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

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

Spain is one of our most popular countries. For peak season sailings, please book as soon as possible.

You can also book ferries to and from Spain from the Balearic Islands, North Africa, the Canary Islands and more.

How much is the ferry to Spain?

Route Price Fare Details
Portsmouth - Bilbao
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Wednesday, 2 September 2020
  • Travel: Sunday, 11 October 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
Plymouth - Santander
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Saturday, 5 September 2020
  • Travel: Sunday, 27 September 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
Ibiza - Barcelona
  • Booked: Monday, 31 August 2020
  • Travel: Saturday, 12 September 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
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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.

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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 £119, on the Ibiza - Barcelona route for travel Saturday, 12 September 2020 with Trasmediterranea. Our most popular Spain route, Portsmouth - Bilbao, has recently been booked for £355 with Brittany Ferries, travelling Sunday, 11 October 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 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.