Malaga to Melilla Ferry

The Malaga Melilla ferry route connects Spain with Spain. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Trasmediterranea. The crossing operates up to 8 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours.

Malaga Melilla 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.

Route and port details

Malaga to Melilla Ferry Alternatives

Malaga - Melilla Ferry Operators

  • Trasmediterranea
    • 8 Sailings Weekly 4 hr
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Malaga Melilla Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Malaga Melilla route is a car and 2 passengers.

Malaga Melilla Ferry reviews

  • "Great way to travel to Morocco"

    Clean, comfortable and well run. This was a great boat trip of a good length. Taking to afternoon boat was a really good time of day we arrived at Melilla with the setting sun. I recommend this as a convinient and interesting way to travel for anyone coming from Malaga area who wants to go east or south in Morocco. As a warning though, don't expect all Transmediterranea routes to be this good. I've just returned from Tanger Med port to Algerciras in a rusty old hulk, the service, logistics and punctuality was farcially bad.

    'Maggie' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Fortuny

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  • "Easy!"

    Easy booking over the website. Easy crossing. Fortunately the weather was good too. No complaints!

    'Simon' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Juan J Sister

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  • "Agp-min-agp journey "

    The journey to Melilla was very good. There were no big waves so the ship didn't move that much. It arrived on time to Melilla. The return was as good but during the night. The arrival in Malaga was also punctual.

    'Anonymous' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Juan J Sister

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  • "A cabin or nothing"

    After a 12 hours drive under a scorching heay, you are tired, hungry and in need of washing. When you board the ferry, you think that you will be able to eat something, get some fresh air on the deck. However, it didn't happen this way. In spite our booking seats, two people in our group had nowhere to seat (except on the floor). Those who could get a seat weren't able to nap with the bright light and the sound of the TV in Spanish. We thought that we would eat at least. However, there were only pork based sandwiches. We thought that a ferry going to a muslim country would have something else. PS: The 3 hours crossing was quick, but you need a good stomach

    'Bourzigui' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Murillo

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Malaga Guide

The Spanish city of Malaga is located in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, and is on the Costa del Sol (the Coast of the Sun). The city lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is around 100 km to the east of the Strait of Gibralta and around 130 km from the coast of north Africa Many tourists are drawn to the city, and its surrounding area, because of its subtropical climate which is characterised by hot and sunny summers and mild winters. The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, and so was the Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabriol and actor Antonio Banderas. The city is home to a number of monuments including the Alcazeba Arab citadel and is also home to the religious processions which form part of Malaga's Easter Week of celebrations, which have been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest.

Other historic monuments in the city include the Baroque Cathedral which is commonly known as La Manquita (One Armed Woman) and the recently restored Roman Theatre. Located high on a hill above the city is the parador which is located in the Gibralfaro Castle. It is a great place to stay or simply to have a leisurely lunch, with its fantastic views over Malaga and out across the port to see.

Malaga Ferry Port is situated adjacent to the old city of Malaga. Ferry services from the port operate to Melilla.

Melilla Guide

The Spanish administered city of Melilla is located on the north west coast of Africa, and shares a border with Morocco and is separated from the Spanish province of Grenada and Almeria by the Alboran Sea. Also located close to the city is the Moroccan settlement of Beni Ansar, which is to the south, and is the nearest Moroccan city is Nador. Like the city of Ceuta, Melilla used to be a free port before Spain joined the European Union and in 2011 the population stood at just under 80,000 which is made up of Spaniards, ethnic Riffian Berbers and a small number of ethnic Spanish Jews. The two most spoken languages in the city are Spanish and Riffian-Berber although the only official language is Spanish.

From Melilla's port there are several daily connections to Almeria and Malaga in Spain. Many people travelling between Europe and Morocco use the ferry links to Melilla, both for passengers and for freight.