There are 5 ways to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar by bus, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus ALSA  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Algeciras

$23 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Torremolinos to Tarifa 903

$15 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Algeciras Portillo / ...

$16 - $24

Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Antequera-Santa Ana A / ...
  2. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Algeciras Ir / ...

$29 - $52

Fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Tangier (TNG) AGP - TNG

$42 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar is to bus which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar is to fly which costs 35€ - 270€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Strait of Gibraltar is 136 km.

The best way to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 19€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar is to bus which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 19€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 270€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Air Arabia Maroc offers flights from Malaga Airport to Tangier Airport.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar.
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  • Distance: 85 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Strait of Gibraltar?

ALSA operates a bus from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Strait of Gibraltar via Antequera-Santa Ana and Algeciras in around 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Malaga to Tangier
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Málaga to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Torremolinos to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
tgcomes.es

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