There are 8 ways to get from Rabat to Melilla by train, car, car ferry, rideshare or plane

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Train, drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Fès
  2. Take the train from Fès to Taourirt
  3. Drive from Taourirt to Melilla

$34 - $61

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Train, carferry  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Gare Rabat Ville to Tangier
  2. Take the carferry from Tangier Med to Motril
  3. Take the carferry from Motril to Melilla

$381 - $976

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Rabat to Melilla 324.7 miles

$60 - $90

Grand Taxi, drive  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the Grand Taxi from Rabat to Tangier
  2. Take the Grand Taxi from Tangier to Saïdia
  3. Drive from Saïdia to Melilla

$43 - $81

Train to Casablanca, fly to Nador  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Nador (NDR) CMN - NDR

$135 - $437

Grand Taxi to Tangier, fly to Nador  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the Grand Taxi from Rabat to Tangier
  2. Fly from Tangier (TNG) to Nador (NDR) TNG - NDR

$168 - $463

Train to Casablanca, fly to Oujda, drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Oujda (OUD) CMN - OUD
  3. Drive from Oujda to Melilla

$139 - $286

Train to Casablanca, fly to Al Hoceima, drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Al Hoceima (AHU) CMN - AHU
  3. Drive from Al Hoceima to Melilla

$154 - $369

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rabat and Melilla is 384 km. The road distance is 519.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rabat to Melilla without a car is to train and carferry which takes 17 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to get from Rabat to Melilla, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Casablanca Airport to Nador Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Melilla is 1 h ahead of Rabat. It is currently 8:18 PM in Rabat and 9:18 PM in Melilla.

Yes, the driving distance between Rabat to Melilla is 519 km. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Rabat to Melilla.

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Air Arabia Maroc and Royal Air Maroc offer flights from Casablanca Airport to Nador Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Melilla. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rabat to Melilla.
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  • Distance: 239.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 22 min

What companies run services between Rabat, Morocco and Melilla, Spain?

There is no direct connection from Rabat to Melilla. However, you can take the train to Fès, take the train to Taourirt, then take the drive to Melilla. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Rabat to Melilla via Tangier, Tangier Ferry, Tangier Med, and Motril in around 17 h 47 min.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Casablanca to Nador
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Tangier to Nador
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Flights from Casablanca to Oujda
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Casablanca to Al Hoceima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Casablanca to Al Hoceima via Tetouan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Casablanca to Nador
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Tangier to Nador
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
Moroccan Railways (ONCF)
Email
ketary@oncf.ma
Website
oncf.ma
Train from Rabat Ville to Fès
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$9 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Fès to Taourirt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$10 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Gare Rabat Ville to Tangier
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$11 - $14
1st Class
$15 - $22
Train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$4 - $5
1st Class
$6 - $9
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier Med to Motril
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$339
Standard Car
$855
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Rabat to Tangier
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Tangier to Saïdia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
heymorocco.com

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