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Tangier Med
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Malaga Tangier Med Ferry

The Malaga Tangier Med ferry route connects Spain with Morocco. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Balearia. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours.

Malaga Tangier Med sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Spain to Morocco page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Malaga to Tangier Med?

    The ferry crossing time from Malaga to Tangier Med is approximately 5h. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Malaga to Tangier Med?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Malaga to Tangier Med and this is
    • Balearia
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Malaga to Tangier Med?

    Book ferries from Malaga to Tangier Med through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Malaga to Tangier Med?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Malaga to Tangier Med with
    • Balearia
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Malaga to Tangier Med?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Malaga to Tangier Med with
    • Balearia
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Malaga to Tangier Med?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Balearia

Malaga Guide

Known for its golden sandy beaches and year-round sunshine, Malaga promises a journey soaked in the charm of traditional Spain. Its rich history is reflected in landmarks such as Alcazaba, a hilltop Moorish fortress, and the stunning Malaga Cathedral. If sunbathing isn't your thing, explore Picasso's birthplace at the Picasso Museum. Malaga ferry port is a gateway to other alluring Spanish cities. Seville, with its grand cathedral, and Granada, home to the Alhambra Palace, are just a short bus ride away. The ferry port is located right in the city centre and is easily accessible by foot, but for those with heavy luggage, a short taxi ride will suffice. As Christmas nears, the city transforms into a dazzling spectacle with lights, offering one of the best Christmas markets in Spain, drawing visitors from far and wide.

Tangier Med Guide

Discover the fascinating gateway of Africa, Tangier Med ferry port. Here, the exotic allure of Morocco unfolds with cultural hotspots like the ancient Kasbah and the bustling Grand Socco Market. The port's strategic location provides easy access to other captivating Moroccan cities like Chefchaouen and Tetouan. Taking a taxi or a bus from the port is the best way to reach the city center. From Tangier Med ferry port, you can also catch ferries to European destinations including Spain, Italy, and France. As winter approaches, the city stays vibrant with activities. So, why wait? Start your Moroccan adventure from Tangier Med ferry port.

Which is better Malaga or Tangier Med?

Both Malaga and Tangier Med are popular destinations, but the better option depends on your preferences and needs. Malaga is a vibrant city in southern Spain, known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and lively nightlife. It offers a wide range of attractions, including the Picasso Museum, Alcazaba Castle, and stunning coastal scenery. Malaga also has excellent transport connections, with an international airport and a well-connected train and bus network.

On the other hand, Tangier Med is a major port city in Morocco, located on the Strait of Gibraltar. It is known for its unique blend of cultures and its historic medina, which offers a fascinating insight into the country's history and traditions. Tangier Med is also a gateway to exploring other popular Moroccan destinations, such as Chefchaouen and Fes. The city has a modern ferry terminal that connects it to Spain, making it a convenient option for travelers wishing to visit both countries.

Ultimately, the choice between Malaga and Tangier Med depends on what you are looking for in a destination. If you prefer a mix of history, beaches, and a lively atmosphere, Malaga might be the better option. However, if you are interested in exploring Morocco's culture and want to visit other cities in the country, Tangier Med could be a more suitable choice.

How many days in Tangier Med is enough?

The number of days to spend in Tangier Med depends on individual preferences and travel plans. For a quick visit, one or two days may be sufficient to explore the highlights of the area. This could include visiting the Tangier Med Port, the nearby Hercules Caves, and taking a stroll through the Medina. Additionally, if one wishes to experience the beautiful beaches, a day or two can be allocated for relaxation. However, if travelers want to delve deeper into the region's rich history and culture, they may opt for a longer stay. This would allow for visits to the Kasbah, the American Legation Museum, and nearby towns like Chefchaouen and Asilah. Ultimately, the ideal duration depends on personal interests and the desired level of exploration.



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