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There are 6 ways to get from Tangier to Melilla by plane, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 34m

  1. Fly from Tangier (TNG) to Nador (NDR) TNG - NDR

$160 - $437

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Tanger to Nador

$16 - $27

4 alternative options

Car ferry  •  12h

  1. Take the car ferry from Tangier Med to Motril
  2. Take the car ferry from Motril to Nador

$375 - $914

Car ferry via Melilla  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Tangier Med to Motril
  2. Take the car ferry from Motril to Melilla

$375 - $914

Bus, car ferry  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Tanger to Malaga
  2. Take the car ferry from Málaga to Melilla

$142 - $384

Drive  •  6h 15m

  1. Drive from Tangier to Melilla 255.3 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Tangier to Melilla is to bus which costs MAD 150 - MAD 260 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Tangier to Melilla is to fly which costs MAD 1,500 - MAD 4,200 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Tangier to Melilla. However, there are services departing from Tangier Med and arriving at Nador via Motril. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h.

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The distance between Tangier and Melilla is 264 km. The road distance is 408.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tangier to Melilla without a car is to car ferry which takes 12h and costs MAD 3,500 - MAD 9,000.

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It takes approximately 1h 34m to get from Tangier to Melilla, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tangier to Melilla is to fly which takes 1h 34m and costs MAD 1,500 - MAD 4,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs MAD 150 - MAD 260 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Tangier Airport to Nador Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Melilla is 1h ahead of Tangier. It is currently 12:55 AM in Tangier and 1:55 AM in Melilla.

Yes, the driving distance between Tangier to Melilla is 409 km. It takes approximately 6h 15m to drive from Tangier to Melilla.

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Map of how to get from Tangier to Melilla.
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  • Distance: 165.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 34m

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

Air Arabia Maroc and Royal Air Maroc fly from Tangier to Melilla 5 times a week. Alternatively, CTM operates a bus from Tangier to Melilla twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Tangier to Nador
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Tangier to Nador
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tanger to Malaga
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
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
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$340
Standard Car
$860
Naviera Armas
Phone
+34 (0) 902 456 500
Website
navieraarmas.com
Car ferry from Motril to Nador
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
navieraarmas.com
Car ferry from Motril to Melilla
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
navieraarmas.com
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Phone
+34 (0) 917369957
Website
trasmediterranea.es
Car ferry from Málaga to Melilla
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Schedules at
trasmediterranea.es
Seat
$47
Cabin
$142
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Málaga to Melilla
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Schedules at
balearia.com
Cabin
$150 - $210
Seating
$60 - $75
Balearia
$55 - $80
Lobby Bar
$60 - $85

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

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There are 32+ hotels available in Melilla. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tangier to Tangier Airport is to taxi which takes 14m and costs MAD 150 - MAD 180.

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