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Old 3 Aug 2008
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Cheapest Ferry from Spain to Cueta?

Hi folks

I'm looking for a website where I can book a ferry from Spain to Cueta for us and our vehicles - we've got 2 x bikes, 1 x Minivan and 1 x Lorry.

What sort of damage (£££'s) can we expect?

Many thanks for all the help

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There was a thread here about 9 months ago about very cheap tickets from Tarifa to Tangier (I think it was). You just turn up at a portacabin somewhere and you get expired tickets - sounded a bit dodgy but it worked for the poster and then others verified it worked for them also.

I cant remember it all but am sure you can find it with 'Search'

I know it is not exactly your intended landing point in Africa - but presumably you are intending to go beyond Cueta so within a day or two - what difference if it saves you money and that is important to you?
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Has anyone used the fabled Carlos?

Thanks for your response Tony.

There are a couple of reasons I was looking to go to Cueta instead of Tangier:
  • I've heard petrol/diesel is far cheaper in Cueta than it is in Northern Morocco, which is why I'm going there first before heading into Morocco.
  • Also, from what I've heard Cueta has a fraction of the hassle experienced in Tangier.
Can anyone verify this?

With regards the ferry to Cueta, I've managed to find this: (sorry, can't find the original post now, but I saved this snip)
I've just returned from a marathon six-week, 8200-mile trip to Morocco and beyond. In Western Sahara I met up with several British motorhome owners and they told me of a guy known as Carlos who organises cheap ferry tickets across the Straits of Gibraltar.

Apparently he is very well-known in the motorhome community and operates from an office close to Lidl and Carrefour in Algeciras (come off the E15 at junction 112). Motorhome owners sort their tickets with Carlos, then do their shopping and park overnight at Lidl before getting the morning ferry. One couple said their ferry this time from Algeciras to Ceuta was €100 return for motorhome and two passengers.
Can anyone corroborate this? Sounds almost too good to be true!
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Carlos found!


I have found the thread I remembered - and your clip came from-

Can't help further, but I am sure someone else can!
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Originally Posted by steve.lorimer View Post
  • Also, from what I've heard Cueta has a fraction of the hassle experienced in Tangier.
I debarked in Tangiers and crossed back to Spain from Ceuta the same day. I had to queue up for 1 hour to leave Tangiers harbor. I could have waited more but i bribed a guy to pass the cars (2 euros).

Crossing the border in Ceuta was easy and quick. Embarking fast too. 50 Euros for me and the bike.
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