Almeria – a historic city, resort and major port in the south of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria was part of the Caliphate of Corodua and the Alcazaba Castle, second only to the Alhambra, has been preserved in the city. Almeria played an important role in the Spanish Civil War. There are many archaeological sites of ancient times near the city.
The ferries from Almeria go to the northern coast of Africa – to the Spanish exclave of Melilla and the Algerian ports of Oran and Ghazavet and the Moroccan Nador. The lines are served by Balearia and Tranamediterranania. Ferries to Melilla depart daily, travel time from 5 to 7 hours, and tickets start at 50 euros for a plane seat and from 180 euros for a cabin seat. Fare for a couple with a car will cost from 200 euros, Tranamediterrania residents Melilla offers a discount of about 50%.
To Morocco's Nador, before the pandemic, Balearia and Tranamediterranania ferries ran four times a week, the crossing takes 7.5 hours and the price of a ticket in a plane seat starts at 60 euros. The line is temporarily closed until further notice. A similar situation with the ports of Algeria, due to the pandemic, Spain's communication with African countries is limited.
The ferry port of Almeria is located near the city center, yet the access roads to the port are well developed. P&O Cruises Holland and America Line cruise ships sometimes visit the port. There are many tourist facilities and attractions near the port. There is a large parking lot on the grounds. From the airport of Almeria to the port is only 10 km, the trip takes no more than 15 minutes. From the international airport of Malaga to the port of Almeria is more than 200 km, the road along the picturesque coast will take 2-3 hours, including traffic.
While the pandemic is making significant changes to the ferry traffic between the European continent and Africa, you should book your tickets online and check the current restrictions. You can book your tickets on our website.
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