes, Brittany Ferries welcome pets onboard their ferries from Portsmouth to Santander. All pets can travel in the car, in a kennel or in one of the pet-friendly cabins available. Please remember that dogs must be on a leash when walking around the ship. Passengers must also ensure that their pet has been vaccinated before travelling and has proof of which in a health certificate.

How much luggage can I bring on Portsmouth ferries to Santander?

Brittany Ferries don't have a specific luggage allowance. Therefore, passengers can bring as much luggage as they can physically carry.

Portsmouth to Santander Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Portsmouth - Santander can vary between £221 and £1,461 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £677, prices can range from £221 and £1,115. The average price with a car is £1,042. Car prices can range from £532 and £1,477. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

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Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

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Portsmouth - Santander Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price £816*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 33h 47m
Fastest Sailing Duration 31h 1m
First Ferry 19:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 470 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

The ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Santander is approximately 31h 01m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

Portsmouth to Santander ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Santander is £817. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Santander?

There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth to Santander and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Santander?

Book ferries from Portsmouth to Santander through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Portsmouth to Santander with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Portsmouth to Santander with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Santander from Portsmouth?

The distance between Portsmouth to Santander is approximately 470 nautical Miles.

Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.

Santander Guide

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.

Which is better Portsmouth or Santander?

The question of whether Portsmouth or Santander is better depends on individual preferences and needs. Portsmouth has a temperate maritime climate, with mild winters and cool summers. Santander enjoys a milder oceanic climate, with mild winters and pleasant summers. Portsmouth has a rich cultural heritage with attractions like the historic dockyard, Spinnaker Tower, and numerous museums. Santander has a vibrant art scene, with museums, galleries, and festivals that celebrate music, dance, and theater.Ultimately, the better choice between Portsmouth and Santander depends on personal preferences, career goals, and lifestyle preferences

How many days in Santander is enough?

The number of days needed in Santander depends on personal preferences and interests. For a brief visit, two to three days may be sufficient to explore the main attractions such as the Magdalena Palace, the Cathedral, and the Plaza Porticada. However, to fully experience the city and its surroundings, a longer stay of four to five days would be ideal. This allows for visits to the beautiful beaches of El Sardinero, a trip to the Cabárceno Nature Park, and exploring the picturesque coastal towns nearby such as Santillana del Mar and Comillas. Additionally, Santander is known for its lively cultural scene, including festivals, exhibitions, and gastronomy, so a longer stay would provide more opportunities to immerse oneself in the local culture. Ultimately, the duration of the visit should be based on individual preferences and the desire to explore both the city and its surroundings.


Portsmouth to Santander Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 19:00 07:00 36 hours Fri
Brittany Ferries 23:59 07:00 31 hours 1 minute Sat
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