There are 8 ways to get from Alicante to Tarifa by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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

Train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Ciudad Real Ir
  2. Take the train from Ciudad Real to Algeciras Atr

$101 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Algeciras

$44 - $68

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant Terminal to Beniel C-1
  2. Take the bus from Alcantarilla to Granada
  3. Take the bus from Granada to Algeciras

$48 - $64

Drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Tarifa 392.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Alicante to Tangier, car ferry  •  7 h 53 min

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

$160 - $487

Fly Alicante to Jerez, train, bus  •  9 h 13 min

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

$99 - $336

Fly Alicante to Malaga, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Malaga (AGP) ALC - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Marbella to Algeciras
  3. Take the bus from Algeciras to Tarifa

$75 - $256

Train to Valencia, fly to Malaga, bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Malaga (AGP) VLC - AGP
  3. Take the bus from Marbella to Algeciras

$86 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Tarifa is to train and bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 13 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Tarifa is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Tarifa is 523 km. The road distance is 628.6 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to get from Alicante to Tarifa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Tarifa via Algeciras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 47 min.

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

You can take a train from Alicante to Tarifa via Ciudad Real, Algeciras, and Algeciras in around 10 h 24 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Tarifa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Tangier via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Tangier via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,000
Flights from Alicante to Tangier via Barcelona, Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,000
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Mahon, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Tangier via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,000
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Alicante to Jerez via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Alicante to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Tangier via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Alicante to Tangier via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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 Alacant-Terminal to Ciudad Real
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Ciudad Real to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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 Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant Terminal to Beniel
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
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 Alicante to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Alcantarilla to Granada
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from San Fernando to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Algeciras to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Granada to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Marbella to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
CTMCG
Phone
+34 (0) 955038665
Website
siu.ctmcg.es
Bus from Algeciras to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
siu.ctmcg.es
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
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
$43 - $48
Standard Car
$115 - $130
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
$45
Schedules at
intershipping.es

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