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Santander Port - New Access for Freight Vehicles

The freight access to the Port of Santander has been changed owing to freight vehicle movement and parking restrictions within the city.

Santander is accessed from east or west via the A8. From Madrid via the A1, A68 & A8 and from Barcelona via the A2, A68 & A8.

On approaching Santander on the motorway, drivers must follow the signs for 'Puerto de Raos' (not those for the 'ferry' as these are only for car drivers and will take you to the city centre where lorries are prohibited and drivers may be fined).

Once at the Puerto de Raos, access to the freight compound of the Port area can be made. Final access is made to the Ferry Port, place of departure, via a lifting bridge within the port area. This bridge is available to freight traffic during ferry turnaround times

Port Area Access Hours

For Driver Accompanied Vehicles:

Departure days from 06.00h onwards.

For Unaccompanied Vehicles - Pick up/drop off (Solway Docks)

  • Monday through to Friday from 08.00h to 19.30h 
  • Saturdays - NO ACCESS
  • Sundays from 09.00h to 14.00h

Santander Terminal map

For those drivers who are unable to access the port within these times we suggest they use the CIUDAD DEL TRANSPORTISTA facilities Tel.+34 942322418 / +34 609187043, which are only 100m from the Port entrance and where vehicles of any size may be parked and benefit from 24 hours surveillance.

Please contact us should you require further information and/or assistance.

Updated 26th November, 2009