In fact, 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 Motril – Melilla
The route from Motril to Melilla is offered by one company called Balearia. You are on the other side with about 5 hours of travel. This route is therefore one of the ‘shorter' crossings to the North African coast.
Timetable Motril – Melilla
There are 2 boats every week on this route. The times for this seem to be pretty constant. We have placed a small overview below to give the best possible idea of what time the boats depart.
Route Motril – Melilla
- Monday: departure: 08:30
- Friday: departure: 16:30
Directions Melilla – Motril
- Monday: departure: 02:00
- Friday: departure: 08:30
Please note that times can always deviate. That is why it is important to keep a close eye on yourself.
Departure, sailing time & arrival
Balearia indicates to be present at least 90 minutes in advance.
Carretera del Puerto, s/n, 18600 Motril, Granada, Spain
The crossing takes about 5 hours in the direction of Morocco.
Arrival address: Estación Marítima, Locales 28-29, 52001 Melilla, Spain
Ferry to Motril 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.
- One-way ticket for 1 person: €57,-
- Return trip for 2 adults child car: €284,-
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 Motril and Melilla
What are good alternatives to this crossing?