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Air

Air Nostrum (www.airnostrum.com) offers four flights a day between Melilla and Málaga, nine daily flights to Madrid (two via Barcelona) as well as four a week to Almería and Madrid. Air Europa (www.aireuropa.com) has two flights a day to Malaga. The airport is a 10-minute (€6) taxi ride from the town.

Ferry

Trasmediterránea, part of Acciona, sails from Melilla daily to Málaga and Almería. Both voyages take six to eight hours depending on the schedule. Fares start at €35 for foot passengers.

Tickets for ferries to Spain are available at the estación marítima or Melisur.

Border Crossing

To get to the border, you’ll need to either take a taxi (€7) or catch local bus 2 (marked ‘Aforos’), which runs between Plaza de España and the Beni Enzar border post (€0.85, every 30 minutes from 7.30am to 11pm). The bus drops you 50m from the Spanish border control. From here it's a 200m walk to the Moroccan border.

Before entering Morocco, fill in a white form and get your passport stamped at the booth. Touts may try to sell you a form for €1, but they're free at the booths (get one before you start queueing). If you’re driving into Morocco, remember to retain the green customs slip, which you must present when you (and your vehicle) leave the country. Large queues of vehicles entering Morocco are frequent and time-consuming; procedures for foot passengers are quick and easy.

On the Moroccan side of the border, grands taxis (Dh6, 15 minutes) to Nador are tucked away in a car park to the right of the crossroad – a 100m walk from the border.

When entering Melilla from Morocco, fill in a white form and get your passport stamped. Some nationalities require visas to enter Spain: if they don’t stop you here, they will when you try to move on to the mainland. Bus 42 goes to Plaza de España (€0.85).