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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Tarifa by train, bus, ferry, car ferry, car 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.

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Train, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Bahia-Sur A
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tarifa

$153 - $210

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Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Jerez (XRY) BCN - XRY
  2. Take the train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to San Fernando - Bahía Sur
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tarifa

$44 - $271

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Train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Antequera-Santa Ana Ave
  2. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Algeciras Ir / ...

$140 - $197

Bus  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Algeciras

$67 - $103

Ferry, car ferry  •  27 h 51 min

  1. Take the ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa

$138 - $274

Drive  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Tarifa 702.9 miles

$130 - $200

Fly to Tangier, car ferry  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Tangier (TNG) BCN - TNG
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa

$105 - $329

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Malaga (AGP) BCN - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Malaga Airport to Algeciras

$46 - $238

Fly to Sevilla, train, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ) BCN - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Bahia-Sur
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tarifa

$63 - $247

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 20 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa is to fly and car ferry which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tarifa - Centro de Salud via Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Barcelona to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tarifa via Tangier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 51 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tarifa is 901 km. The road distance is 1124.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 41 min and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Barcelona to Tarifa, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Tarifa bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa is to train which takes 10 h 37 min and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 20 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Tarifa.
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  • Distance: 562.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Tarifa via Antequera-Santa Ana, Algeciras, and Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station in around 10 h 37 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Tarifa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 19 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
renfe.com
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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Bahia-Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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
Train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to San Fernando - Bahía Sur
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Bahia-Sur
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Cadiz Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Jerez Airport to San Fernando Bahía Sur
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from San Fernando to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.es
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 Barcelona to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Malaga Airport to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$42 - $45
Standard Car
$110 - $125
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
intershipping.es

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Barcelona to Tarifa bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Algeciras station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Tarifa is 1125 km. It takes approximately 11 h 13 min to drive from Barcelona to Tarifa.

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Air Arabia Maroc, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Tangier Airport.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Tarifa. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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