Malaga to Melilla Ferry

The Malaga Melilla ferry route connects Spain with Spain and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Balearia service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 4 hours 30 minutes while the Trasmediterranea service runs up to 8 times per week with a duration from 5 hr 30 min.

So that’s a combined 10 sailings on offer per week on the Malaga Melilla route between Spain and Spain. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Malaga to Melilla Ferry Alternatives

Malaga - Melilla Ferry Operators

  • Balearia
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 30 min
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  • Trasmediterranea
    • 8 Sailings Weekly 5 hr 30 min
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Malaga Melilla Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Malaga Melilla route is a car and 2 passengers.

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.