Portsmouth to Santander

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  1. philk

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    Evening guys,

    I was just about to book the Portsmouth to Santander for the 15th of March this year, the sailing is 10pm at night (22.00) and the only arrival details are 7.30
    Fine but, if its 7.30 the next day, that sounds too quick having done Pont Aven to Bilbao a few times, which leaves late afternoon and gets in at 11am ish, 18 hours. So nine and a half hours sounds too quick, but another 24 hours sounds slower than 1974 P&O. If though, its 7.30pm, surely they would have it as 19.30.

    Clearly I am suffering here, has anyone done the sailing and how long does it take?

    BTW, PCX arrived today, fantastic

    Philk
     
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    It's a day and a half, almost.
    Sail in the evening, full day next day on board, and arrive the following morning.
     
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    Thank you, you have made our mind up. We can get a chunnel and drive down in a very similar time frame.

    Cheers

    Phil k
     
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    From Brittany Ferries website.......

    Route Portsmouth to Santander
    Departure Thur 15 Mar 2012 22:00
    Arrival Sat 17 Mar 2012 07:30


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    The alternative time crossing takes 24 hours

    Route Portsmouth to Santander
    Departure Wed 14 Mar 2012 11:00
    Arrival Thur 15 Mar 2012 12:00

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    Of course you can.

    However build in the wear and tear, tolls and diesel, together with the relaxing time you have and it becomes a bit more attractive.
     
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    hi, i usually use plymouth to santander. i know its stopped for awhile. but i cant drive my truck up and back for the price of the ferry. even going to dover for a cheap crossing adds 700ml round trip for me. take the ferry chill out enjoy the cruise etc , its a good crossing and the boats are very nice. have a rest get ready for your holiday.
     
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    Hi Treacle,

    Sorry but I haven't given enough info. We are going to Narbonne, near Montpellier. Our trip to there from Santander is 450 miles, our trip from Calais is 665 miles. Additionally, we have had a chunnel reserved using Tesco tokens fro months now, so the ferry is additional at £417 but saves 215 miles.

    Cheers

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    Calais every time I think:thumb:
     
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    Bay of Biscay, Blue wobbely stuff as JJ would say, not only cheaper to go via calais but you get to spend more time in France.
    there is always the other routes mind Porsmouth to St Malo or Roscoff but the ferries are still expencive there.
     
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    well now we know where you are heading then all change .dover calais is possibly best for you. i would go plymouth roscoff but it is expensive ferry. i thought you might be going further south. have fun where ever you go.
     
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