Ferry Routes Spain [Season 2020]

Ferry Routes Spain [Season 2020]

Find all information for Spanish ferries, schedules and timetables

Are you searching for the latest ferry routes schedules and itineraries in Spain? Even though the Spanish summer is still in the high season, ferry companies operating in Spain are already working on their ferry routes for the summer of 2020 and the Ferryhopper Team is here to present you with the most popular Spanish ferry routes and the updated itineraries for your next ferry adventure in Spain! Although specific schedules and timetables are not yet announced it is good to have an idea of your options to start organizing your next ferry trips from Spain to the Balearic or the Canary Islands or the next ferry trip to the countries of the North Africa, Morocco, and Algiers! From the most visited tourist destinations, such as Ibiza, Mallorca, and Barcelona, to lesser-known ferry routes, like island hopping in the Canary Islands. As soon as the ferry companies release their schedule, you can use Ferryhopper to instantly get access to information such as ferry ticket prices and timetables of Spanish ferries that will make booking your tickets and planning your ferry trip from Spain to the Spanish Islands and the North Africa easier! In ferryhopper.com you may find all Spanish ferry routes direct or indirect, organize your island hopping in Spain, compare different ferry companies in terms of speed and prices and book your ferry tickets online, with no hidden fees!

We will be updating Spanish ferry schedules and timetables as they are released, so stay tuned for more. For the time being, here is some useful information and tips for the most popular Spanish ferry routes, to get prepared for your 2020 ferry vacations!

Naviera Armas ferry in Spain

Ferries from Mainland Spain

Spain is a country with an extensive coastline and has ports in both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Depending on the destination and the duration of the trip you may choose one of the multiple ports in mainland Spain. While most ferry companies operate between the ports that are closest to each other, you may prefer some longer and more scenic ferry routes such as choosing Barcelona, as your point of departure for Morocco, rather than Algeciras or Malaga. The major ports in mainland Spain are: 

  • Ports in Eastern mainland Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Gandia, Denia, Alicante
  • Ports in Southern mainland Spain: Almeria, Motril, Malaga, Algeciras
  • Ports in Southwestern mainland Spain: Huelva

Ferry Operators in Spain

The biggest ferry operators in Spain are Naviera Armas, Balearia, Trasmediterranea, FRS, GNV, Grimaldi and Fred Olsen Express. The fleet of multiple ferries each company possesses operate in many ferry routes from the Spanish ports to the Spanish Islands and also to ports of other countries, such as Morocco and Italy.

Ferry from Spain to Morocco

The ferry route from Spain to Morocco is one of the most popular ferry routes. Every year thousands of people travel from the ports of Spain to the ports of Northern Morocco. Due to the high demand of this ferry route companies offer a multitude of different itineraries and options, from the shortest ferry route, which is taking the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier, as well as the longest ferry route, which is taking the ferry from Barcelona to Tangier or Nador. The ferry connection from Spain to Morocco is operated by the companies Naviera Armas, Trasmediterranea, Balearia, GNV, FRS, African Morocco Link, and Inter Shipping

view of port of tangier morocco sea

How to get from Spain to Morocco?

Taking the ferry from Spain to Morocco is one of the ferry routes with the most traffic in Spain. As for which ports you should choose for the trip from Spain to Morocco the ferry companies offer a plethora of choices. From Spain, you can choose among Tarifa, Algeciras, Gibraltar, Malaga, Motril, and Almeria in the south of Spain and Barcelona in the northeast and you could go to Tangier, Tanger Med, Ceuta, Melilla, Al Hoceima or Nador. Most of the ferry connections from Spain to Morocco are executed daily or at least a few times each week. Below are the most popular ferry routes from Spain to Morocco and the duration for each trip:

  • From Tarifa to Tangier, Tanger Med, or Ceuta the ferry trip usually lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour
  • From Algeciras to Tanger Med or Ceuta it takes from 1 hour and 30 minutes up to 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • From Gibraltar to Tanger Med or Ceuta the crossing usually lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • From Malaga to Melilla there are daily crossings and the ferry trip usually takes 4 hours
  • From Almeria to Nador the sailings are daily and the trip lasts from 5 hours up to 10 hours depending on your choice of vessel 
  • From Barcelona to Tangiers the ferry trip usually lasts more than a day

Tip: Travelling from Spain to Morocco is a very popular holiday getaway during the summer months, for both tourists and locals. Even though there is an abundance of ferry crossings you should book your ferry tickets in advance especially if you want to bring your vehicle with you!

