Algeciras – a city and the largest southern Spanish port – located on the Mediterranean coast at the entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar. Only 50 km separate Algeciras from the Spanish exclave of Ceuta on the African coast. Ancient Algeciras preserves monuments from the Arab rule and the Reconquista.
Ferry services from Algeciras go to the African coast to Ceuta and the Moroccan Tangier-Med. Transfers are operated by Tranamediterrania, Balearia and FRS Iberia. There are up to 17 flights a day to Ceuta, 2 flights a week to Tanger-Med before the pandemic, now the service is temporarily suspended. Travel time to Ceuta varies from one hour to 1.5 hours and depends on the type of ferry – high-speed trimarans Tranamediterranía are faster.
The price of a ticket to Ceuta starts at 31 euros, a couple with a car will spend on the crossing from 85 euros, residents of Ceuta get discounts of more than 50%. Passengers on the ferries are seated in airplane-type seats. There are bars and kiosks on board the ferries. More budget fares are offered by Balearia, especially for cars.
All companies offer related services – hotel reservations, etc. and discount systems. Ticket prices depend on the season and time of booking.
The port of Algeciras is one of the top 10 European ports. The port can be accessed from the airports of Málaga (130km) or Seville – about 200km and close to the port there is a railway station.
The ferry terminal is located in the center of the port between the two container terminals. It is possible to enter the terminal from the motorway through the Maersk container terminal and from Carmen Avenue – practically from the center of Algeciras. Along the avenue and in the port area there are several huge parking lots, restaurants, hotels and stores. The tourist infrastructure of the port is well developed, there is an information desk for tourists and ticket offices, but it is better to buy tickets in advance online on our website. *** Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) ***
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