Ferry Tangier - Motril

Tickets, Prices, Schedules & Times

You can travel between Tangier in Morocco and Motril in Spain all year round. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Tangier to Motril

Tangier Motril Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 00:01 Last trip: 00:01 Average duration: 8h 29m Price range: 34.88 € - 403.50 €
Motril Tangier Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 14:00 Last trip: 14:00 Average duration: 6h 30m Price range: 34.88 € - 503.50 €
Ferry companies BALEARIA

Tangier - Motril ferries, schedules and times

Ferries are available with daily crossings throughout the year. The route is normally served by the ferry company Balearia.

Ferries to Motril depart up to 1 time a day from the Tanger Med port. Ferries depart at either 23:30, arriving in Motril at 07:30 the next morning, or at around midnight, with estimated arrival in Motril at 08:30.

As for the return route, there are also up to 1 daily crossings from Motril to Tangier. Most ferries depart around 14:00 and arrive in Tangier at 20:30 the same day.

Ferry tickets, discounts and offers

Tangier - Motril ferry prices

Tickets for the ferry route start at around €48. That also applies to the return route. The final price may vary depending on seasonality, seat type and vehicle selection.

Discounts & offers

With Balearia, there are special discount tickets for children 1-13 years old. Infants up to 1 year old travel for free.

As for limited-time offers, you can discover the best available deals for this route on Ferryhopper. All offers are applied automatically upon booking.

Book Tangier - Motril ferry ticket

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Useful FAQs about the ferry route

How long is the Tangier - Motril ferry ride?

The duration of the sailing from Tangier to Motril is approximately 7.5-8.5 hr, depending on the crossing and the weather conditions. As for the return route, the Motril - Tanger Med crossing lasts 6.5-7.5 hr.

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Is there a high-speed ferry between Tangier and Motril?

No, there are only conventional ferries serving routes between the two destinations. The fastest ferry crossing between Tangier and Motril lasts approximately 6.5 hr.

What's the distance between Tangier and Motril?

The distance between the two ports is approximately 143 nautical miles (265 km).

Where do ferries depart from?

Ferries from Tangier to Motril depart from the Tanger Med port. You can find more information about the Tangier ports in our guide.

As for the trip to Tangier from Motril, all ferries depart from the same terminal.

On-board services & facilities

Vehicle transportation

All ferries traveling between Tangier and Motril have car decks for vehicle transportation. You can bring your car, motorbike or caravan on board.

Make sure you book your ferry tickets for vehicle transportation well in advance, as they sell out fast during high season.

Ferry luggage

On Baleària ferries, there is no specific weight limit for your personal luggage, as long as you carry them on board by yourself.

Cabins and seating

There are many types of cabins on the Tangier - Motril ferries: from single beds to whole cabins with a window, and even suites (double-bed or triple). As for seating, there are comfortable numbered seats available.

Pet travel

You can bring your pet on the Tangier - Motril ferries. Make sure to fill out all necessary information when booking your tickets. A carrier or cage is required for all pets.

Extra tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip:

  • The port of Tanger Med can get quite busy during high season, so make sure you arrive at least 2 hr before departure.
  • From the Tanger Med port, you can easily travel south towards the beautiful Tétouan, the blue village of Chefchaouen, or the stunning Fez.
  • The port of Motril is an excellent choice if you are planning to travel to major cities in Andalusia, such as Granada, Seville or Málaga.
  • You can easily reach the ports of North Africa from Spain. Check out our guide about the ferries between Spain and North Africa.
  • Alternatively, if you want to catch a direct ferry to Morocco from Spain, find out more information about the Spain to Morocco ferry routes.

About Tangier

Discover the best tips for an unforgettable vacation in Tangier and find all ferries from and to the multicultural port city in Morocco.

About Motril

Traveling from or to Motril ? Find all the info you need about the popular port in the Iberic Peninsula on our Motril travel guide.