Oran ferry port in Algeria is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Almeria & Marseille available. With a selection of up to 3 Sailings Weekly, the port of Oran connects Algeria with Spain & France.
Sailing durations range from 8 hours on the Almeria service to 27 hours on the Marseille service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Oran fare search.
Oran is a city in northwest Algeria, situated on the Mediterranean Sea coast.
Oran was founded in the 10th century by Moorish Andalusian traders, but was captured by the Spanish under Cardinal Cisneros in 1509. Spanish sovereignty lasted until 1708, when the city was conquered by the Ottomans. Spain returned in 1732 taking the city over again. However, its value as trade post had decreased very much and the king Charles IV sold the city to the Turkish. Ottoman rule lasted until 1831, when it fell to the French. Before the Algerian War of Independence, Oran had one of the highest proportion of European population than any other town in North Africa. Therefore, after the end of the war and the resulting exodus of Europeans and Jews to France, Oran lost about half its population.
Today, Oran is a major port and a commercial centre, and has a university.