Melilla to Almeria Ferry
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Getting the best price for your Melilla to Almeria ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Melilla to Almeria. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Melilla to Almeria route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Melilla to Almeria ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Melilla to Almeria is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Melilla, on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, was originally a Phoenician settlement and has throughout history seen Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Vandal and Carthaginian rule. Melilla was conquered by Spain in 1492 and has been under Spanish administration ever since; this is reflected in the city's typically Andalusian character. The port of Melilla has become an important port for trade and transportation between North Africa and Spain.
The fortified Melilla old town, Melilla la Vieja, is surrounded by defensive walls and has changed little since the 16th Century. Some other interesting sights to see in Melilla include the Plaza de España square, which is surrounded by important local buildings, and the Zoruah Synagogue. Melilla also has a variety of museums to visit, including the Museum of Archaeology and History and the Military History Museum. Melilla is approximately 14 kilometres north of Nador; Nador is accessible from Melilla by train.
This is a popular port for Moroccan nationals living throughout Western Europe to go home for the summer and catch up with friends and relatives. It's also more convenient for people travelling from Spain to Algeria than other ports on offer. The name Almeria comes from the Arabic Al-Mariyat, which means "The Mirror of the Sea". Almeria city itself is a pleasant and largely modern city and offers a relaxing holiday destination and has a wealth of history to offer. Almeria offers a good selection of art galleries, museums and shops.
17 Aug 2019Melilla to Almeria with Car
Cabin was new and clean, very slow trip, 8 hours, I am sure it can be done quicker. Bar was nice ...... It is just so expensive with a car and cabin. ..... Too much ...230.00 euros, i person and a car. Richard Dear
Review by RICHARD JAMES DEAR
28 Oct 2014Visa ran out on my UK car (Morocco)
Ferry is an old crate, cabin was clean but old, not many Spanish on board, mainly Moroccans travelling, they just lay about all over the boat, stairs, passageways... anywhere really, having massive picnics on the floor, and you have to step over them just to get by, really funny, but got on your goat after a while. Boat was a little late arriving in Almeria. Bar drinks and food were ok. Really expensive ticket for what it is. It got me from A to B, but it was not a great experience.
Review by Richard Dear
18 Oct 2013Getting my car from Saidia Morocco to Mainland Spain
Check in was easy and fast - the boat was very old and rusty, cabin was clean but very basic, food on board was very average, however the bars hot sandwiches were nice - manly Moroccan travellers "making camps all over the boat" heading from Morocco to mainland Europe. left at 13.00- arrived at 19.30 in Almeria - Expensive for what you got! Try Nador to Almeria .... however it got me from A to B !
Review by Richard Dear
18 Jul 2011Melilla to Almeria July 2011
Check in Q long - Boat very old and very very smelly. Cabins was ok ish but had a really bad smell. No resturant really. Boat was 40 mins late getting into Almeria, but we left Melilla on time. Once my car was parked on board, my car was damaged during loading in 3 places, door and both wheel arches dented and scraped :-( Paid over £300.00 for teh one way ticket! Rip off !! :-( I will use the Nador to Almeria route next time.
Review by Richard Dear
17 Dec 2010Acciona ferry crossing
Trip went well, although check-in was not very friendly. Value for money was excellent. I booked using your Find a Ferry iphone app which also worked well.
Review by Anon
Melilla to Almeria Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Melilla to Almeria? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Melilla to Almeria take?
The average journey time by ferry between Melilla to Almeria is 5 hrs 25 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Melilla to Almeria travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Melilla to Almeria is 3 hrs 30 min, with Balearia.
What time does the first ferry from Melilla to Almeria leave?
The first ferry from Melilla to Almeria leaves at 13:00 with Balearia. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Melilla to Almeria leave?
The last ferry from Melilla to Almeria leaves at 16:00 with Balearia. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Melilla to Almeria?
Ferries travelling from Melilla to Almeria are operated by Balearia and Trasmediterranea.
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If you're looking for the return journey, check out Almeria to Melilla.