There are two ferry destinations in Spain – Bilbao and Santander and both are now operated by Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth and Plymouth (the Portsmouth – Bilbao route will start in Spring 2011). Luxury cruise ferries the Pont Aven and Cap Finistere to make your crossing enjoyable and relaxing and a short as 20 hours – which you choose may come down to price, convenience, or onboard facilities.
Ferries to Spain from…
Ferry Operators Sailing to Spain
- Brittany Ferries (sails from Portsmouth and Plymouth)
Use the links above to find out more about ferry operators with routes to Spain.
None, really, unless you do the long drive through France.
UK & Spain Ferry Ports
The British have a long-standing love affair with Spain, and for good reason. Beautiful, relaxed, and of course a great climate makes Spain a favourite with all ages. It’s most popular to fly to Spain, but if you want to take your own car (with as much as you can pack!) and explore the diverse country, or even drive to southern France, then the ferry is the way to go.
Ferries from the UK to Spain sail to the northern coast and there’s a choice of Santander or Bilbao. Brittany Ferries operate a luxurious cruise ship from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander with a journey time of around 22h. There’s plenty to do onboard, so the crossing will pass in no time – your time onboard is really part of your holiday and the perfect chance to relax and wind down before disembarking in Spain.
P&O Ferries also offer a ferry service from Portsmouth to Bilbao with a crossing time of 34h. Again, it’s on a luxurious cruise ferry with entertainment for the kids and adults, so it should be looked on as an exciting start to your holiday, or a relaxing end to it!