Ferry to Tanger

Lighthouse surrounded by pine trees At The Cape Spartel In Tanger
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Board on the ferry to Tanger, Morocco's captivating gateway city! Compare ferry schedules, find the perfect fit for your adventure and book your passage today!

Tanger beckons, a lively tapestry of rich history, engaging culture and stunning environment. Imagine yourself meandering through the convoluted passageways of the medina, a lively bazaar brimming with colorful spices, handcrafted trinkets and friendly haggling. Ascend the Kasbah, a 17th-century castle and enjoy panoramic views of the bustling city below and the dazzling Strait of Gibraltar. Tanger is more than simply a visual feast; it is also a sensory symphony. In a classic riad, a Moroccan courtyard home, you may eat steaming bowls of tagines scented with exotic spices and drink cool mint tea.

Tanger has more to offer than only lively marketplaces and historical buildings. Seek for the Hercules Caves, which are into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. Tanger's American Legation Museum, a former diplomatic station turned cultural sanctuary, offers a glimpse into the city's artistic character. Tanger promises a totally unique experience, one in which the beauty of Morocco combines effortlessly with the appeal of the Mediterranean.

Traveling to Tanger by ferry: A hassle-free adventure!

  • Fast & easy: Take a ship from Spain to Morocco in as little as 30 minutes
  • There are several options available, including high-speed and regular ferries, depending on your price and time preferences
  • Tanger is a popular ferry destination, thus it is essential to buy ferry tickets in advance, particularly during peak season
  • The main departure ports in Spain are Algeciras and Tarifa
  • Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar as you travel by ferry

Passengers can connect electronically to the booking systems of most shipping companies and then compare prices, find routes and destinations, search alternative routes and print their ferry ticket to Tanger instantly.

Useful information

  • Passport & visa requirements: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your trip dates. The visa requirements for Morocco vary depending on your nationality. Check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy in your home country for the most up-to-date visa information. Certain nations may be eligible for a visa upon arrival in Morocco
  • Customs & currency exchange: Prepare to go through customs upon arrival in Tangier. Have your passport and any visa paperwork ready. Morocco's currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Currency exchange booths are available in the port, and ATMs in Tangier accept Dirhams for withdrawal. Consider exchanging a modest number of Euros for Dirhams before boarding to cover any unexpected charges on the ferry
  • Onboard amenities: Most of Balearia's boats on this route are contemporary and pleasant, with a variety of facilities including:
    • Restaurants and cafés serve a variety of meals and snacks
    • Bars serving beverages and refreshments
    • Shops providing gifts and travel necessities
    • Children's play places (on certain ships)
    • Free Wi-Fi

Additional tips

  • Check the luggage allowance: Every ferry operator has its own luggage allowance. To prevent paying extra luggage fees, examine their rules before your travel
  • Seasickness prone? If you are prone to seasickness, try taking medicine or using natural cures beforehand
  • Enjoy the journey: Relax and take in the sights of the Strait of Gibraltar as you begin your Moroccan trip

Begin arranging your trip to Tanger today!

Book your ferry in advance

Zellij tiles and vase on a window in Tanger

The ferry is much like any other form of travel when it comes to finding the cheaper deals. The further you book in advance, the more likely it is that you will find a better choice of fares to Tangier. Leave Tangier booking until closer to the time and those cheap tickets will have already been sold. Not only that but chances are there may not be the full choice of ferry-tickets available for the times or crossings you require. So get organized and book your ferry early.

There are many reasons why you should book your ferry to Tanger in advance.

Here's some of the most important:

  • Tanger is a popular route that sells out well!
  • Reduce stress!
  • Don't waste time haggling with the local agencies in Tanger or elsewhere!
  • Lock in your ferry price!
  • Currency dips & price hikes won't affect you!
  • Save vacation time in Tanger!
  • Balance your vacation budget!
  • Charge costs on this month's credit card bill!

Ferry schedules to Tanger

Typical Moroccan breakfast in Tanger, Morocco

Tanger greets you with wide arms and the journey itself is a thrilling precursor to your Moroccan experience. Several routes connect you to this fascinating city.

From Spain, boats sail frequently from Algeciras, Motril and Tarifa, providing swift and picturesque journeys over the Strait of Gibraltar.

If you have more time, ferry boats from France (ports such as Sète and Marseille) provide a relaxing ride across the Mediterranean Sea. Whatever your point of departure, be prepared to be astonished by the first sight of Tanger's stunning shoreline and bustling town as your boat enters port.

It is highly suggested that you buy your ferry tickets online in advance, especially during peak season (summer months) and on weekends.

Ferry Algeciras to Tanger

The boat route from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco, is a practical and picturesque way to start your Moroccan journey. The trip occurs many times per day, so you do not have to worry about the travel times.

Travel time: The ferry trip from Algeciras to Tanger is quick, lasting between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours depending on the kind of vessel (high-speed ferry or regular ferry). The ferries arrive at the port of Tanger Med.

Ferry Motril to Tanger

The ferry route between Motril to Tanger Med provides a quick and scenic voyage over the Alboran Sea. It is a daily itinerary, providing flexibility in travel dates.