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Ferry from Spain to Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the most popular Spanish summer destinations. Both ports of Ibiza are accessed by ferries traveling from mainland Spain. The ferry connection between Spain and Ibiza is executed from the ports of Valencia, Barcelona, Gandia and Denia and ferry trips from most ports of Spain to Ibiza are executed daily. The ferry companies that operate in the area are Balearia and Trasmediterranea. The duration of the most common ferry trips from Spain to Ibiza is presented below:

  • From Valencia to Ibiza the ferry connection usually takes around 6 hours
  • From Barcelona to Ibiza the ferry trip lasts about 8 hours
  • From Gandia to Ibiza in 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • From Denia to Ibiza in just 2 hours

More specific information about the ferry route from Ibiza to Barcelona you may find on our dedicated page!

Ibiza - Formentera ferry connection

One of the most popular ferry routes during the summer months in Spain is the one connecting Ibiza to Formentera. The distance between Ibiza and Formentera is 90 nautical miles and the trip duration from Ibiza to Formentera is usually from 30 minutes to 1 hour and ferry crossings are daily. Last year the price of the ticket was in the range of 20€ for a single passenger on foot. 

Some useful tips for your ferry trip from Ibiza to Formentera:

  1. Taking the ferry from Ibiza to Formentera is a very popular one day trip so be sure to book your ferry ticket in advance!
  2. Formentera is a rather small island and it usually takes about 30 minutes to drive around the island!
  3. Formentera has introduced a limit on the vehicles that enter the island, so be sure to book your tickets in advance if you want to also bring your car

You can find more useful information about the Ibiza - Formentera ferry route on our dedicated page!

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Fast Ferry from Ibiza to Formentera

From Mallorca to Ibiza

The ferry route from Mallorca to Ibiza is mostly executed by the ferry companies Trasmediterranea and Balearia. Ferry crossings are daily and the duration of the trip is usually 2 hours. Taking a ferry from Mallorca to Ibiza is very popular during both summer and winter so prices may vary in the summer months, usually starting from 35€ for one-way tickets per passenger without a vehicle.

Island hopping in the Balearic Islands

Island hopping in the Balearic Islands is a great way to explore some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. You could start your island hopping adventure from one of the ports of Barcelona, Denia, Gandia or Valencia, in mainland Spain, which offer multiple crossing to most of the Balearic Islands. From Ibiza or Mallorca, which offer the most ferry connections, you may take one of the multiple ferries to Menorca or Formentera. Balearia and Trasmediterranea are the major ferry companies that operate the crossings among the Balearic Islands. Ferry connections in the Balearic Islands are regular and since the islands are closely located to one another, the duration of most sailings is less than 3 hours.

lighthouse in Mallorca Balearic Islands

Ferry from Spain to Tenerife

Ferry routes from Spain to Tenerife are executed a few times each week from the two main ports of Andalucia Huelva and Cadiz. The ferry trip usually lasts more than 37 hours, since the distance between mainland Spain and Tenerife is more than 812 miles. The ferry companies that operate the ferry routes from Spain to Tenerife are Trasmediterranea, Fred Olsen Express (in collaboration with Balearia) and FRS.

Ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria

Taking the ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria is a very popular means of transportation for the visitors of the Canary Islands. The ferry companies that operate in the area are Naviera Armas, Trasmediterranea and Fred Olsen Express. The ferry trips from Tenerife to Gran Canaria are daily and the duration of the trip is from 2 to 3 hours

Island hopping in the Canary Islands

Island hopping in the canary islands is a very popular way to spend your summer in Spain! Apart from the most popular ferry routes from Tenerife to Lanzarote and from Tenerife to Gran Canaria it is a great idea to visit the rest of the Canary Islands Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. The ferry companies that operate in the area are Fred Olsen Express and Naviera Armas and they offer a lot of ferries and options for traveling from one island to the other with daily ferry routes and rather cheap ferry tickets!

Fred Olsen Express ferry in the port of Tenerife

Ferry from Barcelona to Italy

The ferry company Grimaldi operates the ferry routes from Barcelona to Italy. Ferry trips from Barcelona to Porto Torres, Sardinia, are executed a few times each week and the duration of the trip is about 12 hours. Taking a ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, is going to last about 20 hours, with weekly crossings.

How can I book my ferry tickets from Spain to the Spanish Islands, Morocco or Italy?

As soon as the ferry schedules for 2020 are released they will directly show on our website and search engine.  So use the Ferryhopper booking engine to find both direct and indirect connections among Spain, the Spanish Islands or Morocco or cheap ferry tickets from Spain to Italy. Whether you are an early planner or you want to daydream of your summer holidays on the Spanish beaches, we make your search for ferries easier than ever. With Ferryhopper.com you can book your ferry tickets safely, fast and at the best prices in only 4 clicks! If you want more inspiration to organize your dream-trip you can also visit our interactive Map of Ferries and get ideas!