The fortress of the city of Melilla and view to the Mediterranean sea

Ferry from Almería to Melilla

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Almería to Melilla by ferry

There are usually around 5 weekly ferry crossings from Almería to Melilla, with a duration from 5 hrs to 8 hrs. Find the latest information on this route on our ferry guide.

Ferry schedules from Almería to Melilla*

Is there a ferry from Almería to Melilla?

There are normally 5 weekly ferry crossings from Almería to Melilla. The ferry companies that normally operate on this route are Baleària and Trasmediterránea.

Please keep in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time schedules and ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper. 

How long is the ferry ride from Almería to Melilla?

The duration of the ferry ride from Almería to Melilla ranges between 5 hrs to 8 hrs. Travel time depends on the company or type of ferry (fast or standard).

Is there a high-speed ferry from Almería to Melilla?

The route Almería-Melilla is mainly operated by standard ferries that have bed cabins as well as a garage for the transfer of vehicles. The fastest ferry to Melilla takes about 5 hrs to reach the port city. 

How much is the ferry from Almería to Melilla?

Ferry prices for the trip from Almería to Melilla range from €48 to €62. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on available discounts, as well as vehicle and seat selection. 

What’s the ferry schedule from Almería to Melilla?

There are usually around 5 weekly ferry routes from Almería to the port of Melilla. The earliest ferry usually departs from the port of Almería at 08.00 and reaches Melilla around 13.30. The latest ferry leaves at 23:59, arriving in Melilla at 07.00.

What’s the distance between Almería and Melilla?

The distance between Almería and Melilla is approximately 95 nautical miles (176 km).

Am I allowed to travel from Almería to Melilla?

At the moment, it is only possible to travel from Almería to Melilla only for justified, non-holiday reasons. The autonomous community of Melilla is also under perimetral confinement. Bear in mind that travel guidelines may change, so make sure you check with the ferry company for the latest information.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Almería to Melilla?

You can book cheap ferry tickets from the port of Almería in Andalusia to Melilla in north Africa on Ferryhopper. Check all available ferry routes on our Map of ferries, compare ferry companies, ticket prices and plan your trip in just 4 clicks.


Palm trees and fountain in Plaza d'España in Melilla

The beautiful Plaza de España in Melilla with tall palm trees.

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Almería to Melilla

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Almería to Melilla:

  • Consider arriving at the port of Almería at least 1,5 hrs before departure, as the port can be busy especially during the summer months.
  • Normally, from the port of Almería, you can also travel by ferry to Morocco, or Algeria. You can find all the available ferry routes in the Mediterranean on our pages. 
  • The Moroccan city of Nador is just a 30 min drive from Melilla. Situated across the border, a visit to Nador is recommended for its unique Moroccan flair and beautiful beaches.
  • In Melilla, make sure that you visit the great fortress of Melilla la Vieja one of the most impressive attractions in the coastal town. 
  • Read our Melilla travel guide for useful information and tips about the Spanish autonomous city.

Where to take the ferry from Almería to Melilla

The port of Almería is located on the east of the Andalusia region. You can reach the port of Almería by car or by taxi. There is also a bus stop right outside the port, while the city train station is 15 min away on foot. 

There is also a regular bus service from the airport of Almería to the city port that takes approximately 20 min and the ticket is quite cheap. 

Can I travel on the ferry from Almería to Melilla with a car?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in the majority of the ferries from Almería to Melilla. 

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy.  In Balearia ferries you can carry the maximum luggage that you can get on board by yourself, without help and in one go. There are also open luggage trunks in the passenger lounges, where you can leave your luggage during the trip. Trasmediterranea allows passengers a maximum of 40 kg of luggage for cabins and 30 kg for seats, while ferries often have closed luggage storage rooms.

Cabins

Most of the ferries that travel to Melilla from Almería have cabins as well as numbered seats for a more comfortable trip.

Daily ferries from Almería to Melilla