Ferry from Ceuta to Algeciras


Explore Algeciras' history, beautiful beaches and lively environment. Book your ferry from Ceuta to Algeciras and go on an exciting trip across southern Spain!

Ceuta is a fascinating cultural fusion of Spain and Africa! Wander through charming Moorish lanes to find busy souks filled with riches. Dive into the Mediterranean's crystal-clear waves, then dine on delicious seafood at a seaside café. Ceuta is a place that awaits exploration, offering a unique combination of history, adventure and pleasure.

Gateway to adventure awaits! Unveil the hidden charm of Algeciras, where rugged coastlines meet vibrant energy. Explore the historic city center, a captivating blend of Spanish and Moroccan influences. Thrill-seekers can embark on dolphin-watching tours or conquer the waves on pristine beaches. Foodies will devour fresh seafood delicacies and savor the region's distinct flavors. Algeciras beckons with its relaxed atmosphere, rich history and endless adventure possibilities.

Book your ferry from Ceuta to Algeciras today and discover the soul of southern Spain!


What is the ferry duration from Ceuta to Algeciras?

The duration of the trip is 1 to 1.5 hour and depends mostly on the carrier, vessel type (conventional or high-speed) and weather conditions.

What is the distance between Ceuta and Algeciras?

The distance between the port of Ceuta and the port of Algeciras is around 18 nautical miles (33 kilometers).

A step by step guide

A simple boat connection connects Ceuta, a Spanish city in North Africa and Algeciras on mainland Spain! Below is an overview of the stages involved:

Before the trip

  1. Choose your ferry company: Several ferry companies run the popular Ceuta-Algeciras route, with frequent departures
  2. Book your ferry tickets: Booking tickets in advance is strongly advised, particularly during peak season and on weekends. In addition, it is advisable to secure your ferry price from Ceuta to Algeciras since prices my increase
  3. Travel documents: Make sure you have all the essential travel paperwork for your trip.
    1. Prepare your passport or ID card: Depending on your country, you may be required to present a valid passport or ID card when traveling between Ceuta (Spain) and Algeciras
    2. Schengen Zone considerations: If you intend to go to other Schengen Zone countries after visiting Ceuta, make sure you obtain the requisite Schengen visa beforehand

Travel day

  1. Transportation to Ceuta ferry port: Depending on your location in Ceuta, you may require a cab or ridesharing service to reach the port (often Puerto de Ceuta)
  2. Ferry to Algeciras: Take the ferry to Algeciras and enjoy the short trip across the Strait of Gibraltar. The journey time is typically:
    1. Conventional ferry: 1 to 1.5 hours
    2. High-speed ferry: approximately 1 hour
  3. Arrival in Algeciras: Once at Algeciras Port, dismount and follow the signage or ask the port offices for transit alternatives inside Algeciras. Taxis and public buses are widely available

Bonus tips

  • Luggage allowance: Each boat operator has its own luggage limit. To prevent excessive luggage costs, study their rules before your travel
  • Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). Although certain stores in Ceuta may accept Moroccan Dirham (MAD), Euros are frequently accepted in both Ceuta and Algeciras. Both cities have several ATMs
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