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Ferries from Tarifa to Tangier (and return)

tangierThe Tangier to Tarifa ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.
The shortest ferry route between Spain and Morocco is Tarifa to Tangier. Although when you plan to get from Spain to Marocco there are plenty of plane and ferry routes to choose from and the ferries from Algeciras to Tangier are a very good choice as well, if your traveling plans take you to Tarifa, it’s a shame not to explore this option even if you only spend couple of hours in Tangier.
You can even plan to spend a day in Tarifa. The old town is charming and there are plenty of things to do. Plus you can always relax on the beach, as well.
When going to Morocco by ferry, make sure to have your passport with you. If you are from EU, UK or US you don’t need a visa but the passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the day of departure. If you come from a EU country and want to take the car with you in Morocco, the green card is valid and accepted.

How long does it take to get from Tarifa to Tangier?

According to the ferry company operating on this route “in the best conditions”, it’s possible to get from Tarifa to Tangier in only 35 min on a high speed ferry. Otherwise it can take up to 1h 45 min.

Is there a high speed ferry between Tarifa and Tangier?


How much does it cost to get from Tarifa to Tangier by ferry?

The one way fare for an adult is €37. A RT journey costs €60.60 for an adult. Tickets can be booked with open return date.

How many ferries per day depart from Tarifa to Tangier ?

There are 8 departures per day, starting at 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Ferries depart every two hours.
>> the schedule can be found here

Are there any overnight journeys between Tarifa and Tangier ?


How about the ferries from Tangier to Tarifa ?

There are also 8 departures per day, from Tangier to Tarifa. The first ferry departs at 8 a.m. (local time) and the last one at 10 p.m. Ferries depart every two hours.

Where can I buy tickets from?

Tickets can be bought from online booking sites, from the ferry company’s website or directly from the port.
Search here for ferries:

Other related information:

>> Going from Madrid to Algeciras or Tangier
>> Ferries from Algeciras to Ceuta
>> Ferries from Gibraltar to Tangier
>> Ferries from Almeria to Melilla
>> Ferries from Barcelona to Tangier
>> Ferries from Almeria to Nador
>> Ferries from Malaga to Melilla
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