Santander ferry port in Spain is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Plymouth & Portsmouth available. With a selection of up to 3 Sailings Weekly, the port of Santander connects Spain with England.
Sailing durations range from 20 hours 45 minutes on the Plymouth service to 24 hours 15 minutes on the Portsmouth service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Santander fare search.
Santander is a Spanish port city in the north of the country, situated on the Atlantic coast. Santander ferry port is located extremely close to the city itself, making it easy for any holidaymakers and tourists to get into this beautiful city. The city centre and main square are accessible with a short walk and the railway station is also in close proximity to the port.
If you are catching the ferry to Spain there are three ports that connect to Santander. All services are operated by Brittany Ferries and currently run from the UK and Ireland. Two of the ports are found on the English south coast, Plymouth and Portsmouth, with the third at Cork in the south of Ireland.
The Plymouth to Santander ferry takes approximately 20 hours in total whilst the Portsmouth to Santander service takes around 24 hours. The journey from Ireland takes slightly longer, with the crossing completed in 26 and a half hours.
The city has a great mixture of urban beaches, bustling shopping areas and fantastic restaurants and bars. The old town is a popular area to sample a few drinks or treat yourself to local cuisine, with the region specialising in seafood dishes. The city is also a big hit with domestic Spanish tourists as well as from further afield. If you’re a culture vulture, a must visit whilst in the area is in nearby Comillas, where you’ll find 'El Capricho', a building by the famous Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí. In the summer months El Sardeinero beach is the go to spot to catch some rays and enjoy a swim in the sea.
To get to Santander Ferry Port, take the N634 westwards along the coast towards Coruna, and eastwards towards Bilbao. The N611 goes south to Valladolid and the N623 links the ferry port with Burgos. To get to the port from town follow the signs to Puerto, Zona Maritma or Ferry.
The train station is 5-10 minutes away from the terminal with services to Bilbao and Oviedo. RENFE is the national railway system and has links to almost every town in Spain.
Visit the Renfe website for more info.
There is a coach station in Santander about 5-10 minutes from Santander Ferry terminal and there are regular services to and from Madrid and Bilbao.
Santander Ferry Port Parking is only permitted for dropping off and picking up. Passengers wishing to park for longer must use one of the paying car parks nearby.
Estación Marítima, 39002 Santander, Spain
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Santander Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Santander Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!