There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Tangier by plane, train, car ferry, bus, ferry or car

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Fly  •  2h 29m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Tangier (TNG) BCN - TNG

MAD 480 - MAD 2,139

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Train, car ferry  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Cordoba-Central Ave
  2. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Algeciras Alt
  3. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

MAD 1,696 - MAD 3,327

Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Tanger Gare CTM 232

MAD 800 - MAD 1,200

Ferry  •  26h

  1. Take the ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med

MAD 950 - MAD 1,500

Bus via Algeciras Airport (AEI)  •  26h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Algeciras
  2. Take the bus from Algeciras to Tanger

MAD 1,650 - MAD 2,310

Car ferry  •  26h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med

MAD 800 - MAD 1,400

Car ferry, drive  •  30h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Nador
  2. Drive from Nador to Tangier

MAD 1,223 - MAD 2,454

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tangier is to bus which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tangier is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Tanger Gare CTM. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21h.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tangier Med. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 26h.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tangier is 932 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Tangier without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 33m and costs 150€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Barcelona to Tangier, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Tangier bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tangier is to fly which takes 2h 29m and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 21h.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Tangier.
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  • Distance: 932.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Tangier, Morocco?

Air Arabia Maroc and Vueling Airlines fly from Barcelona to Tangier twice daily. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Barcelona Sants to Tanger Gare CTM twice daily. Tickets cost MAD 800 - MAD 1,200 and the journey takes 21h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
MAD 280 - MAD 3,700
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 310 - MAD 2,200
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
MAD 1,000 - MAD 1,900
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
MAD 1,000 - MAD 1,400
Promo+
MAD 1,100 - MAD 1,200
Flexible
MAD 1,400 - MAD 1,900
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba-Central to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
MAD 220 - MAD 280
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Tanger Gare CTM
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
MAD 800 - MAD 1,200
Website
Eurolines FR
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
19h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
MAD 1,000 - MAD 1,400
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Algeciras to Tanger
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
MAD 650 - MAD 950
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
MAD 400 - MAD 1,200
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
MAD 400 - MAD 440
Standard Car
MAD 1,050 - MAD 1,200
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
MAD 950 - MAD 1,500
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Car ferry from Barcelona to Nador
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
MAD 850 - MAD 1,900
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
MAD 800 - MAD 1,300
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Barcelona to Tangier bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Tanger Gare CTM station.

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Tangier is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 9:55 PM in Barcelona and 8:55 PM in Tangier.

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

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There are 349+ hotels available in Tangier. Prices start at MAD 1,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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