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Brittany Ferries operates three return crossings per week by car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander making it easy to take your car to Spain. The ferry service between Portsmouth and Santander is operated by the two fastest ships in Brittany Ferries' fleet, the Pont Aven and the Cap Finistere. Portsmouth-Santander will depart every Tuesday (Pont Aven) and Friday (Cap Finist�re), returning Monday (Pont Aven) and Saturday (Cap Finist�re) with a crossing time of 24 hours.

Maintenance requirements sometimes result in changes to this schedule during the winter months, so click for up to date Brittany Ferries timetables from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander.

The Pont-Aven also operates between Plymouth and Santander, sharing the journeys so that effectively there are four journeys a week between the UK and Northern Spain. So you could sail out from Plymouth and return to Portsmouth, or vice versa, giving you greater flexibility in your choice of crossing dates.

Whale watching in the Bay of Biscay

The crossing takes just 24 hours making this the speediest way to get from Portsmouth to Northern Spain.pont aven ferry portsmouth santander

The Cap Finistere also operates mini-cruises between Portsmouth and Santander offering all the facilities of this luxurious ship , a short stay in Santander, plus there's always the chance of spotting whales or dolphins en-route.

Because the Pont-Aven is such a magnificent ship, perhaps the most highly specified ferry sailing from the UK, your trip is not only easy, it's a holiday in itself. You can enjoy the onboard facilities, take in some whale-spotting and enjoy a good night's sleep. Being on this ship is a bit like being at the seaside, with a fabulous swimming pool complex and leisure area and a wrap-around promenade deck. The ship is very light and airy inside with a 5 deck atrium.

As well as similar facilities to the Pont Aven, the Cap Finistere boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool and is capable of speeds up to 30 mph.

Both vessels offer catering facilities are up to the standard you would expect from a French owned company, with a full table service restaurant, a self-service restaurant, a caf�, two bars and an additional pool-side bar.

brittany ferries pont aven portsmouth santanderOnboard accommodation ranges from comfortable reclining seats to the luxurious Commodore Cabins with a standard of comfort and amenities usually associated with up-market hotel rooms.

The journey to Santander crosses the Bay of Biscay, a great place for whale watching and dolphin spotting. Brittany Ferries offers special whale watching sessions in conjunction with ORCA, a leading marine conservation charity. This is a great opportunity to get up close to species ranging from Harbour Porpoises to the mighty Fin Whale, the second largest animal on Earth.
Portsmouth has recently re-invented itself as a trendy waterside city, so if you can't make it to the ferry terminal without an overnight stop you could do worse than spend an evening in Portsmouth. The waterfont area has plenty of restaurants and bars to while away the time. The ferry terminal is right at the end of the M275, making it one of the easiest of all ferry terminals to access. The M275 links directly to the M27 which in turn links into the rest of the UK motorway network, so wherever you're coming from, Portsmouth is very convenient.
Santander is the gateway to Northern Spain, often called Green Spain because its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Biscay means the area enjoys a more temperate and sometimes wetter climate than the rest of Spain. It is a region of empty sandy beaches, majestic mountains with fabulous walking, and is steeped in history tinged with a Celtic feel. Santander is a pleasant seaside town with great beaches.

A car makes a big difference to a holiday in this area, as public transport is not great. It enables you to explore the fantastic coastline of Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia, as well as venturing inland to the stunning scenery of the Picos de Europa. So save yourself the trouble of driving dowm through France, enjoy the crossing on the Pont-Aven and explore this still largely unspoilt corner of Europe.

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