Malaga to Melilla Ferry

The Malaga Melilla ferry route connects Spain with Spain and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Balearia operate their crossing up to 6 times per week, Trasmediterranea 5 times per week & the Naviera Armas service is available up to 6 times per week.

There are a combined 17 sailings available per week on the Malaga Melilla crossing between Spain and Spain and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Malaga - Melilla Ferry Operators

  • Balearia
  • Trasmediterranea
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 6 hr 30 min
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  • Naviera Armas

Malaga Melilla Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Malaga Melilla route is a car and 2 passengers.

Malaga Melilla Ferry reviews

  • "Great service."

    The welcoming, smiling staff on the overnight trip made it a very positive experience. Liked the welcome drink too!

    'Anne' travelled Malaga Melilla with Balearia

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  • "We have travelled many times on this ferry!"

    As a family of 5 we love to travel. We have used this ferry several times and on our last trip (18th August) we were disappointed to encounter an unpleasant experience in the coffee shop. When we first arrived the manager of the coffee shop started yelling at us and several other costumers about not eating within this area on the ferry. I was shocked as our family were not eating at all. We were moving some clothes from one bag to another. We told him that we were not eating. Later on on our trip we returned to the coffee area to purchase coffee. My partner again had issues with the same man - who pursumed that we could not speak Spanish and started calling us both names in Spanish! My partner can speak several languages so we were taken back. The whole incident was very disturbing and we could not believe it. My partner had asked for a cup and saucer for his coffee and this turned into a big drama. His coffee was thrown on the table at him and he yelled the price. The guy then proceeded to give me dirty looks - calling us"shits" in Spanish. I'm a teacher from Northern Ireland who blogs regularly I was very unhappy and disturbed by this experience. Looking forward to your reply , Deborah White.

    'Nour-din' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Ciudad Autonoma Melilla

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  • "Easy to use. Comfortable ride"

    Bring your own food

    'Sarah' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Ciudad Autonoma Melilla

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  • "Fantastic ride"

    Quite a bang for your buck!! Would def do it again, simple and easy! Woke up at 2am thought we were still docked because I never felt the boat leave port!

    'Marisa' travelled Malaga Melilla with Trasmediterranea on Ciudad Autonoma Melilla

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Malaga Guide

The Spanish city of Malaga is located in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, and is on the Costa del Sol (the Coast of the Sun). The city lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is around 100 km to the east of the Strait of Gibralta and around 130 km from the coast of north Africa Many tourists are drawn to the city, and its surrounding area, because of its subtropical climate which is characterised by hot and sunny summers and mild winters. The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, and so was the Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabriol and actor Antonio Banderas. The city is home to a number of monuments including the Alcazeba Arab citadel and is also home to the religious processions which form part of Malaga's Easter Week of celebrations, which have been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest.

Other historic monuments in the city include the Baroque Cathedral which is commonly known as La Manquita (One Armed Woman) and the recently restored Roman Theatre. Located high on a hill above the city is the parador which is located in the Gibralfaro Castle. It is a great place to stay or simply to have a leisurely lunch, with its fantastic views over Malaga and out across the port to see.

Malaga Ferry Port is situated adjacent to the old city of Malaga. Ferry services from the port operate to Melilla.

Melilla Guide

The Spanish administered city of Melilla is located on the north west coast of Africa, and shares a border with Morocco and is separated from the Spanish province of Grenada and Almeria by the Alboran Sea. Also located close to the city is the Moroccan settlement of Beni Ansar, which is to the south, and is the nearest Moroccan city is Nador. Like the city of Ceuta, Melilla used to be a free port before Spain joined the European Union and in 2011 the population stood at just under 80,000 which is made up of Spaniards, ethnic Riffian Berbers and a small number of ethnic Spanish Jews. The two most spoken languages in the city are Spanish and Riffian-Berber although the only official language is Spanish.

From Melilla's port there are several daily connections to Almeria and Malaga in Spain. Many people travelling between Europe and Morocco use the ferry links to Melilla, both for passengers and for freight.