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Málaga

Andalusia, Spain

Málaga lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the most important port cities in Andalusia. The Spanish city is a popular tourist destination and a great starting point for a trip to North Africa. On ferryhopper.com you can find all the information you need about ferry routes and ferry schedules from the port of Málaga to plan your itinerary!

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Ferry at the port of Málaga as seen from Gibralfaro.

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets from the port of Málaga

The port of Málaga in southern Spain is the oldest port in the country and serves ferry routes to Melilla, the Spanish autonomous city in North Africa, and the port of Tanger-Med in Morocco. The ferry companies that usually operate the ferry crossings from the port of Malaga are Baleària and Trasmediterránea.

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Anchored boat at the harbor of Málaga.

Ferry from Málaga to Melilla

The Málaga - Melilla ferry route is available an average of 4 days a week throughout the year. During the summer the ferry crossing to the port of Melilla is more frequent. The duration of the trip is 6h 30min and standard tickets start at €40.

Ferry from Málaga to Tangier

From Málaga Port, you can catch the ferry to the port of Tanger-Med in Morocco. The Málaga - Tanger-Med route takes place at least once a week and the ferry crossing to the port of Tangier takes an average of 6 hours. You can get a ticket to Tangier for €35.

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Impressive lighthouse in Melilla standing on a rock.

How to get to the port of Málaga?

The port of Málaga is perfectly located in the city center right by the popular Park of Málaga on Paseo del Parque. You can easily reach the port by public transport (bus, train) as well as by car via the Spanish highway. You can take the A-7 Barcelona-Algeciras expressway, the A-45 that connects Málaga to Córdoba or the A-92 highway that takes you across Andalusia. There are also regular flights landing at the international Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport. The airport of Málaga is located 10km from the port of the city and you can get there by train in approximately 45min.

The port has several piers, but the ferries to Melilla and and Tangier normally leave from Terminal 3 which is accessible on foot. In the port area you can find different parking options both for long and short stays. There are two underground car parks at Terminal 1 (Muelle Uno).

Vacation in Málaga

Málaga is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Costa del Sol, as it combines sunny weather and cultural attractions. Walking around the city can be a real pleasure: the city’s architecture, cafes and tapas bars will charm you straight away. Málaga is also the birthplace of painter Pablo Picasso, so don’t miss the chance to visit the Picasso Museum. 

Here are some of the top attractions in Málaga according to ferryhoppers:

  • Teatro Romano: the Roman theatre of Málaga
  • Alcazaba: palatial fortification built in the 11th century
  • Gibralfaro Castle: 14th century fortress built on a hill
  • Feria de Málaga: festival taking place in August with music, dance and performances all over the city
  • Parque de Málaga: urban gardens with fountains and sculptures
  • Torcal de Antequera: nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range with unusual rock formations
  • La Concepción: large botanical garden with exotic plants
  • Mercado de Atarazanas: indoor food market housed in an old Moorish shipyard
  • Picasso Museum: large collection of Pablo Picasso’s works

Tip: A 2-minute walk from the Picasso Museum will take you to the tapería “El Carpintero”, where you can try the delicious albóndigas en salsa de almendras (meatballs with almond sauce).

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The stone walls of the Alcazaba fortification in Málaga.

Beaches in Málaga

The Costa del Sol is known for its magnificent sunny beaches and coastal towns. The city of Málaga and the nearby towns are home to many beaches where you can enjoy the Mediterranean sun.

Our favorite beaches in the province of Málaga:

  • Malagueta
  • Calahonda
  • Campo de Golf
  • Misericordia
  • El Palo
  • Rincón de la Victoria
  • Las Acacias
  • Peñón del Cuervo

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The golden sandy beach of Malagueta in the city center.

Where to book ferry tickets from Málaga?

On Ferryhopper you can book tickets from Málaga to Tanger-Med in Morocco and the port of Melilla in just 4 clicks. Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from the port of Málaga, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry crossings, compare ferry companies, and book tickets with no extra fees!


Málaga has direct ferry connections with 2 ports:

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