The old lighthouse and port of Melilla

Ferry from Málaga to Melilla

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Málaga to Melilla by ferry

There are approximately 9 weekly ferry crossings from Málaga to Melilla with an average trip duration of 6,5 hrs. Read our ferry guide to find the latest information on this route.

Ferry schedules from Málaga to Melilla*

Is there a ferry from Málaga to Melilla?

There are at least 9 weekly ferry crossings from Málaga to Melilla. The ferry companies that normally operate on this route are Baleària and Trasmediterránea.

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

How long is the ferry ride from Málaga to Melilla?

The duration of the ferry trip from Málaga to Melilla is between 6 hrs and 7,5 hrs. The duration of the trip depends mainly on the company and the type of ferry. 

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

The route Málaga-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 6 hrs to reach the port in North Africa. 

How much is the ferry from Málaga to Melilla?

The price for a ferry ticket from Málaga to Melilla starts at around €44. The ticket cost can be lower or higher depending on discounts as well as vehicle and seat selection. 

What’s the ferry schedule from Málaga to Melilla?

Normally, there are around 9 weekly ferry routes from Málaga to the port city of Melilla, with the frequency increasing during the summer. 

The earliest ferry usually leaves at 14:30 from Málaga arriving at Melilla around 21:00. The latest ferry departs at 23:59 and arrives in Melilla around 06:00.

What’s the distance between Málaga and Melilla?

The distance between Málaga and Melilla is approximately 112 nautical miles (207 km).

Am I allowed to travel from Málaga to Melilla?

At the moment, it is only possible to travel from Málaga 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 Málaga to Melilla?

You can book cheap ferry tickets to Melilla and the ports of North Africa, online on Ferryhopper. On our Map of ferries, you can find all available ferry connections, compare ferry companies and ticket prices, and plan your trip in just 4 clicks.

The old lighthouse of the coastal city of Melilla

Faro de Melilla la Vieja: Impressive old lighthouse in the old town with views to the Mediterranean.

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Málaga to Melilla

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

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Málaga at least 1 hr in advance of departure, as the port can be busy particularly during the summer.
  • Melilla is located very close to the city of Nador in Morocco across the border. A day trip to explore the city’s architecture and majestic beaches is a great idea!
  • The autonomous Spanish city of Melilla in Africa is known for its multicultural influences, modernist architecture, historical buildings, and local cuisine. 
  • The Puerto Noray area, by the marina of Melilla, is the place to enjoy a great night-out during your holidays in the city. 
  • Read our Melilla travel guide for useful tips and information about the city.

Where to take the ferry from Málaga to Melilla

The port of Málaga is located in Costa del Sol, the beautiful coast of the Andalusia region.  The port is right next to the city center, by the popular Park of Málaga on Paseo del Parque. You can easily reach the port by car or by public transport (bus, train).

The distance of the port of Málaga to the city airport is approximately 8 km, which is about 15 min by car and 1 hr by public transport. 

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

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

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. 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. 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.

Cabins

Most of the ferries that travel in the Málaga - Melilla route have cabins as well as numbered seats for a more comfortable trip.

Daily ferries from Málaga to Melilla