Plymouth to Santander

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If you’re looking to travel to the South-western region of Europe, a Plymouth Santander ferry is an excellent choice as it can take you between England and Spain. It is the most direct route from England to Spain as the crossing takes just about 20 hours 15 minutes.


Currently, Brittany Ferries is the only operator to sail to Santander and the crossing service operates twice each week, leaving Plymouth every Sunday and Wednesday.

Your holiday starts the moment you board the Brittany Ferries’ flagship with a luxury travel experience.

Plymouth to Santander Ferry Prices

Prices start as low as £75 for a return crossing with a car but prices can go higher at peak times. To get the best price, we advise you book as far ahead as possible or book as many friends and family to come with you in your car.


Brittany Ferries

£ 75 From
  • There are departures every Sunday and Wednesday until November 2022 and from late March 2023
  • 20 hours and 15 minute crossing
  • Twice weekly departures (short crossing time of just over 20 hrs)
  • Set sail late afternoon to arrive in Santander around lunchtime

Upgrades Available on this Route

The standard cabins on the ferry gives you the privacy of your own space onboard so you get a great night rest, but if you want to have the best ferry experience, we suggest upgrading to Commodore Cabin.


The Commodore Cabins are the most luxurious onboard accommodation option on the ferry, offering the following benefits:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Complimentary hot and cold drinks
  • Twins beds plus sofa bed/ recess bed
  • Lounge area
  • Private balcony to take in fantastic views
  • Mini bar
  • Free newspapers


Why sail Plymouth to Santander?

The Plymouth Santander ferry route is a great choice if you wish to travel to the Northern territories. The table shows some distances as per Google maps.

Additionally, the Santander route will take you faster to Spain than the Bilbao route, saving at least 2 hours of sailing time. It can also help you save money as the ferry prices are more affordable.

Locations Near Santander

Below are some popular regions visited by travellers. 

Plymouth Port

Santander Port

Popular Driving Destinations from Santander


LocationDistance(miles)Distance(km)Journey Time
Bilbao467255 mins
Vitoria711141 hour 52 minutes
Gijon671802 hours 15 minutes
Villadolid322472 hours 42 minutes

FAQ About Plymouth to Santander

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Plymouth to Santander ferry route.

The crossing takes 20 hours 15 minutes with up to two sailings each week.

You can use £ sterling and € Euros on-board.

Yes, some ferries have wifi.

None. Unlike airports, your baggage allowance is determined by how much you can get in your vehicle!

There definitely is. You will find a selection of food and meals available – something to suit any taste. Each restaurant has a different menu so we advise to look around first.

Yes. There are several areas where kids can entertain themselves.

Yes you can but your pet is not allowed in any publicly accessible areas. Be sure to check the latest requirements on the Brittany Ferries website.

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