Ferry from Plymouth to Santander

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Plymouth in South West England, UK, and Santander in Cantabria, Spain run seasonally. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Plymouth to Santander

Is there a ferry from Plymouth to Santander?

The Plymouth - Santander ferry route is usually available with 2 weekly crossings (every Wednesday and Sunday) from late March to early November. The route is operated by the ferry company of Brittany Ferries.

Tip: please note that the ferry timetable for the route from Plymouth to Santander is subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the crossing on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Plymouth to Santander?

The earliest ferry normally leaves Plymouth at 15:45 and reaches Santander at 13:15 the next day. The last ferry usually departs from Plymouth at 17:45, arriving in Santander at 15:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Plymouth to Santander?

The ferry ticket price from Plymouth to Santander starts at around €120 for a single ticket. The final ticket cost depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat/cabin type.


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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Plymouth to Santander with lower-cost ferry tickets. Brittany Ferries offers special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Children up to 15 years old
  • Club Voyage members

Note: children under 4 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Plymouth to Santander?

The ferry trip from Plymouth to Santander usually lasts 20 hr 30 min or 20 hr 45 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Plymouth to Santander?

The connections from Plymouth to Santander are operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry to Santander reaches the port in 20.5 hr.

What’s the distance between Plymouth to Santander?

The distance between Plymouth and Santander is around 480 nautical miles (about 885 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Santander from Plymouth

Take a look at some useful tips for your ferry trip to Santander:

  • In the busy months from May to September, we recommend arriving at the port of Plymouth well in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry trips on weekends.
  • When checking your ferry departure/arrival time, keep in mind that there is a 1-hr time difference between the UK and Spain.
  • To travel from the UK to Spain, you need a valid passport.
  • You can also take the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff and explore the picturesque fishing village in France with ease.

Where to take the ferry from Plymouth to Santander

Ferries to Santander in Spain depart twice a week from the port of Plymouth in southern England.

The port of Plymouth is easily accessible by car, train, bus, and on foot. If you’re traveling by car from London, take the M4 westbound until you get to the M5 motorway. Follow M5 south-west towards Exeter and then head on the A38 to Plymouth. If you prefer to travel by train, Plymouth's central railway station is very close to the port entrance. 

It takes approximately 30-35 min to walk to the ferry terminal from the train station, 15 min from the city center and 25-30 min from the coach station.

Tips: passengers must check in at least 45 min before departure.

Can I travel on the ferry from Plymouth to Santander with a car?

Yes, ferries traveling from Plymouth to Santander have car decks, so you can embark your vehicle.

Ferry luggage

With Brittany Ferries, there is no official limit to the luggage you can carry. However, for foot passengers, the company recommends limiting their luggage to a maximum of 2 pieces of luggage weighing 20 kg per crossing.

During your ferry trip from Plymouth to Santander, you can keep your luggage next to you, keep it in your vehicle, or store it in your cabin.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.


The ferries traveling from Plymouth to Santander have many types of cabins, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel 

Pets are welcome on ferries operating on the Plymouth - Santander route. On Brittany Ferries vessels, there are kennels (small and large) and pet-friendly cabins available.

Pets must be muzzled and on a leash at all times whilst outside of the kennel / pet-friendly cabin. In addition, make sure to carry your pet’s health certificates and any supplies you might need.

Useful info: keep in mind that you must travel in a vehicle if you have pets.

Book ferry tickets from Plymouth to Santander

Currently, online booking for the Plymouth - Santander ferry crossing isn't available. However, you can find more information about the ferry trip to Santander from Plymouth on our Map of ferries, compare prices and schedules, and plan your trip on Ferryhopper in just a few steps!