Plymouth to Santander ferry

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Journey Information

There is one daily ferry from Plymouth to Santander. Traveling by ferry from Plymouth to Santander usually takes around 20 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Brittany Ferries ferry can make the trip in 20 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance478 mi (769 km)
Shortest duration20h 15m
Cheapest price€153.49
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBrittany Ferries
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Plymouth to Santander?

There is one ferry company that operates from Plymouth to Santander. Brittany Ferries is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Brittany Ferries120h 39m€224.20
  • Book Brittany Ferries from Plymouth to Santander from €153. Typically there is one Brittany Ferries schedule per day from Plymouth to Santander and you can expect on average to pay for a Brittany Ferries ticket to Santander. In Plymouth, Brittany Ferries departs to Santander from Ferry Terminal . In Santander, Brittany Ferries arrives at Ferry Terminal .

    An average trip on Brittany Ferries from Plymouth to Santander takes 20 hours and 39 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Santander in 20 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Santander.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the ferry or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The ferry usually takes around 20 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 478 miles (769 kilometers) from Plymouth to Santander. However, the fastest ferry only takes 20 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Plymouth to Santander is on Monday. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Thursday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Thursday is the way to go.

There is usually only one ferry per day from Plymouth to Santander. Therefore, the 12:00 ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

There is usually only one ferry per day from Plymouth to Santander. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

City Information


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Located on the south coast of Devon, Plymouth is an English port city steeped in maritime heritage with a recently-revitalized waterfront. Although many seaport towns in Britain have a boastful history, none can quite match Plymouth's. It was here, just off the coast of Plymouth Port, that English naval forces defeated the Spanish Armada. Plus, one of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Mayflower Steps. These meaningful steps commemorate when the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth port in 1620 for the New World.

In addition to its history, Plymouth has enough modern amenities to compete as a tourist destination. With big brands and independent stores on offer, the city center is a wonderland for shoppers. Drake Circus is the town's premier shopping venue, with over 70 covered shops for the rainier days. The West End area offers more independent retailers, including the Plymouth Market, selling local crafts, foods, and much more.

Travel to Plymouth is simple. Either fly in via Exeter Airport, or catch a train from destinations like London, Liverpool, or Leeds. National Express and Megabus buses also operate routes to the city as a more affordable way to travel throughout the United Kingdom.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Plymouth?

Main departure station: Ferry Terminal

Most ferries depart from the main station in Plymouth.

All ferry stations in Plymouth:

  • Ferry Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Santander?

Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal

All ferries from Plymouth arrive at one main station in Santander.

Ferry stations in Santander:

  • Ferry Terminal

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