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Portsmouth - Santander
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Saturday, 4 January 2020
  • Travel: Saturday, 22 February 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
Portsmouth - Bilbao
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Tuesday, 31 December 2019
  • Travel: Tuesday, 6 October 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
Plymouth - Santander
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Wednesday, 8 January 2020
  • Travel: Sunday, 26 July 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
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Ferries to Spain

Compare UK to Spain and Ireland to Spain ferries on the following routes:

  • Plymouth to Santander ferry. Brittany Ferries. 19hrs 30mins. Infrequent crossings.
  • Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry. Brittany Ferries. 1day 4hrs and 30mins. Up to 3 crossings per week.
  • Portsmouth to Santander ferry. Brittany Ferries. 1day 0hrs and 15mins. Up to 3 crossings per week.
  • Cork to Santander ferry. Brittany Ferries. 1day 2hrs and 30mins. Up to 4 crossings per week.

Spain Travel Guide

Almost 65 million tourists headed to Spain in 2014, making it one of the most visited countries in the world. The ideal way to explore Spain must be by car or public transport. So why not take a ferry to Spain and really have your holiday your way. You'll also have the chance to discover unspoilt parts of the country and escape from the typical holiday hot spots.

With its many sea ports like Barcelona, Santander, Bilbao, Cádiz, Malaga and Balearic Islands among others, taking a ferry to Spain is an ideal way to enjoy the sun, superb food, local wine, monuments and hospitality.

Seville city
The City of Seville

All around the Spanish coast there are splendid beaches, historic ports along the Bay of Biscay and the Bay of Cádiz (also one of the oldest cities of Europe), lush green valleys at the Picos de Europa, which are among Spain's highest peaks, rising abruptly from the sea, and dotted with quaint mountain villages. Spain's climate varies, being more rainy in the north and hotter and dryer in the south. Any time of the year is a good moment to visit Spain, although July and August can be very hot.

Travelling in Spain

There are Spain ferry sailings from Algeciras to Tangier and Ceuta (North African enclave); Málaga and Almeria to Melilla (North African enclave); Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante to the Balearic Islands; and Cádiz to the Canary Islands.
By train, the AVE high speed rail service connects Madrid and Seville in 2hr 15m -stopping at Ciudad Real, Puerto Llano and Córdoba- and also Barcelona and Seville in 5hr 30m -stopping in the mentioned places, Madrid, Zaragoza and a few more.

By car, motorways are well-maintained and connect Spain north and south - some of these are toll roads. Main roads between major cities are fast and well-maintained.

Things to see

As well as spending time in the magnificent cities of Barcelona, Madrid and Seville there are other cities that worth a visit, like the ancient Spanish capital of Toledo. The city is dominated by the magnificent cathedral and Alcazar and is proud of its collection of paintings by El Greco, who lived and painted in Toledo.


  • 21 Dec 2019
    • All Good but confusing as one hour difference for departure on our internet confirmation and the actual departure time in Tangier.


  • 11 Dec 2019
    • Enjoy

      Review by BRIAN BAKER

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Ferry Crossing.
    • Over all very good. The sea was very rough but you cannot do anything about that but facilities helped to make a more comfortable sailing.

      Review by Anon

  • 15 Nov 2019
    You get what you pay
    • Budget crossing, very clean and adequate cabin. We had a problem with the shower, was fixed within 10mins of reporting it. Disappointing on the quality of food, unfortunately food kept hot under lights is never going to be the best. Staff were helpful. Value for money would use again in needed.

      Review by PETER COLLINS

  • 31 Oct 2019
    Basic but acceptable
    • When we booked the ferry we expected to be on the Pont Aven, having previously travelled on the Finisterre. Our only criticism was that the onboard facilities and choices were limited in comparison with our previous experience, probably because the boat appeared to be set up for the much shorter journey to Caen. Having said that, the staff crew were excellent and the accommodation on a par.

      Review by Anon

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Spain Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to Spain? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How much is the ferry to Spain?

The cheapest price for Spain found by AFerry customers recently is £128, on the Ibiza - Denia route for travel Sunday, 26 January 2020 with Balearia. Our most popular Spain route, Portsmouth - Santander, has recently been booked for £240 with Brittany Ferries, travelling Saturday, 22 February 2020. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

Which ferries go to Spain?

Ferries to Spain are operated by AML, Balearia, Brittany Ferries, FRS and Inter Shipping plus many more.

Where can I get a ferry to in Spain?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Algeciras, Bilbao, Ceuta, Santander and Tarifa to name a few.

How long is the ferry to Spain?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Spain is Tanger Med - Algeciras with AML and takes 30 min, while the longest crossing is La Palma - Cadiz with Trasmediterranea and can take up to 44 hrs 30 min.