Melilla Ferry Route Restarts

The ferry company, FRS, will reopen its Motril-Melilla service on the 5th of March, operating on Mondays, Fridays ad Sundays.

MOT FRS Melilla Ferry Tarifa JetThe company will be using its fast ferry, Tarifa Jet, which will make the crossing in four and a half hours.

FRS began operating this route in July 2018 but had to suspend the service in March 2020 when the Lockdown came into being, stopping all passenger traffic in and out of the country.

The car ferry can carry 777 passengers and 175 vehicles, even with special anti-Covid-19 measures in place.

The sailing schedule is as follows: leaving Melilla Fridays at 16.00h and Mondays at 07.30h. Motril departures are Fridays at 08.30h and Sundays at 18.30h.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  4 comments for “Melilla Ferry Route Restarts

  1. February 28, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Desiree: You, too! And Monday, as it is a bank holiday weekend 😉

  2. Desiree
    February 28, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Martin, thank you for the quick reply!
    Let’s wait indeed till the fifth, it could of course be a coincedence 😏
    Have a nice Sunday!

  3. February 28, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Desiree: I have just spoken with the ferry company, FRS, and the situation is that other than for a justified trip, you can’t take the ferry.

    In other words, unless you are a resident of Melilla returning home or your job entails going there, you cannot take the ferry; thus you can’t take a trip as a tourist. When the inter-provincial restrictions are lifted, that will be a different matter.

    It is interesting that the Junta said that it may be making changes on Wednesay the fifth and, at the same time, the ferry company announces that it will begin Motril-Melilla operations on the 5th, as well.

  4. Desiree
    February 28, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Hi, thank you for this info. Are passengers allowed on the ferry i.e. are we, as residents of Andalucia/province of Granada, allowed to travel to Melilla ( autonome city province) during the pandemic restrictions?

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