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Sailings Up to 10 times per week
Destination(s) 🇲🇦 Morocco, 🇪🇸 Spain
Operated by DFDS, Intershipping
Duration 1 Hour
Distance 20 Miles, 32 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 271
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This ferry is one of the more popular crossings to travel from Europe to Morocco. The boat sails from Spain, which considerably shortens the long car journey.

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Ferry Tarifa – Tangier

The ferry from Tarifa to Tangier is a very popular crossing between Spain and Morocco because you only have to sit on the boat for an hour. It is currently offered by two ferry companies: DFDS and Intershipping. First it was operated by FRS and Intershipping but in Februrary 2024 DFDS took over this route.

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Timetable Tarifa – Tangier

The sailings are offered by 2 different companies, so the days and times can vary considerably. We have placed a small diagram below to paint a picture as clearly as possible.


  • Intershipping: this sails four times a day, namely at 08:00, 12:00, 16:00 and 20:00
  • DFDS sails 6 times a day, namely at 09:00, 11:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 21:00


  • Intershipping: this sails four times a day, namely at: 09:00, 13:00, 17:00 and 21:00
  • DFDS sails 6 times a day, namely at: 08:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 22:00
Times can sometimes vary per sailing, so check the exact departure time and sailing time when booking.

Departure, sailing time & arrival

How far in advance do you need to be present?

DFDS states that you must be present 90 minutes in advance to check in.

Tarifa departure point

Lg Puerto Pesquero, 11380 Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain

Tarifa-Tangier sailing time

The sailing time to Tangier is only 1 hour.

Arrival Tangier

Arrival address: Bd Mohammed VI, Tangier 90000, Morocco. This is also the departure address for the way back.

Ferry to Tarifa and Tangier costs

The starting prices start at around €44. In practice, however, you can expect much higher prices. A booking in the summer months with a family of 2 adults and a child with a car quickly costs €299. Compared to other crossings, this is cheap, which is why it is so attractive.

About Tangier

Tangier, Tangiers, Tanger, Tánger طنجة, The city has many different spellings and a long history. It is an important port and trade centre and the city has excellent road and rail links to Fès, Meknès, Rabat and Casablanca, as well as an international airport and regular shipping services to Europe. [1]Tangier, Britannica

Frequently Asked Questions

Several questions are often asked about this crossing:

Which ferry companies operate between Tarifa and Tangier

The route is currently served by FRS and Intershipping.

What are good alternatives for this crossing?

A popular crossing with the destination Morocco is Algeciras-Tanger Med
1Tangier, Britannica