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 22 hours 30 minutes, meaning you will arrive at your destination faster than other ferry routes to the European country.

Currently, Brittany Ferries is the only operator to sail to Santander and the crossing service operates twice each week, leaving Plymouth every Sunday and Tuesday while return sailing takes places every Monday 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 £325 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! If you book a 9-person car, prices can be as little as £51.12 per person.

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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

All these benefits have no limits and are available 24 hours a day for the entire duration of the journey.

How Do I Add The Premium Lounge To My Booking?

Simply select this as part of the booking process and the price will update automatically.

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.

LocationDistance(miles)Distance(km)Journey Time
Bilbao467255 mins
Madrid2654224 hours
Vitoria711141 hour 52 minutes
Gijon671802 hours 15 minutes
Villadolid322472 hours 42 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Plymouth to Santander ferry crossing?

The crossing takes 22 hours 30 minutes with up to two sailings each week.

What currencies can I use?

You can use £ sterling and € Euros onboard.

Is there WiFi on-board?

Yes, Brittany Ferries offer free WiFi.

Are there baggage restrictions?

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

Are there restaurants on-board?

Yes, several. Each restaurant has a different menu, so we advise to look around first.

Can we go outside?

Yes, except in bad weather. We don’t want you falling overboard.

Will my kids be entertained?

Yes, there are several areas where kids can entertain themselves such as the playroom for younger children and the games room for teenagers.

Can I take my pet?

Yes, pet travel is available on the Brittany Ferries Santander route.

Can I go as a foot passenger?

No, unfortunately not on the Plymouth Santander route.

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