Freight ferries to Ghazaouet

The freight ferry port of Ghazaouet is up in the Algerian northwest and receives regular sailings from Almeria in southeast Spain. Freight ferries to Ghazaouet provide access to Tlemcen and also destinations in northern Morocco.

Ghazaouet has a fairly new port that comes with a decent amount of facilities for the tourist, including ATMs and some small shops and eateries. Freight ferries to Ghazaouet are with Trasmediterranea from Almeria in Spain and there are daily sailings that can be booked online.

You can also book by calling Trasmediterranea, although the ease of booking online, together with frequent promotions, is a much better bet. Sailing time from the port at Almeria to Ghazaouet is about seven hours (weather permitting) and although quite long, it is a better alternative for those heading direct to Tlemcen than crossing from Gibraltar to Ceuta in northern Morocco.

Freight ferries to Ghazaouet run year round and services most of the year are quite busy, so it is always best to book ahead online and especially during the summer months. The landing point in Ghazaouet is in Tlemcen Province, about 45 miles from Tlemcen and 60 miles from Oran.

Ghazaouet itself is a historical fishing port which goes back to time of the Romans and the Gauls and has good facilities for tourists. It is worth spending a bit of time here before heading onto Tlemcen or into Morocco, with some great seafood restaurants. In addition, freight ferries to Ghazaouet also puts you within reach of some nice beaches, including that of nearby Marsa ben M’hidi.

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