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Andalusia, Spain

Motril is a port town in the province of Granada in Andalusia. The town of Motril in the Costa Tropical of Spain is home to one of the most important ports in the Iberic Peninsula. From the port of Motril, you can travel regularly to Morocco and the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla. On Ferryhopper you can find all the information you need about ferry routes and ferry schedules from the port of Motril to plan your trip!

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets from the port of Motril

The port of Motril is a great starting point for a trip to Morocco with ferry routes to Al Hoceima, Nador and Tanger-Med. From Motril you can also catch the ferry to Melilla on the northern coast of Africa.

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Ferry off the Mediterranean coast of Motril.

Ferry from Motril to Al Hoceima

The ferry route from Motril to Al Hoceima is normally serviced by Naviera Armas and it is available 2 days a week. This is a seasonal route, which means that ferry schedules may change off-season. It takes 5 hours to reach the port of Al Hoceima and tickets start at €40.

Ferry from Motril to Nador

From the port of Motril you can also travel by ferry to Nador on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. The Motril - Nador ferry crossing is one of the fastest ways to get to Morocco from Spain. The route lasts 4 hours and it is available 4 days a week. Tickets for the Naviera Armas route to Nador start approximately at €33.

Ferry from Motril to Tangier

The port of Tanger-Med is connected to the Andalusian coast with 7 crossings per week. The route is serviced by the FRS ferry company and tickets start at €50. The duration of the trip is 8 hours on average.

Ferry from Motril to Melilla

The Motril - Melilla ferry route is normally serviced by FRS and standard tickets cost approximately €35 depending on the season. The itinerary is available with up to 6 crossings per week and it takes 5h 45min to reach Melilla from the port of Motril.

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Ensenada de los Galápagos: beautiful beach in the old town of Melilla.

How to get to the port of Motril?

The port of Motril is located 3km south of the town center and it has two entrances, west and east. You can access the port via public transport and taxis from the town. There is a free shuttle bus service, offered by some ferry companies, taking passengers to the port from downtown Motril. You can also drive to the port and use the parking facilities. There are 5 car parks both for short and long stays. Freeways A-7 and A-44 take you there. Motril Port is in close distance to three major airports in Spain. The airports of Granada, Málaga and Almería are approximately an 1-hour drive to the port.

Vacation in Motril

Motril is a Spanish resort town popular for its natural landscape and historical background. Holidays in Motril are synonymous to a laid-back lifestyle, mouthwatering Andalusian dishes and Mediterranean beaches. Motril enjoys mild weather all year long, perfect for visiting the beach. You should definitely try the delicious local products, such as avocados and mangos. The area also produces sugarcane.

Here are some of the top attractions in Motril by the Ferryhopper team:

  • Preindustrial Sugarcane Museum
  • Ron Montero Rum Distillery
  • Pueblos de América Park
  • Motril History Museum
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Head
  • Moriscos Golf Club
  • Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
  • Calderón Theatre
  • Las Cruces Festival

Tip: Don’t miss out on the delicious “dry octopus of Motril” cooked to perfection at one of the local tapas restaurants.

Beaches in Motril

The Spanish Costa Tropical is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Its proximity to Granada means many travelers combine their stay in the province capital with a trip to the coast. You can find several beaches typical of the Mediterranean landscape. There are sandy as well as pebble beaches, and you can choose a secluded cove ideal for relaxation and nudism or head to a family-friendly playa with all essential amenities.

Find some of the best beaches in Motril below:

  • Poniente Beach
  • Granada Beach
  • La Joya Beach
  • Calahonda Beach
  • Carchuna Beach
  • La Rijana Beach
  • El Ruso Beach
  • Puerta del Mar Beach
  • Torrenueva Beach

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The secluded beach La Rijana in the area of Gualchos in Motril.

Where to book ferry tickets from Motril

On Ferryhopper you can easily book tickets from Motril in Granada to the Moroccan ports of Al Hoceima, Nador and Tanger-Med, as well as to the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla in Africa. Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from the port of Motril, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry crossings, compare ferry companies, and book tickets with no extra fees!

Motril has direct ferry connections with 3 ports:

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