The Boat Almeria-Melilla is a popular crossing to travel from Spain to Morocco. The ferry takes you to the northeast of the North African coast in a part of Spain from where you can continue your journey.
Ferry Almeria – Melilla
The boat from Almeria to Melilla connects Spain with the Moroccan coast. Melilla is a Spanish area bordering Morocco. It is possible to cross the border from here to Morocco, but if you do not want to run the risk that the border is (temporarily) closed, you can choose the route Almeria – Nador. This route arrives at the same port, but Nador is located in Morocco, so you don't have to cross the border.
The Almeria-Melilla ferry is operated by the ferry company Balearia and Naviera Armas. This route takes you about 6 hours.
Timetable Almeria – Melilla
The Balearia boat leaves about 2 times a day and the one from Naviera Armas 2 times a week. The times are not very constant, but to give a bit of an idea, we have tried to put the timetable as clearly as possible below. It is important that you keep a close eye on the site of the relevant route because it can deviate quite a bit.
Route Almeria – Melilla
- Balearia: 2 boats depart almost every day at the following times: 08:30, 14:00 and 15:00
- Naviera Armas: 2 boats depart almost every week at the following times: 23:31, 23:00 and 23:50
Route Melilla – Almeria
- Balearia: a boat leaves every other day, the departure times are very irregular here.
- Naviera Armas: every week about 2 to 3 boats leave. Departure times here are also very irregular.
Departure, sailing time & arrival
You must be on this route 2 hours in advance.
Muelle de Poniente, s/n, 04002 Almeria, Spain
The crossing in the direction of Morocco takes about 6 hours.
Arrival address: 52001 Melilla, Spain
Ferry to Almeria and Melilla costs
Prices can vary widely. There is of course a big difference when you travel alone on foot or by car. We have made a few test bookings to paint a bit of a picture.
• One way, 1 person without a car: €60,-
• Return trip, 1 person without a car: €118,-
• Return trip, 2 persons with car: €415,-
Melilla (Arabic: مليلية), is a Spanish enclave on the North African coast. Melilla is located 10 km north of the Moroccan city of Nador and is known as an autonomous city, as is the slightly western town of Ceuta.
The city receives many visitors every year, most of whom are tourists and women traders. The latter mainly come from the city of Nador, where they take advantage of the price differences of both countries.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of questions that are often asked about this crossing:
Which ferry companies operate between Almeria and Melilla
What are good alternatives to this crossing?