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Nador

Morocco

Nador is a Moroccan port city situated in the Mar Chica Lagoon (or Bou Areg) on the northwest coast of Morocco. The Mediterranean port of Nador is one of the main gateways from North Africa to Spain and France. On Ferryhopper you can find all the information you need about ferry routes from Nador, access to the port and holidays in the city!

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets from the port of Nador

The port of Nador is in Morocco, close to the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla. From Nador you can travel by ferry to Barcelona, Motril and Almería in Spain and visit the port city of Sète in southern France, close to Montpellier. The ferry companies that usually operate at Nador Port are Trasmediterránea, Baleària, Naviera Armas and Grandi Navi Veloci.

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The port of Nador as seen on board the ferry.

Ferry from Nador to Almería

The Nador - Almería ferry route is available all year long. The itinerary is serviced by Trasmediterránea and Baleària and the duration of the trip ranges from 5h 30min to 7h. The route from the port of Nador to the Andalusian city takes place daily in peak season and tickets start at €40.

Ferry from Nador to Motril

The Nador - Motril crossing is one of the most popular ferry routes between Spain and Morocco. It takes 6-7 hours to reach Motril. The route is active throughout the year and Naviera Armas usually operates 4 weekly crossings during the summer. Ferry tickets to Motril are approximately €33.

Ferry from Nador to Barcelona

The GNV ferry route from Nador to Barcelona is available year-long with an average of 2 weekly crossings. The trip duration is 27h 30min and standard tickets cost €56.

Tip: A long trip across the Mediterranean Sea is better enjoyed in the comfort of a cabin. This way you’ll reach cosmopolitan Barcelona in no time!

Ferry from Nador to Sète

There are regular ferry routes from Nador to the port of Sète in France. In peak season the crossing is available at least twice a week, while off-season there is minimum 1 weekly crossing. Tickets start at €65 and the route is serviced by GNV and Baleària. The trip duration is 40h on average.

Tip: Bring your vehicle on board to explore the Occitanie region of France and visit the beautiful cities of Montpellier and Toulouse.

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Cute restaurant in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

How to get to the port of Nador?

The port of Nador is situated in the small town of Beni Ansar 13km north of the Nador city center. The port town is full of cafes and restaurants, where one can enjoy some quiet moments before boarding the ferry.

Road N-15 connects Nador with the port. You can also approach the port by taking national road N-16 from Tangier and Al Hoceima. From the terminal train station of Beni Ansar/Nador Port, it’s a 30-minute walk to the port. The ONCF train operator connects the port area with Casablanca, Tangier and Fez. There’s also an international airport in Nador, located 39km from the port, but the closest airport is in Melilla across the border.

Vacation in Nador

Nador is a beautiful city in the northern Moroccan coast that combines tradition with contemporary accommodation facilities. You can find great beaches to swim and take in the sun both in Nador and the neighboring towns. The unique natural landscape of the city includes breathtaking cliffs and charming bays overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Make sure that you walk around the city and explore its hidden corners, drink delicious mint tea, buy herbs and species, and taste local delicacies at the quaint markets.

Here are some interesting sites to visit when in Nador:

  • The Gourougou mountain and forest
  • The Mosque of Mohammed V
  • The coastal town of Beni Ansar
  • The headland of Cape Three Forks (Cape Tres Forcas)
  • The Souk Oulad Mimoun traditional market
  • The corniche of Nador
  • The autonomous city of Melilla
  • The Mar Chica national park

Beaches in Nador

In Nador you can find beautiful beaches to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun of Morocco. The mild climate makes Nador a great destination for holidays throughout the year! Here are some of our favorite beaches in the area: 

  • Charrana Beach
  • Boukhana Beach
  • Boqueronesa Beach
  • Kariat Arkmane Beach
  • Cara Blanca Beach
  • Tibouda Beach
  • Ras El-ma Beach
  • Sidi Lehsen Beach

Tip: From Nador you can also visit the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla, as it is just a 30-minute drive across the border. From the port of Melilla, there are regular ferry crossings to Málaga.

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Colorful spices at the traditional market of Nador.

Where to book ferry tickets from Nador?

On Ferryhopper you can book tickets from the port of Nador in Morocco to Spain and France. Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from Nador to Motril, Barcelona and Almería in Spain as well as Sète in France, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry crossings, compare ferry operators, and book tickets with no extra fees!


Nador has direct ferry connections with 5 ports:

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