With this route, you get on the boat in Spain and you arrive in Spain. Because Melilla is a Spanish exclave, you do not officially travel to Morocco. Yet you are a short car trip away from the border and you can also just cross it.
Ferry Malaga to Melilla
The route from Malaga to Melilla is offered by two ferries companies called Balearia and Naviera Armas. You are on the other side of the Mediterranean sea in about 6.5 hours of travel. It can be attractive to take this route because Malaga is a nice city for tourists.
Many people stay for a day in Malaga and then travel onwards to Melilla.
Timetable for Malaga to Melilla
There are 2 boats departing daily from Malaga to Melilla. One of these boats is from Balearia and the other is operated by Naviera Armas. Times can vary per day, but to give the best possible picture, we have placed a small schedule below.
Route Malaga – Melilla
- Balearia: sails once a day and departs at 23:59
- Naviera Armas: sails once a day and departs at 14:30. Please note, this does not sail during the weekend
Route Melilla – Malaga
- Balearia: sails once a day and departs at 15:00
- Naviera Armas: sails once a day and departs at 01:15. Please note, this does not sail on the weekend
Departure, sailing time & arrival
Balearia indicates to be present at least 90 minutes in advance. At Naviera Armas, this is 1 hour if you are by car and 30 minutes if you are traveling without a car.
Avenida de Manuel Agustin Heredia, 1, 29001 Málaga, Spain
The crossing takes about 6.5 hours in the direction of Morocco.
Arrival address: Estación Marítima, Locales 28-29, 52001 Melilla, Spain
Ferry to Malaga and Melilla costs
In order to make the best possible estimate of the prices, we have made a number of test bookings. The final costs are often very dependent on the season and the traffic on the boat. It can therefore be worthwhile to select other departure days and compare them well.
- A one-way ticket for 1 person: €62,-
- Return trip for 2 adults child car: €246
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 Malaga and Melilla
What are good alternatives to this crossing?