The Almeria Nador ferry route connects Spain with Morocco and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Balearia operate their crossing up to 12 times per week, Trasmediterranea 3 times per day & the Naviera Armas service is available up to 3 times per week.
There are a combined 36 sailings available per week on the Almeria Nador crossing between Spain and Morocco and with 3 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 Almeria Nador route is a car and 2 passengers.
The city of Almeria is located in the Andalusia region of Spain. The city lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the south east of Spain and is also the capital of the Almeria province. The city is popular with tourists and there are many things to see and do. The Alcazaba is a medieval fortress that was originally built in the 10th century, although it was subsequently destroyed by an earthquake in the 16th century. The fortress has large gardens, a well preserved keep and a triple line of walls. The city also has a Cathedral which resembles a fortress due to its towers, merlons and protected paths which were created to protect it from Mediterranean pirates. The cathedral was converted from a mosque to a Christian church before also being destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. The cathedral was subsequently rebuilt in the Renaissance style whilst retaining some of its defensive features.
The city's port provides passengers with ferry connections to Melilla, Algeria and Morocco. Mediterranean cruises also depart from the port. The port also has a marina which is popular with pleasure boats. The port is currently undergoing a period of expansion with new docks intended to increase the port's freight traffic.
Nador is a Moroccan city that is located in the Rif region of north east Morocco with the city's port lying on the Bhar Amezzyan Lagoon. It is believed Nador was founded by the Berber Civilisation, and then later ruled by the Phoenicians, the Romans and then the Arabs. It is not certain where the city derives its name. Some think the name of the city may have originated from the name ‘Has Nador’ which is a small settlement near the lagoon. Others, however, think it may have originated from the Arabic word “nadar’ which means sight and that matches more as Nador is a strategic point of observation with Spain. Either way, the city has been popular with most of the Moroccan Kings, King Omar ibn Idriss II in particular and the Almoravide King Youssef ibn Tachfin.
Nador was known as a centre of smuggling cheap Spanish and Chinese duty-free goods. Currently the smuggling has declined but takes place and seems to competes with a smuggling route from Algeria. Many used consumer goods from Europe and China also find their way to Morocco and Africa via Melilla and Nador, both legally and illegally.
Ferry services from Nador depart to Almeria and Motril in Spain and Sete in France.