Melilla: Orientation, Arrival and Transport

The old part of town, Melilla la Vieja, is to the northeast occupying a walled promontory on a tiny peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean. It is here that you should be heading if you’re waiting for a ferry as the port terminal is just immediately to the east.

The new town stretches out to the west, with Plaza de Espana its most animated part where everyone promenades up and down during the evening paseo. Most of the hotels, restaurants and bars are located in the grid of streets leading to the plaza.

Melilla Transport

Melilla City Transport

Bus #42 runs every 15 minutes between Plaza de Espana at the heart of town and the Moroccan border. You can also use the efficient local taxi service to get around Melilla or get to the border.

Transport to Morocco

To get to the border, catch bus #42 or #2 from Plaza de Espana to the Beni Enzar post on the Moroccan border. From the bus stop, it is 50 metres to the Spanish customs and 200 metres to the Moroccan ones.

On the Moroccan side of the border, bus #19 runs on an hourly basis to Nador. You can also charter a grand taxi by walking to the grand taxi lot some 100 metres to the roundabout.

Transport to mainland Spain

By Air

Melilla Airport is 3 kilometers southwest of town, or a 7 Euros ride into the city centre.

There are direct daily flights from Melilla to mainland Spain operated by Iberia: to Granada, Malaga, Madrid and Almeria.

By Ferry

The ferry terminal is only a 10 minute walk from Plaza de Espana, in the centre of Melilla.

Ferries and hydrofoil services run daily from Melilla to Malaga and Almeria, twice daily in the summer. They are operated by Trasmediterranea.

Melilla Tourist Office

The tourist office, Officina del Tourismo, is is at 21 Calle Fortuny, Palicio de Congresos y Exposiciones, near the Plaza de Toros or alternatively in the kiosk by the town hall. It is open daily Monday to Fridays from 8:00 – 14:30 & 16:30 – 20:30. Telephone: 956 675 444, website: Melilla Turismo