• Sarah

Morocco to Spain, Sunday 4th June


  1. Hotel Continental to Tangier Ville Port (Morocco)

  2. to Tarifa Port (Spain)

  3. to Algeciras Train Station

  4. to Ronda Train Station

  5. to Ronda Apartment

Tangier to Ronda

1 - Getting from the hotel to the port

  • It is a short walk from the hotel to the port, down some steps in front of the hotel and across a carpark

  • It should only take 5 minutes and is all downhill or flat

2 - The ferry trip

  • FRS operate a ferry from the port near our hotel to Tarifa Port in Spain

  • the distance is approx 32kms and the journey takes 1 hour

  • Spain is 2 hours ahead in summertime, which is why it looks below like the journey takes 3 hours instead of 1 hour

  • We will need to pass through Passport Control to exit Morocco and it is recommended to allow at least 45 minutes for this

  • On-board the ferry there is a cafe & duty free shop

  • The only cash currency accepted on-board is Euro (credit cards are also accepted)

  • Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line but are non-changeable.

  • They are then exchanged for a boarding pass at the ferry terminal, before passport control

  • Tickets cost approx $50-60 AUD per person

3 - From Tarifa port to Algeciras Train Station (Bus and Taxi)

  • FRS offer a free shuttle bus that meets the arriving ferries and transfers passengers to the Algeciras port

  • The 22km drive to Algeciras takes just 30 minutes, travelling through pretty hills and past many wind turbines.

  • It drops off at Estacion Maritima (Algeciras Port) which is a 3-4 minute taxi ride from the Algeciras train station

Ferries from Morocco to Spain often run an hour or two late so it is not recommended to have a tight train connection between the Ferry and Train

  • The town of Algeciras is located just across the bay from Gibraltar, so if we do get in on time we could get a taxi to take us over to the Rock of Gibraltar for a look-see before it drops us at the train station

4 - Train from Algeciras to Ronda

  • The train trip from Algeciras-Ronda takes approx 1 hour 30 mins

  • The most practical options look to be 3.03pm or 3.30pm

  • Tickets should be purchased in advance - can be done 8-12 weeks beforehand.

  • The schedule for June 4th hasn't been released yet but based on the next few months the LAST train of the day is at 3.30pm

5 - Ronda train station to our apartment

  • Assuming there are taxi's waiting at the station this should be fairly straightforward, as it is only 1.2kms.

  • the only issue may be fitting everyone plus luggage into the cab if they don't have large ones, but 2 trips wouldn't break the budget

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