At its narrowest point, the Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Morocco by just 14.5 kilometers / 9 miles . Here, the African and European continents are so close that it’s actually possible to swim from one to the other.
Gibraltar is one such unique place on earth ! The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta ( Spain ) in Africa.
The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Spain and Morocco is 1,004 km= 624 miles. If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles ) from Spain to Morocco, It takes 1.11 hours to arrive.
The Tarifa Tangier ferry route connects Spain with Morocco and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The FRS service runs up to 12 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hour while the Inter Shipping service runs up to 6 times per day with a duration from 2 hours.
The strait connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco (and Europe from Africa). It’s about 10 miles across, but the strong current that flows in from the Atlantic almost always ensures you ‘ll end up swimming farther.
Strait of Gibraltar
A fixed crossing means a tunnel or bridge between Spain and Morocco at the narrowest point of the Mediterranean — the 15-mile-wide Strait of Gibraltar. At present the Mediterranean is crossed by ferries and ships linking European and African ports.
there are no ferries from Portugal , but from Spain: Algeciras – Tanger, Tarifa – Tanger, Algeciras – Ceuta, Malaga – Melilla, Almeria – Melilla/Nador.
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now. Petty crime is rampant here, especially against tourists.
Main Routes of Ferry From Spain to Morocco
|Tarifa – Tangier City||30 min – 1 hr||13 services per day|
|Algeciras – Tangier Med||1.5 hrs – 2.5 hrs||29 services per day|
|Algeciras – Ceuta||1 hr – 1.5 hrs||21 services per day|
|Gibraltar – Tangier Med||1.5 hrs||1 service per week|
|Malaga – Melilla||4 hrs||2 services per day|
The Melilla border fence forms part of the Morocco – Spain border in the city of Melilla, one of two Spanish cities in north Africa. Melilla’s border and its equivalent in Ceuta, also bordering Morocco , are the only two land borders between the European Union and an African country.
You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page. Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 90 days. Visit the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco website for the most current visa information.
The ferry crossing from Algeciras to Ceuta is operated by 3 companies, both of which take roughly 1 hour. The prices for the FRS, Trasmediterranea and Balearia sailings are roughly 35 euros for a foot passenger, but you can take a vehicle too.
The quickest way to get from Gibraltar to Morocco is to car ferry and drive which costs $65 – $310 and takes 5h 5m. 6 дней назад