Travel time: The ferry trip from Motril to Tanger Med is a direct route that takes around 6 to 9 hours, depending on the vessel type and sea conditions.

Ferry Tarifa to Tanger

The ferry route from Tarifa to Tanger Ville (city center) is popular among visitors who are looking for a quick and simple way to start their Moroccan experience.

Our booking engine allows you to quickly and easily compare timetables, rates and reserve tickets.

Travel time: The trip duration normally runs between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the type of boat you take.

  • Fast Ferry: This is the quickest option, taking around 30 minutes to complete the voyage
  • Conventional ferries take slightly longer, with travel times ranging from 45 minutes to an hour

Ferry from Sete to Tanger

The ferry route from Sete in the French Riviera, towards the Moroccan city of Tanger, occurs around 3 times per week and is a favorite choice for those who want to visit Morocco from the French mainland.

Travel time: The journey duration is normally 24 hours, so it is advisable to book a cabin for a more comfortable crossing.

Arrival in Tanger

  • Upon arriving at Tangier Med Port, you will proceed through passport control and customs
  • To get to your location in Tangier's city center, you can take taxis, grand taxis (shared taxis), or public buses. Purchase your public transit tickets before boarding

Transportation in Tanger

  • Petit taxis: Petit taxis are the most common mode of transportation within Tanger. They are effective, have metered fares and are quite a convenient method to get around town. Be prepared to agree on the fare before stepping into the taxi
  • Grand taxis: Grand taxis are large shared taxis that may accommodate up to 6 passengers. They function on constant routes and fares and you may catch one on the road or locate them at particular taxi ranks. These are an awesome alternative for visiting to suburbs or nearby towns
  • Buses: Tanger has a public bus community that covers most areas of the town. Fares are affordable, however the buses may be crowded and navigating routes might be difficult in case you don't communicate Arabic
  • Private transport: The most convenient way of transportation, offering also more privacy. Please, click here to book a private taxi in advance

Tips for using public transportation in Tanger

  • Carry small change: Many taxis and buses operate on a cash-handiest basis, so have plenty of small trade available
  • Learn basic Arabic phrases for your convenience: Knowing a few primary Arabic terms like "Hello" ("Merhaba"), "Thank you" ("Shukran") and numbers can be beneficial when navigating public transportation
  • Purchase a transportation pass: Consider purchasing a transportation pass if you plan on the usage of public buses often for the duration of your live

About Tanger

Ferry to Tanger: Your gateway to Morocco!

Tanger, a city on Morocco's northern border, is a captivating destination that offers a one-of-a-kind blend of history, culture and natural beauty. As you plan your trip to this picturesque town, you'll discover a multitude of activities to try. Tanger has something for everyone, from medieval medinas to breathtaking beaches.

Exploring the Medina

Tanger's Old Medina, a UNESCO Globe Heritage site, is among the highlights of the city tour. The Medina is a tangle of narrow streets, populated with shops offering conventional crafts materials and flavors. As you take a trip around the Medina, make a stop in the Grand Socco. Do not miss the possibility to see the Kasbah, an old fortification with spectacular sights of the community and the endless sea.

Visiting the museums

Tanger has various museums that provide understanding of the city's background and culture. The Museum of Moroccan Arts displays standard Moroccan art and workmanship, while the American Legation Museum offers a stunning peek right into the partnership in between Morocco and the United States. Art lovers will certainly acknowledge the Forbes Museum of Tanger which showcases works by distinguished painters motivated by the city's grandeur.

Relaxing on the seashores

Tanger has gorgeous seashores that are suitable for leisure and aquatic activities. The Playa Blanca Beach, located just outside the town, has immaculate white beaches and crystal-clear seas, making it ideal for sunbathing and swimming. For those seeking a more isolated beach experience, Sidi Kacem Beach is a hidden gem with quiet surroundings and spectacular vistas.

Day trip to Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, a beautiful town about an hour's drive from Tanger, is famous for its hanging blue-washed cottages and breathtaking mountain scenery. A day trip to Chefchaouen allows you to immerse yourself in the town's unique ambiance, explore its fascinating streets and see bustling neighborhood life. Don't miss the historic Kasbah and the Spanish Mosque, which offers panoramic views.

Culinary delights

Moroccan cuisine is known for its strong scents and fragrant spices and Tanger provides a range of dining options to meet your gourmet needs. Try traditional dishes like tagine, couscous and pastilla at neighborhood eateries. Consider taking a cooking class to learn how to prepare Moroccan cuisine using fresh, locally produced ingredients.

Shopping in Tanger

Tanger is a customer's dream, with an abundance of souks and markets where you may find unique souvenirs and treasures to purchase. The Petit Socco is a colorful rectangle surrounded by cafés and businesses selling anything from handcrafted leather to delicate pottery. The Mendoubia Gardens is another excellent place to acquire traditional Moroccan handicrafts and fabrics.

Exploring the Caves of Hercules

The Caves of Hercules, located in the west coast of Tanger, are a natural marvel of mythology. These remarkable rock formations provide stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. According to tradition, Hercules, the son of the Greek god Zeus, slept in those caves after finishing his twelve labors.

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