The crossing Algeciras – Ceuta is a very popular crossing because it is very cheap compared to other crossings. Currently the route is offered by 3 ferry companies: Balearia, Trasmediterranea and FRS.
Ferry Algeciras – Ceuta
The ferry from Algeciras to Ceuta is very popular because it only takes an hour to get across. Officially, you sail from Spain to Spain because Ceuta is an exclave of Spain, but the borders are basically over, so you can easily travel to Morocco. If you do not want to take the risk that the borders will be open, it is better to choose another crossing. For example Algeciras to Tangier Med.
Booking this crossing can sometimes be difficult. It can therefore be nice to have a ferry specialist help you.
Timetable Algeciras – Ceuta
The crossing Algeciras – Ceuta is offered by several ferry companies. This makes it difficult to sketch a fixed timetable. To make it as clear as possible for you, we have placed a schedule below.
Algeciras – Ceuta
- Balearia: sails twice a day, at 07:00 and 08:00
- Trasmediterranea: sails twice a day, at 07:50 and 11:30
- FRS: sails 4 times a day, at 09:25, 13:30, 17:00 and 20:00
Ceuta – Algeciras
- Balearia: sails twice a day, at 06:30 and 08:30
- Trasmediterranea: sails twice a day, at 09:30 and 13:00
- FRS: sails 4 times a day, at 08:00, 11:30, 15:30 and 18:30
Times can sometimes vary per sailing or season, so check the exact departure time and sailing time when booking.
Departure, sailing time & arrival
FRS states that you must be present 90 minutes in advance to check in. The gates at Balearia close 1 hour in advance. There is nothing on the Trasmediterranea site about when you should be present, but you are always safe with 90 minutes in advance.
Puerto de Algeciras, Estación Maritima, Locales F4 y F23, 11207 Algeciras, Cadiz, Spain
The sailing time to Ceuta is only 1 hour.
Arrival address: Estación Marítima s/n, 51001 Ceuta, Spain
Ferry to Algeciras and Ceuta costs
The starting prices start at about €34 (one way foot passenger). In practice, however, you can expect higher prices. A booking in the summer months with a family of 2 adults and a child with a car costs about €128. Compared to other crossings, this route is very cheap, which is why it is so popular.
The above prices are based on test bookings that we have made.
Ceuta (Arabic: سبتة) is a Spanish exclave and free port on the North African coast. Ceuta borders the west and southwest of Morocco. It is still highly secured so that refugees cannot reach the European Union. Every year, about 1 million Spaniards come by boat to Ceuta to shop here, because this is tax-free.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of questions that are often asked about this crossing:
Which ferry companies operate between Algeciras and Ceuta
What are good alternatives to this crossing?