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Ferry from Malaga to Melilla

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 11 weekly sailings between Malaga and Melilla. 2 ferry operators sail between Malaga to Melilla, these include Balearia & Naviera Armas. Malaga Melilla Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Malaga to Melilla Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Malaga to Melilla typically departs Malaga at about 08:00. The average sailing time of a Malaga Melilla ferry is approximately 6h 43m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 5h 59m.

Malaga Melilla Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Malaga Melilla ferries typically range between €134* and €550*. The average price is around €340*. The cheapest ferry prices from Malaga to Melilla start from €12*. The average price for a foot passenger is €135*. The average price for a car ferry is €359*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Malaga and Melilla?

The distance between Malaga to Melilla is approximately 142.2 miles (228.8km), or 123.5 nautical miles.

Is there a Malaga Melilla car ferry?

Yes, Balearia, Naviera Armas offer a car ferry from Malaga to Melilla. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Malaga and Melilla.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Malaga Melilla ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Malaga to Melilla with Balearia, Naviera Armas.

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Malaga - Melilla Route summary
Departure Country Spain
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 2
Operators Balearia & Naviera Armas
Average Price 432 €*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 11
Average Sailing Duration 6h 43m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 59m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 18:00
Distance 123 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Malaga to Melilla?

The approximate duration for ferries from Malaga to Melilla is 6h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Malaga to Melilla?

Malaga to Melilla is approximately 398 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Malaga to Melilla?

3 popular ferry companies travel from Malaga to Melilla. These ferry companies are
  • Trasmediterranea
  • Balearia
  • Naviera Armas

How can I book ferry tickets from Malaga to Melilla?

Book Malaga to Melilla tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Malaga to Melilla?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Malaga to Melilla with
  • Balearia
  • Naviera Armas

Can you take your car on the ferry from Malaga to Melilla?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Malaga to Melilla with the following operators
  • Balearia
  • Naviera Armas

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Malaga to Melilla?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Balearia

How far is Melilla from Malaga?

Malaga to Melilla is approximately 123 nautical miles distance apart.

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.

Malaga to Melilla Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Naviera Armas 14:00 21:00 7 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Balearia 15:00 22:00 7 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Balearia 17:00 23:00 6 hours Mon
Naviera Armas 17:30 00:30 7 hours Mon
Naviera Armas 18:00 00:30 6 hours 30 minutes Sun
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