The Algeciras Tangier Med ferry route connects Spain with Morocco and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Balearia operate their crossing up to 8 times per day, Trasmediterranea 6 times per day, FRS 8 times per day & the Inter Shipping service is available up to 6 times per day.
There are a combined 28 sailings available per day on the Algeciras Tangier Med crossing between Spain and Morocco and with 4 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.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Algeciras Tangier Med route is a car and 2 passengers.
"What a horror trip"
The way there was more or less okay, the ferry was nice and calm but left over 1h 30 minutes late from the port in Algeciras. Apart from that, a parking is announced on the website without location or any further details. Also inside the port it is rather hard to navigate by car. The food on the ferry is good, the seating places are comfy and people in general are nice and helpful. It was our first trip and we didn't know anything about how this works or immigration forms. The signs in the terminal are non existent, there are no warnings or what so ever on the ferry stating that you require a stamp in your passport and no hand outs or anything stated on the website. We ended up leaving the ferry almost right before it left back to Spain waiting to get our stamp. The website states that Tanger Med is shortly outside the city, it is a 40 min Bus trip! The travel back to Spain was a terror, we had to wait 2 hours in the waiting queue for secutiry control, another 1h 30min outside the terminal until a Bus took us to the ferry. After another 1h 30 min waiting on the ferry we finally left. Instead of 1:30 am, we arrived in Algeciras at 6:30!!!!! Do take the ferry from Tarifa, DO NOT TAKE A FERRY FROM ALGECIRAS!!!!
'Anonymous' travelled Algeciras Tangier Med with TrasmediterraneaRead More Read Less
No matter if you bought the ticket for a particular day and a particular time with Balearia, Acciona, FRS or any other company. When you arrived to Tangier Med, neither schedule nor shipping companies are respected, everybody has to queue in the same single line to wait a ferry to board. Among customs formalities and waiting time took over three hours. After sailing, dock in Algeciras port (which is not the third world) two ferries almost at the same time and disembarked approximately 500 cars with 2,000 people on board, spanish authorities competent (or incompetent?) only habilite to enter the European Union four customs control, so it takes two hours to go through passport control. I do not think it can be organize an operation worst Crossing the Strait in worst way.
'Cesareo' travelled Algeciras Tangier Med with Balearia on AlhucemasRead More Read Less
"An example of bad service of the shipping company Acciona"
6 hours of delay, we were left there, and we didn't board the ferry devlas 19h 05 Acciona took more than 2 hours to show up. and only when contacted with the President of the Company Is there anyone giving more? Journey: Tanger Med Algeciras August 22, 2014
'Luis Valero Artola' travelled Algeciras Tangier Med with TrasmediterraneaRead More Read Less
"baleria - algeriras to tangier med"
1.ferry was delayed by an hour. 2.very little information was given by staff who didn't speak any English. 3.email sent by direct ferries was not accepted by staff who eventually issued a ticket!!
'Anonymous' travelled Algeciras Tangier Med with Balearia on AlhucemasRead More Read Less
Located on the Bay of Gibralta in Spain, the port city of Algeciras is located in the south of Spain and is mainly a transport hub and industrial city. The port plays an important role in the city's economy as it is the main embarkation point between Spain and Tangier as well as to other ports in Morocco and to the Canary Islands. The city is a large fishing industry and also exports many of its locally produced products, including cereals, tobacco and livestock. The city is quite popular with tourists although it can't be described as a particularly beautiful city although it does have a gritty charm and has managed to retain a real port atmosphere, perhaps unlike many other Spanish resorts.
The city's port is one of the largest in Europe and also in the world in three categories: transhipment, cargo and container, and is located around 20 km to the north east of Tarifa on the Rio de la Miel, the southernmost river on the Iberian Peninsular and on continental Europe. Visitors can also, from time to time, see whales and dolphins swim close to the port.
Tangier-Med is a cargo port located around 40 km to the east of the Moroccan city of Tangier and is one of the largest ports on the Mediterranean Sea and in Africa by capacity, and was opened in 2007. The second phase of construction in the port began in 2009 in order to cater for the growing demand of the port's services. As well as catering for cargo, Tangier-Med is also home to a new passenger terminal, which replaces the city of Tangier's port as the destination for ferries and passenger ships arriving from Europe. Located inside the terminal building you will fine a Bureau de Change, ATMs, and a small shop selling newspapers, book, cigarettes and snacks etc. There is also a café on the upper floor.
The history of Tangier is very rich, due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures starting from before the 5th century BC. Between the period of being a strategic Berber town and then a Phoenician trading centre to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was a refuge for many cultures. In 1923, Tangier was considered as having international status by foreign colonial powers, and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen.