Plymouth to Santander Ferry

Brittany Ferries operate the Plymouth to Santander ferry.

The Plymouth to Santander ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. With a sailing time of around 20 hours there’s time to relax onboard and take advantage of the many facilities including bars, restaurants (with the renowned buffet), play areas, pool and more.

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  • Plymouth to Santander (Brittany Ferries). Occasional sailings. Duration 20 hours.
  • Sailing on Pont Aven
  • Travel on foot or with a vehicle
  • Ensuite cabin accommodation compulsory

Alternative Ferries

Plymouth to Santander Ferry

  • Weekly sailing to Santander departs on Sunday
  • Plymouth to Santander in 24 hours – the shortest crossing from the UK to Spain
  • Sail on the Brittany Ferries luxury flagship Pont Aven
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Onboard Experience

Pont Aven provides luxury accommodation and facilities to make your sailing from Plymouth to Santander truly memorable, and an integral part of your holiday. The ferry boasts a range of facilities from fine dining restaurants to a swimming pool, and of course bars and shopping to keep the whole family entertained during the 20 hour crossing.

Food and Drink

Take your pick from a selection of restaurants for everything from light snacks and meals to full on fine dining in “le Flora”. Here a la carte dining may include smoked salmon, langoustines and Champagne for a romantic evening meal and the perfect start or end to your holiday. Simpler food can be found at “La Belle Angele” where you might find fish and chips, or for those who just want a snack there’s cafes serving delicious baguettes and pastries.


Not one but two cinemas show the latest movie releases and for the teenagers there’s a video games room with a range of ¬†the latest arcade games. Fancy a dip? Spend an hour or two in the swimming pool and leisure area before heading off to the shops. In the evening relax with a drink and enjoy some of the live entertainment laid on including a band, cabaret, and DJ. For those who just want to kick back with a good book and enjoy the ride, there are plenty of quiet areas to relax in.

Kid’s Entertainment

There’s a childrens’ entertainment program to keep the little ones occupied and of course a kids play area. They can also enjoy the pool or one of the child-friendly restaurants. Your cabin is also never far away for an afternoon nap or somewhere to freshen up before the next round of exploring!


There’s a choice of cabins available to suit your requirement and your budget. Select from 2 or 4 berth cabins, and if you want a little extra try the De Luxe or Commodore Class cabins for true luxury. All cabins are ensuite and have air conditioning, and there a disabled access cabins available too. Cots can be provided for younger travellers.

Our Verdict

Brittany Ferries offer the only way to sail to Spain from the UK with a choice of destinations of either Bilbao or Santander. Whichever you choose you will be travelling in comfort and style on a luxury ferry – the Pont Aven being Brittany Ferries’ flagship. Ideal for families with a relaxed atmosphere onboard, it’s the perfect way to travel to Spain with your car avoiding all the hassles associated with air travel. Plus you save miles of driving through France and instead spend your time relaxing and enjoying the cruise.