Andalusia, Spain

Malaga is one of the most populated cities in Andalusia, the capital of the tourist region of La Costa del Sol and one of the most important cultural centers in Spain. From the port of Malaga, you can travel by ferry to the north of Africa: the Spanish port of Melilla and the port of Tangier-Med. On Ferryhopper you will find all the available ferry routes from Malaga and all the information you need to book your ferry tickets to the Mediterranean destinations. 

The smooth, warm climate of the city of Malaga makes it an ideal destination for the whole year and it is a popular holiday choice for many north European and international travelers.  Malaga is a very lively city, that combines the colors, culture, and food of Andalusia with a modern character and offers several alternative activities for all tastes. 

Ferry routes and ferry tickets from Málaga

From the port of Malaga on the south coast of Spain, you can take a ferry to the port of the autonomous Spanish city of Melilla and to the port of Tangier Med in Morocco. The ferry companies that usually operate from the port of Malaga are Balearia and Trasmediterranea. 

Check the Ferryhopper search engine and find all the available ferry routes from Malaga, by all ferry companies, compare ferry ticket prices and book the trip that is most convenient to you!

Beach close to Malaga, sunset colours, birds, palm trees, port, ferry tickets

Ferry from Málaga to Melilla

The port of Malaga offers regular ferry connections with the port of Melilla on the North African coast. Melilla is a Spanish autonomous city on the Moroccan coast, just a few kilometers outside of the city of Nador. The Malaga- Melilla is operated by 12 -13 ferry crossings per week and the ferry trip lasts around 6 - 6,5 hours. 

Spending a weekend to the multicultural city of Melilla is an excellent choice, and traveling by ferry from the south of Spain is a great way to do so. You can also transfer your vehicle from Malaga to Melilla by ferry and explore the beauty and sceneries of the Moroccan coast. In the Ferryhopper search engine, you will find all the information you need to organize your Malaga - Melilla ferry trip:  ferry routes, ferry schedules, ferry companies, ferry ticket types, and the best ticket prices

Ferry from Málaga to Tangier Med

Malaga is connected by ferry to Morocco and the port of Tangier Med. The ferry connection Malaga - TangerMed runs once a week and the ferry trip duration is 5 hours

The frequency of the ferry schedules may vary depending on the seasons, so check the Ferryhopper search engine for the updated ferry schedules and ferry connections. Traveling from Spain to Morocco by ferry is now easier with Ferryhopper!

How to get to the port of Malaga 

You can easily reach the port of Malaga by public transport (bus, train) as well as a drive via the Spanish highway. You can access Malaga by car from the A-7 Barcelona-Cádiz motorway, or the A-45 that connects Malaga to central Spain inland and the A-92 that takes you across Andalusia.

There are also regular flights to Malaga (Costa del Sol Airport) from other Spanish cities as well as European and International destinations. The airport of Malaga is located 10km away from the port of Malaga and you can get there by train in approximately 45 minutes. 

What to do in Malaga

Malaga is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Costa del Sol as it combines a nice warm climate, beautiful beaches, resorts, as well as cultural sites and events throughout the year. Walking around the city of Malaga can be a real pleasure: the city’s architecture, cafes and tapas bars, as well as the museums, will charm you straight away. Next to the Malaga port terminals, you will find a branch of the Parisian Pompidou Museum, with an impressive contemporary art collection. Malaga is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, so don’t miss the chance of visiting the Picasso Museum which is hosted in a beautiful building in the center of the city. Sightseeing in Malaga can be endless, so here are some interesting sights to visit in the Andalusian city: 

  1. The Roman theatre of Malaga
  2. The Medieval fortress of Alcazaba
  3. The Gibralfaro Castle built in the hill of Malaga on the 14th century
  4. The natural park of El Torcal de Antequera
  5. La Concepción: Malaga’s botanical gardens 

Following the tradition of Andalusia and the south of Spain, Malaga has great food that you should definitely taste even if you stay in the city for a few hours before catching a ferry to Africa. Make sure that you try the local tapas as well as the fried fish, a Spanish version of fish and chips!  

Sunset and nightlife in Malaga, view of the old town and port, ferry routes to north Africa

How to book your ferry tickets from Malaga

Traveling by ferry from the port of Malaga is now easier with Ferryhopper! Have a look at our search engine and find all the information that you need, ferry routes and schedules and book your ferry tickets from Malaga to Melilla or Tanger-Med in Morocco in just 4 clicks

Malaga has direct ferry connections with 2 ports:

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