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Ferries to Morocco

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Since 2000, FRS Iberia and FRS Maroc have been operating year-round fast ferry sailings across the Straits of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco.

The Main FRS route between Tarifa (Spain) and the buzzing port of Tangier (Morocco) is the shortest seaway between the two continents. In addition, FRS also connects Algeciras with the ports of Ceuta and Tangier MED. With its modern high-speed ferries, FRS has become the market leader for passenger and car crossings to and from Tangier. FRS ferry crossings can be supplemented with a variety of organised land excursions in and around Tangier.

FRS also have Café-Bar and Boutique Duty Free on board of all its vessels.

There are ferry services from Andalucia to North Africa along the following routes:

 

Map of Western Mediterranean
Map of Western Mediterranean

 

Tarifa Tangier Town

Frequent daily services by fast Jet Catamaran from Tarifa port to Tangier Town (Morocco), through two companies. Intershipping and FRS.  The fast crossing takes roughly 35 minutes. Moroccan immigration formalities are carried out on board the ferry, to save time on arrival. The ferry companies also provide a free coach service from their offices in Algeciras port to the ferry in Tarifa. This is the recommended ferry route for tourists visiting Morocco. Here is a guide to the journey and procedures.    Make a reservation online.

Algeciras Ceuta

Frequent daily services between Algeciras and Ceuta (Spanish enclave) are available from Acciona Transmediterrea and  FRS. The fast ferry boat takes approximately 35 minutes to make the crossing. Make a reservation online.

Algeciras Tangier "med" 

Frequent daily service from Algeciras to Tangier Med (Morocco) is available through two companies, Acciona Transmediterrea and FRS. The service takes approximately 70 minutes on the fast ferry. Tangier Med is the port located 30km from Tangiers town. This is the recommended route if you are driving south in Morocco and do not want to visit Tangiers. Make a reservation online.

Gibraltar Tangier MED

Once a week departure from Gibraltar to Tangiers Med (Morocco) is available through the ferry company, FRS. The crossing departs Gibraltar on Friday evening and depart Tangier Med on Monday evening. The crossing takes roughly 80 minutes with the ferry. The service is primarily for Moroccan workers in Gibraltar. 

Malaga Melilla

Service available daily from Malaga to Melilla (Spanish enclave) except Sundays through Acciona Transmediterrea. For timetables and to make reservations, click above on the company names.

Motril  Tanger Med

Service available daily from Motril to Tanger Med (Port outside Tanger town, ideal for driving south)  through FRS. Daily crossing takes six hours.  

Motril  Melilla

Service available daily from Motril to Mellila (Spanish enclave)  through Naviera Armas. Crossing takes four and a half hours.  The ferry company provides a free connecting bus service for passengers from Malaga bus station.

Motril  NADOR

Service available daily from Motril to Nador (Morocco)  through Naviera Armas. Crossing takes four and a half hours.  The ferry company provides a free connecting bus service for passengers from Malaga bus station.

Motril  AL HOCEIMA

Service available twice weekly from Motril to Al Hoceima (Morocco)  through Naviera Armas. Crossing takes three and a half hours.  The ferry company provides a free connecting bus service for passengers from Malaga bus station.

Almeria Melilla

Ferries are available daily from Almeria to Melilla (Spanish enclave), through Acciona Transmediterrea.
The crossing takes approximately four hours. 

Almeria  NADOR

Ferries are available three times daily from Almeria to Nador (Morocco), through Acciona Transmediterrea.
The crossing takes approximately six hours. 

Almeria  ORAN

Ferries are available twice a week from Almeria to Oran (Algeria), through Acciona Transmediterrea.
The crossing takes approximately nine hours. 

Almeria  GHAZAOUET

Ferries are available three times  a week from Almeria to Melilla (Spanish enclave), except for Saturdays through Acciona Transmediterrea.
The crossing takes approximately nine hours. 

Ferries to canary islands


Cadiz Canary Islands

The service is available through Acciona Transmediterrea, usually once a week to each of the four Canary Island ports. Follow the company link to see timetables and to make your reservations.

Huelva Canary Islands

The service is available through Naviera Armas, usually once a week departing mid day on Saturday to Arricife (Lanzarote) arriving mid afternoon Sunday, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria arriving Sunday evening, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, arriving early hours of Monday morning.  A more frequent service is offered throughout July and August. 

 

 

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