The Genoa-Tangier ferry is one of the longest crossings. The boat sails from Italy to Morocco in about 50 hours.
Ferry Genoa – Tangier Med
The Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) sails 3 times a week from Genoa to Tangier Med. The journey time is approximately 50 to 58 hours and varies per departure. This is due to a possible extra stopover and the sailing time also depends on the weather conditions.
Booking this crossing can sometimes be difficult. It can therefore be nice to have a ferry specialist help you.
Timetable Genua – Tangier Med
Genua – Tangier Med
- Thursday: 12:00
- Saturday: 16:00
- Monday: 21:00 in low season and 12:00 in peak season
Tangier Med – Genua
- Monday: 22:30
- Wednesday: 23:59, 22:30 in peak season
- Saturday: 16:30 in low season
- Friday 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM in peak season
Times can vary considerably per sailing, so check the exact departure time and sailing time when booking.
Departure, sailing time & arrival
If you are traveling with a vehicle, GNV will indicate that you must report for embarkation 5 hours before departure. Without a vehicle that is 4 hours. Check-in closes at least 60 minutes before departure. However, with these long crossings it is advisable to be present much longer in advance. On the way back you need to be present in Tangiers even longer in advance, check-in closes 4 hours before departure. Consult the GNV website for this and look under the menu item ‘ports'
Calata S. Lazzarino,
16126 Genova GE, Italy
The crossing takes in the direction of Morocco: 49h 45min – 54h 30min
The crossing from Morocco to Italy can take a little longer: 49h 30min – 58h
Ferry to Tangier Med and Genoa costs
The starting prices start at around €84. This is a single ticket for a single journey without a car and without a cabin. In practice, you can expect higher prices. A booking in April with a family of 2 adults and a child with a car and cabin already costs around €950.
About Tangier Med
Tangier is a great place to walk around. Good running shoes are recommended due to the steep streets. You will also find plenty of taxis and buses.
The port area of Tangier Med, although unattractive in nature, is only forty km from the city of Tangier. Tangier is an attractive city due to its international and versatile location.
In addition to Arabic, many residents also speak Spanish, French and Portuguese. In 1999, Mohammed VI of Morocco became the Moroccan king and decided that Tangier should become more tourist-friendly. Tangier today has a beautiful marina, great restaurants and a beautiful seaside promenade.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of questions that are often asked about this crossing:
Which ferry companies operate between Genoa and Tangier Med
What are good alternatives for this crossing?