Getting to Morocco from Malaga
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 4, 2013 10:02 AM Last Post By: anillos_de_satu...
Feb 3, 2013 6:00 PM
Feb 3, 2013 6:22 PM
The above is for train schedules.
the above is for buses.
What you might not be aware of is that you can take a ferry directly from Malaga to Melilla (Spain in Africa, completely Spanish feel and completely in Africa). From there, walk past the border and about 300 meters down you can catch a Moroccan train that will get you to Casa.
https://ssl.directferries.com/ferry/secure/multi_price_detail.aspx?stdc=DF10&grid=0&rfid=367&psgr=1&curr=2&retn=False is one source of info for ferries.
Feb 4, 2013 1:27 AM
2Hi I ve travelled to Morocco many times that way - they have moved the port at Tangier down to 'Tanger med' but even still the ferry that goes from Tarifa which still goes to Tangier proper is still in a way the best ferry to go over by - its a fast ferry that takes only about 40 minutes and Tarifa is an interesting place to visit as well. Ferrries go over every 2 hours.
Anyway back to getting from Malaga - yes when you arrive at the airport there is a timetable of buses that go direct from Malaga airport down to Marbella which is half way toAlgeciras - if you have missed one as they are not very frequent then simply catch a bus into the bus station from the airport and then at the bus station look for the counter that sells bus tickets to Algeciras...its only about 10 euro but you can only buy a ticket from the appropriate bus counter...
if you catch a bus from the airport straight to Marbella (you can buy tickets from the bus driver) then where the bus stops at Marbella bus station it is the same bus that comes from Malaga bus station that you are going to catch from Marbella down to Algeciras.
Now unless theyve have changed it as often happens - when the bus arrives at Algeciras it either will be the terminal that is on the main road at the entrance of the Algeciras ferry terminals. from here you can either decide to go into the ferry terminal and buy a 1 and hour or 2 and half hour ferry (as thats the fast and slow ferry options of the big slower ferry version!) to Tanger med and then you catch a bus from Tanger med about half an hour into Tanger proper.
If it has stopped at the bus terminal outside the entrance to the ferry terminal and have decided to go to Gibraltar for a visit or to Tarifa to catch the fast ferry over to Tanger then a walk to Algeciras bus station is about 10 minutes walk away .
If the bus from Malaga or Marbella has stopped at Algeciras bus station then from here you can catch a bus to Gibraltar - actually La Linea which is the Spanish name for the terminal across the border from Gibraltar - then its a 10 minute walk to the border and then another 10 minute walk into Gib or catch a bus.
Or from Algeciras bus station you can take a bus to Tarifa - I had to ask people where to get off as it didnt actually stop at the ferry terminal but hopefully that has been changed as thats half the reason people catch the bus to Tarifa! its worth going to Tarifa for a visit and then the ferry crossing is so much quicker plus you save the bus trip from the new port into Tanger. The fortress is worth a visit and nice beach.
It might sound complicated but its not really - ive included info for back up plans as in Spain its usually a case of anything could have happened...
The ferry over to Mellila takes a long time and then the time that it takes to catch a train out of the place its much faster to go down to Algeciras.
Feb 4, 2013 10:02 AM
3Is there a bus or train that goes from Malaga to Algeciras?
There aren't trains from Málaga to Algeciras but there are buses. Take a look at the web of the bus company to look for schedules and fares (and to purchase your tickets, if you want).
If you want to take the ferry from Tarifa to Tanger (as kiwibabe said in #2, it could be a good idea), you can take a bus from Málaga to Tarifa (same bus company than from Málaga to Algeciras).
If you want to visit Gibraltar firstly, you can take a bus from Málaga to la Línea de la Concepción (aka a Línea); on the Spanish side of the border. The bus company is the same than the bus company to Algeciras (Be aware la Línea is listed in the web of the bus company as Línea de la Concepción, La). Kiwibabe provided you the details in order to go from la Línea to Gibraltar.
If after visiting Gibraltar you want to go to Tarifa to take the ferry, you can take a bus from la Línea to Tarifa (Bus company: TGComes). If you prefer to take the ferry out of Algeciras, you can consult the schedule of buses from la Línea to Algeciras on this web. BTW, some days there's a ferry from Gibraltar to Tanger MED port. Take a look at the web of the ferry company to look for schedules and fares.
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