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Ferries between Tangier and Barcelona (also Genoa)

Another question for our gurus;

Can I ride up and get a ticket or have to prebook?
What type of time to sailing does one need to be at ferry office to get that days ticket?

I expect prebooking to be cheaper

Outward leg, I am taking the Tangier-Barcelona ferry
Return leg - Genoa-Tangier

I have checked the timetable on directferries.co.uk so have the sailing days and time.

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Hi,

You can just go and by the ticket there. Specialy for the fast farry but also to genua i allways got my tickets a few hours before departure. I think they where leaving once a week...dont remember...i think tursday towards Genua or so then i took about two days + delay

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Last time we went the Barcelona was full several days before departure, but that was going from Barca. It is very popular, so I would recommend prebook.
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When we were looking the costs varied for our 4x4 between £400 and twice that, single. They'd go up, down, sit still for a while, no pattern it seemed. We did end up paying a cheap rate, but we were fairly flexible and jumped when a cheap price came up.

It was also better to book direct rather than through Direct Ferries since £10 cancellation insurance was then available.

Bad weather on the Med meant it turned up in Barcelona about 8 hours late, so also arrived late in Tangier at about 11pm just as the insurance booth, money changers etc were all shutting up shop, and driving to the planned 1st stop would be in the dark.

I also thought there was only one company, one boat? So I didn't know there was a "fast ferry" choice?

Finding the correct unsignposted dock was interesting too

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Finding the correct unsignposted dock was interesting too
Farrys are not leaving from Tanger anymore but from Ksar Es Seghir GPS N35°52'44" W05°30'30"

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Good info

Arrived Bobo Dioulasso today. Will prebook ferry when I enter Morocco and have firmer timing for departure to Spain

ta-rider, thanks for GPS co-ord. Saving on my GPS now
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Farrys are not leaving from Tanger anymore but from Ksar Es Seghir GPS N35°52'44" W05°30'30"

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Sorry, I was thinking the wrong way round and meant in Barcelona my mistake
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Thanks all

Am in Barcelona now

I took the autoroute into Tangiers, and followed the sign(s) that says - Tangier Med Port.


Got to the port and was able to get a ferry ticket same day to Barcelona (I arrived 1230 for the advertised 1600 ferry). I had to buy a ticket from the main? ticket office though at 200 Euro for a 4 berth cabin plus my bike.
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