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Tarifa

Andalusia, Spain

The port of Tarifa is the closest European port to North Africa. The port city of Costa de la Luz in Spain is a popular vacation destination and an important transport hub. From the port of Tarifa you can easily travel by ferry to Morocco. On Ferryhopper you can find all the information you need about ferry routes and ferry schedules from the port of Tarifa to start planning your trip!

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets from the port of Tarifa

From the port of Tarifa you can catch the ferry to the Moroccan city of Tangier. This is one of the most popular itineraries between the Iberic Peninsula and the African continent, as the crossing is super quick! The ferry companies normally operating at the port of Tarifa are FRS and Inter Shipping.

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Ferry sailing from the port of Tarifa by the Punta del Santo monument.

Ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

The Tarifa - Tangier ferry route is available all year long and the duration of the trip is around 1h 15min. The ferry starts at the port of Tarifa and sails to the port of the city of Tangier (or Tangier Ville). Normally there are more than 12 daily crossings and tickets are around €38.

Tip: Take your vehicle on board the ferry to have a road trip adventure in Morocco!

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Traditional blue and white houses in the alleyways of Tangier’s medina.

How to get to the port of Tarifa?

The port is located in the city center of Tarifa, just a 5-minute walk from the medina. You can easily walk to the small port and you can find several cafes and restaurants nearby. Freeway N-340 leads to the city of Tarifa from Algeciras and Cadiz, and there’s also the option of driving along E-5 from Seville. Ferry company FRS provides passengers with a free shuttle service to the port. The closest train station is located in Algeciras, while the closest airport is in Gibraltar. At the port of Tarifa you can find parking facilities both for short-term and long-term parking. There’s 24/7 car park surveillance and the first 30 minutes are free of charge.

Vacation in Tarifa

Tarifa is a safe holiday destination in southern Spain. The region of Tarifa is popular among water-sports enthusiasts, as the sea conditions are perfect for kitesurfing, windsurfing or parasailing! There are also whale-watching trips, where you can observe whales and dolphins as they make their way through the Strait of Gibraltar. The city’s maritime tradition and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean make it a seafood paradise. Don’t miss out on the traditional Andalusian tapas of the region! Either you prefer to walk around the city, explore the impressive nature of the region or head to the beaches, Tarifa is a great holiday option.

Top activities and sites to visit in Tarifa:

  • Mirador del Estrecho - Overlook of the Strait
  • Punta de Tarifa - Southernmost Point of Continental Europe
  • Las Palomas Island
  • Oviedo Square
  • Castle of Tarifa “Castillo de Guzmán el Bueno”
  • Paseo de la Alameda Park
  • Gate of Jerez
  • San Mateo Church

Tip: From Mirador del Estrecho in Tarifa you can catch a glimpse of Africa across the sea!

Beaches in Tarifa

The beautiful beaches of Tarifa, at the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, are the region’s crown jewel. Perfect for water sports, sunbathing and underwater exploration, there’s a sunny beach for everyone!

The ferryhoppers’ favorite beaches in Tarifa:

  • Valdevaqueros
  • Playa de los Lances
  • Punta Paloma
  • Bolonia
  • Cala Arenas
  • Cañuelo
  • Los Alemanes

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Windsurfing on a sunny day at Valdevaqueros Beach in Tarifa.

Where to book ferry tickets from Tarifa?

On Ferryhopper you can book tickets to Tangier from Tarifa and kickstart your Moroccan adventure in just 4 clicks. Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from the port of Tarifa, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry routes, compare ferry operators, and book tickets from Tarifa with no extra fees!


Tarifa has direct ferry connections with 1 ports:

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