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Portsmouth - Santander
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Thursday, 31 October 2019
  • Travel: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
Portsmouth - Bilbao
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Monday, 11 November 2019
  • Travel: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
Plymouth - Santander
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Sunday, 3 November 2019
  • 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.


  • 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

  • 28 Oct 2019
    Generally well satisfied
    • During the colder months the 10th Deck catering generally matched the colder weather on board, otherwise no complaints

      Review by JEFFREY REALFF

  • 27 Oct 2019
    No problem sailing
    • Bf, we very helpful, nothing too much trouble

      Review by DAVID WOODS

  • 24 Oct 2019
    Another good crossing
    • Apart from a short delay on departure our crossing went well and we arrived on time. Food was excellent, staff very helpful another good journey to Spain.

      Review by BRIAN COUPE

  • 21 Oct 2019
    away trip
    • sea was very rough am not a good sailor

      Review by GARY COOPER

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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 £200, on the Portsmouth - Bilbao route for travel Wednesday, 11 December 2019 with Brittany Ferries. Our most popular Spain route, Portsmouth - Santander, has recently been booked for £235 with Brittany Ferries, travelling Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

Which ferries go to Spain?

Ferries to Spain are operated by Balearia, Brittany Ferries, FRS, Inter Shipping and Trasmediterranea 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 FRS and takes 30 min, while the longest crossing is La Palma - Cadiz with Trasmediterranea and can take up to 44 hrs 30 min.