Morocco to Spain, Sunday 4th June
Hotel Continental to Tangier Ville Port (Morocco)
to Tarifa Port (Spain)
to Algeciras Train Station
to Ronda Train Station
to Ronda Apartment
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