Ferries to Morocco
Morocco is a sovereign country in North Africa with coastlines on both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Bordered by Western Sahara and Algeria, it sits directly south of Spain, across the Strait of Gibraltar.
Divided into 7 regions, Morocco spans from a glorious Mediterranean coast along the north, through a mountainous centre, to sweeping Saharan desert in the south. This sheer diversity of landscapes makes it a traveller’s dream, while the population of 32 million is famed for its hospitality to foreigners, often inviting tourists for mint tea.
The soaring peaks of High Atlas are the tallest in North Africa, known by locals as Idraren Draren, or Mountains of Mountains, stretching almost 1000km diagonally across the heart of the country. Dissected by north flowing rivers, winter sports can be enjoyed from September to May in Oukaimeden, as can scenic treks from spring /to autumn. Besides High Atlas, the Rif Mountains encompass the northern tip of Morocco, scattered with idyllic towns like Tetouan, with its Spanish colonial buildings, and Chefchaouen, famed for its pastel-blue old quarter, also known as a medina.
Embracing the future but holding strong traditions, Morocco is almost entirely inhabited by a mix of Arabs and Berbers. Perfectly reflecting this outlook is Marrakech, the third largest city lying near the foothills of the snowy Atlas Mountains. The historical medina district is criss-crossed with narrow passageways and local markets, emitting a quintessentially Moroccan hustle and bustle, while the other half of the city contains modern restaurants and high-end brand shops. Medinas are found throughout the country: in Fez; one of the oldest and largest medieval cities on earth, and Casablanca; a modern, high-flying city featuring the third biggest Mosque in the world.
Considered a gateway to Africa, Morocco is the most visited country on the continent, receiving approximately 10 million tourists each year. This is reflected in the quality and quantity of ferry crossings from around Europe. The most popular routes embark from southern Spain, given the proximity, while long-haul sailings are available from across the Mediterranean Sea.
Are there ferries from the UK to Morocco?
Currently there are no ferries from the UK to Morocco, although ferries travel from France, Spain and Italy to Morocco.
What is the cheapest ferry to Morocco?
The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.
Which ferries go to Morocco?
Ferries in Morocco sail from France, Spain and Italy. You can take a ferry to and from Sete and Marseille in France, Algeciras, Barcelona, Motril, Tarifa and Almeria in Spain and Genoa and Savona in Italy. Popular routes include Algeciras to Tangier Med Ferry and Almeria to Nador.
Which ferry companies go to Morocco?
There are 3 popular ferry operators for Morocco. These are Grandi Navi Veloci, Balearia and La Meridionale. Other ferry operators include FRS, Trasmediterranea, Africa Morocco Link, Armas, Grimaldilines, GNV, Inter Shipping and La Méridionale.
What are the ferry ports in Morocco?
The most popular ferry ports in Morocco from our selected routes include Tangier-Med, Nador and Al Hoceima.
How long is the ferry to Morocco?
Ferries to Morocco can take between 30 minutes and 30 hours from Spain, approximately 40 hours from France and 47-51 hours from Italy. The quickest ferry crossing is to Tangier Med, Morocco from the southeast town Algeciras. This route takes approximately 30 minutes.