Ferries from Spain to Morocco 2022

Back on track!

Spain - Morocco ferry routes are available again! Starting April 2022, ferries connecting Spain and Morocco resume their operation after 2 years. Ready to explore Morocco from Spain by ferry?

On Ferryhopper, you can find all Spain - Morocco ferry routes, compare prices, timetables and vessels, and book ferry tickets online with no hidden fees!

View to the sea from a castle in Tangier, Morocco

View to the Mediterranean Sea from a castle in Tangier

Spain - Morocco ferry schedules 2022

Starting 18 April 2022, ferries carrying passengers and vehicles from Spain to Morocco are back in operation! Many ferry timetables have already been announced and more are coming soon.

The main Spanish ports serving ferry routes to Morocco are Algeciras, Tarifa, MotrilAlmería, and Barcelona. Ferries from Spain travel to Tangier (Tangier Ville and Tanger Med), Al Hoceima and Nador.

See ferry timetables and prices for the top routes between Spain and Morocco below and plan your trip!

Good to know: before the crossing suspension, there used to be crossings from Málaga and Gibraltar too. Once new routes come up, they will be available to book on our booking engine!

Ferry from Algeciras to Tangier

The ferry crossing between Algeciras and Tangier is one of the most popular. The ferry trip lasts a little longer than 1 hour on average and tickets start at €35 approximately.

The route is served by 4 ferry companies: Baleària, Trasmediterránea, FRS and Africa Morocco Link (AML). Ferry company Intershipping also used to serve sailings between Algeciras and Tangier, but there are no announcement for 2022.

There are more than 20 daily crossings on the route to Tanger Med, but we recommend that you book tickets in advance since prices rise during the high season and availability is low!

Ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

Catching a ferry from Tarifa to Tangier is the fastest way to reach Morocco from Spain. Ferries connect the port of Tarifa in Spain with the port of Tangier Ville in the city center.

The crossing duration ranges from 40 minutes to 2 hours and tickets for this route cost €40. Currently, the only ferry company serving this route is FRS.

As for ferry timetables between Tarifa and Tangier, there are 6 daily departures in 2022.

View to the port and old town of Tangier

The port and medina of Tangier in Morocco

Ferry from Almería to Nador

The ferry trip from Almería to Nador lasts 6.5 hours. It is one of the most popular ferry routes connecting mainland Spain and Morocco with 1-2 daily ferry departures. 

The ferry companies that operate crossings from Almería to Nador are Trasmediterránea, Baleària and Naviera Armas. Tickets for the route start at €60.

Barcelona - Tangier ferry routes

Barcelona - Tangier ferries are available 4 times per week in 2022. The route is served by ferry company GNV and tickets are around €100.

It takes 28-36 hours to reach the Moroccan port town of Tanger Med from Barcelona.

Barcelona - Nador ferries

Passengers wishing to travel by ferry between Barcelona and Nador can do so twice a week. The trip takes 26 hours and the cost of tickets is €92. Prices get higher closer to departure, as well as during high season.

The ferry company serving this route in 2022 is GNV.

Mountains over the port town of Nador in Morocco

Romantic sunset lights over the port town of Nador in Morocco

Motril - Al Hoceima ferry routes

Ferry company Trasmediterránea has announced ferry routes from Motril to Al Hoceima in 2022. At the moment, there are no timetables or prices available for the route, but more info is coming soon.

In the past, there used to be weekly sailings between Motril and Al Hoceima with a crossing duration of 5 hours.

Ferry routes from Motril to Nador

Pending announcements regarding schedules and ticket prices, the ferry connection from Motril to Nador will be available again soon by Trasmediterránea. Check Ferryhopper's live booking engine for all available crossings.

Good to know: more ferry companies are expected to start offering routes between Spain and Morocco, so stay up-to-date with all new routes on Ferryhopper!

Ferries off the coast of Tarifa in Spain

Ferries traveling across Tarifa in Spain

Ferries from Spain to Ceuta and Melilla

There are frequent ferries from ports in mainland Spain to Ceuta and Melilla. Passengers can catch a ferry from Algeciras, Motril, Almería, and Málaga.

See more details about ferries from Spain to Ceuta and Melilla.

Important: the land border between Spain and Morocco is open again as of 17 May 2022. This means passengers wishing to reach Morocco can catch a ferry to Ceuta and Melilla and cross the land border.

The port city of Ceuta in North Africa

The beautiful port city of Ceuta on the northern coast of Africa

Visa and passport requirements to enter Morocco from Spain

Since Morocco is not a Schengen member, you need to pass through passport control to enter the country. For stays up to 3 months a visa is not required and you may enter the country with a valid passport or document recognized by the Kingdom of Morocco. 

Taking the ferry from Spain to Morocco is a great way to avoid the long waiting lines since passport control takes place on board on some routes. On other routes, passport control takes place at the ferry terminal.

If you are traveling from mainland Spain to Ceuta or Melilla, you don't need to pass through border control. But you should keep in mind that if you want to enter Morocco from Ceuta or Melilla following the recent reopening of the land border, you will have to go through passport control and long waiting lines, especially during holidays.

Important: always check visa and passport requirements with your embassy to have all official information.

Can I bring my car to Morocco from Spain by ferry?

Most vessels operating ferry crossings from Spain to Morocco have car decks for passengers wishing to bring their car on the ferry to Morocco. Passengers traveling to Morocco with a vehicle need to fill in some extra forms and have the following required documents:

  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Driver's license
  • Rental contract (for rental cars, campervans, motorbikes, etc.)
  • International insurance certificate - Green Card

If you prefer to leave your car in Spain before crossing, most Spanish ports have designated parking areas with a relatively low daily fare.

Baleària ferry traveling in the Mediterranean Sea

Baleària ferry crossing the Mediterranean Sea

Spain - Morocco Covid-19 ferry travel measures

Travelers wishing to catch a ferry from Spain to Morocco need to fill out a Health Form to be handed to ferry and port staff.

Moreover, all passengers traveling to Morocco need to have one of the following Covid-19 certificates:

  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate indicating full vaccination according to the country of origin requirements
  • Negative PCR test (carried out within 72 hours before boarding)

Have a look at all Covid-19 ferry travel measures to enter Spain from abroad.

Book ferry tickets from Spain to Morocco

On Ferryhopper, you can book cheap ferry tickets between Spain and Morocco with just a few clicks! Check our ferry map to see all available direct and inderect ferry connections from Spain to Tangier, Nador, Al Hoceima, Ceuta, and Melilla, compare ferry companies and prices, and book with no extra fees.

Tip: download the Ferryhopper App to book tickets to Morocco on the go, have your trip details handy and manage your booking in a few taps and swipes.

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