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Algeciras-Tangier ferry

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Algeciras-Tangier ferry

I'm planning on taking the ferry from Algeciras to Tangier in the summer. Can anyone recommend which company/website to use to book my tickets in advance please?

Thanks

Oswestry, United...
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1. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

Ekes,

It is years since I have been to Tangier. This is all I know.

http://www.frs.es/

http://www.directferries.co.uk/

Best wishes.

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2. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

You can take a ferry from Algeciras to Tangier and Ceuta. You can also take a ferry from Tarifa to Tangier.

The ferry operator FRS as mentioned above has been operating the Tarifa to Tangier ferry for some years It is apparently being joined by a Moroccan company who have existing ferry links with Algeciras this year: COMARIT

http://www.comarit.com

FRS offer a bus link from outside the Algeciras ferry terminal building. Inside the Terminal find the FRS desk and you can buy a ticket from their desk or make enquiries.

Alternative major ferry operator is ACCIONA Trasmediteranea http://www.trasmediterranea.es

and you can find times etc and book using their web site.

There is another ferry company but those are the main ones.

The slow ferry taking cars can take up to 2 1/2 hours or you can look for the fast catamaran type that takes about one hour and something. Tarifa to Tangier is the shortest sea crossing.

It may be too early for some bookings. Bear in mind the ‘Paso del Estrecho’ - the annual mass crossing by Moroccans going home during the summer.

typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_21…

Edited: 1:02 pm, February 15, 2010
London
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3. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

Thanks both - much appreciated.

We're planning on travelling in the first week of August, so I don't think the ferry tickets will be available yet.

Will the ‘Paso del Estrecho’ still be an issue in August, or does that generally take place earlier in the year?

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4. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

I think that the main Paso is normally in July. According to that report from last year, "Peak periods are the weekends of July 25 and 26 and August 1 and 2" so I figure that it will be 24th/25th July and 31st July/1st August this year.

I don't know what impact Ramadan has for travel but it starts around the 11th August. I think that the end of Ramadan is an important holiday so that would be mid Sept.

Atlanta USA
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5. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

Thank you so much for the info. Is it necessary to reserve ferry seats in advance?

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6. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

You have a large selection of ferries and if in no particular rush such as to get to a train at Tangier then normally you can arrive at the ferry departure hall and buy a passenger ticket immediately. I have never taken a ferry at the peak times of crossing as mentioned above.

If going by car then it is sensible to decide on the best route beforehand and try to make a reservation - in my opinion. You then can drive straight to the correct queue.

Atlanta USA
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7. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

Thank you so much, this is a really nice forum. It has been

very helpful...

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8. Re: Algeciras-Tangier ferry

Hi my sister and I are hoping just to do a day trip on or about March 31st .I have tried both Ferry Comp you have suggested one which has an English site has all the dates blocked so I guess they are not taking bookings on line for thoses dates,the other does not have an English web site but from my very limited Spanish appear to be sailing .The fast ferry is what we are interested in ,also any recommendations on must see in Tangier on such a short visit to get a flavour of the city.Many Thanks

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