Ferry from Malaga to Melilla


Melilla's highlights provide a remarkable combination of Spanish and Moroccan culture. Book your ferry from Malaga to Melilla and have a memorable vacation!

Malaga, where flaming flamenco meets sun-soaked beaches! Join the mesmerizing vitality of this Andalusian treasure. Explore the magnificent Malaga Cathedral, a marvel of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Stroll through picturesque plazas, sample tasty tapas and enjoy the active nightlife. Beyond the city boundaries, relax on lovely beaches or take exhilarating climbs in the neighboring highlands. Malaga entices with its rich history, cultural attractions and limitless sunlight.

Discover Melilla, a secret treasure surrounded by North African mysticism! Within the guarded walls of the historic Old Town, you'll discover a fascinating combination of Spanish and Moroccan civilizations. Explore bustling spice markets full with unique delights, then relax on gorgeous beaches lapped by the dazzling Mediterranean. Melilla is a one-of-a-kind adventure city where tapas and tagines collide, flamenco and belly dance coexist and history whispers around every corner.

Book your ferry from Malaga to Mellila today and be enchanted by the enchantment of Melilla!

What is the ferry duration from Malaga to Melilla?

The duration of the journey is between 6 and 7 hours, depending on each ferry operator, vessel and weather conditions.

What is the distance between Malaga and Melilla?

The distance between the port of Malaga and the port of Melilla (Puerto de Melilla) is around 123 nautical miles (228 kilometers).

Malaga Melilla ferry booking step by step

Melilla, a unique Spanish enclave in Morocco, awaits you! Here's a breakdown of the processes needed in taking the ship from Malaga, Spain:

Before the journey

  1. Choose your ferry company: The Malaga to Melilla route is operated by two major ferry companies
  2. Book your ferry tickets: Booking tickets in advance is highly advised, particularly during peak season and on weekends
  3. Prepare travel documents:
    1. Valid passport: Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your trip date and contains blank pages for entry stamps. Visa requirements differ according on your nationality. For the most up-to-date visa information, contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Some nationalities may be eligible for visas on arrival in Melilla
    2. Schengen Zone considerations: If you want to go to the Schengen Zone after visiting Melilla, be sure you have the requisite Schengen visa

Important note: While Melilla is a Spanish territory, due to its location in North Africa, some entrance procedures may apply.

Travel day

  • Transportation to Malaga ferry port: Depending on your location in Malaga, you may require a taxi, bus, or rideshare service to reach the Malaga ferry port. Consider the time it will take to get at the port. For further details, please visit Malaga public transportation 
  • Ferry to Melilla: Board the ferry to Melilla and enjoy the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. The journey duration normally ranges from 6 to 7 hours
  • Arrival in Melilla: Once at Melilla Port, do any necessary border formalities (depending on your nationality)

Bonus tips

  • Luggage allowance: Each boat operator has its own luggage limit. To prevent excessive luggage costs, study their rules before your travel
  • Euro (EUR) is Spain's currency. While certain stores in Melilla may accept Euros, you should bring some Moroccan Dirham (MAD) for a wider choice of transactions. Melilla has ATMs
  • Motion sickness: If you are prone to seasickness, think about taking medicine or natural cures ahead of time
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