How to Get To Tangier?

Largely, that depends on where you’ll depart from, but since most tourists visit Tangier from either south of Spain, Gibraltar, or from other Moroccan cities like Fez, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and Casablanca, we will be limited here to these cases only

Reach Tangier By Ferry

In fact, Tangier is a port city that sets at the western entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar. Actually, it’s got two ports; Tanger Ville Port, near the city center, and Tanger MED Port, 48 km/30 miles away from the city center.

Whereas on the opposite shore of the strait, there are four ports from which you can take your ferry: Tarifa, Algeciras, Gibraltar, and Motril.

Many ferry companies are operating year-round fast ferry sailings across the Strait of Gibraltar, although only one covers all the lines.

Cruiseship terminal in Tangier

Tarifa → Tanger Ville Port (1h Crossing)

Algeciras → Tanger MED Port (1h30min Crossing)

Gibraltar → Tanger MED Port (1h30min Crossing)

Motril → Tanger MED Port (8h Crossing)

During some periods of the year, Spain becomes 1-2 hours ahead of Morocco, and that’s not always reflected on the ferry companies’ websites. Quite often, the websites show the wrong arrival times, so please check the time difference here and do the math.

Weather Forecast in the Straits of Gibraltar