Algeciras is located in the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. Its strategic location near the Strait of Gibraltar -the point connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and the closest distance between Europe and the African continent- has historically boosted the importance of the port. It has always been an important maritime center, offering complete control of the Strait in strategic and commercial terms. The city proper is located on the western shore of the Bay of Algeciras, facing the Rock of Gibraltar, which dominates the eastern shore.
Algeciras is the natural link between Europe and Africa and has played a decisive role in the history of both continents since antiquity. Its location has made it one of the most important ports in Europe for both passengers and merchandise.
The Port of Algeciras is one of the largest ports in Europe and the world in three categories: container, cargo and transshipment. Is the leading port of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located right next to the city center and runs parallel to the seafront. It is a convenient spot to begin your ferry journey to the North African coast, as the Andalusian port provides daily crossings to the African coast.
You can find the main passenger terminal building at the port, which houses shipping line offices, shops, institutional offices, cafeteria, and embarkation lounges. As for the routes to Tanger, you have to head to the northern dock
You can access the port of Algeciras by car, bus, train or on foot.
The port of Algeciras is situated in the city center, so it is within walking distance from the Old Town and easily accessible through the central entrance -Paco de Lucia-
There are two accesses by car to the Port of Algeciras -North and South-. The most recommended if you are approaching Algeciras via the A7 highway is the North access, through which you can directly access the port without crossing the city. The Southern access is recommended if you are already inside the city or are accessing it from Tarifa.
The bus station is located 800 meters from the Port of Algeciras, just a 10-minute walk away. In addition, there is a taxi stop at the bus station to quickly get to the port.
The train station is next to the bus station. So, if you're planning to arrive at the port from the train station, the best choice is to walk for about 800 meters or take a taxi instead.
Due to our compliance with the security regulations of the ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) code, all passengers are required to proceed to the embarkation area at least two (2) hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the vessel.
Check-in Closing time: 30' before departure
Passengers with vehicles are required to proceed to the embarkation area at least three (3) hours prior to the vessel's scheduled departure. All passengers are required to present their boarding card and a valid passport or ID to the Vessel's authorized personnel.
The Company reserves the Company's rights to deny embarkation to any individual who, according to the best of Company's knowledge, does not appear to possess valid travel documents or fails to prove, beyond a doubt, his/her identity. In the event of a fine being imposed on the Company by the immigration office, the amount will be charged to the passenger who failed to provide the proper legal documents.