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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Tangier by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 35m

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

MAD 562 - MAD 2,141

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Train, car ferry  •  12h 50m

  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 1,693 - MAD 3,314

Bus  •  24h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Tanger

MAD 1,000 - MAD 1,400

Car ferry  •  32h

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med

MAD 800 - MAD 1,400

Car ferry, drive  •  2 days 18h

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

MAD 4,898 - MAD 6,100

Spain → Morocco
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International entry into Morocco from Spain

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Morocco

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Conditions of entry into Morocco from Spain

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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No, entry into Morocco from Spain is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tangier is 80100-4747.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tangier is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tangier is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 80100-4747.

Yes, entry into Spain from Morocco is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tangier is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tangier is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 2h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Tanger. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 24h.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tangier Med. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32h.

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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 50m and costs 150€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Barcelona to Tangier, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Tangier bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tangier is to fly which takes 2h 35m and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 24h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Tangier.
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  • Distance: 932.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

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

Air Arabia Maroc, Royal Air Maroc and Vueling Airlines fly from Barcelona to Tangier 3 times a day. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona/Sants to Tanger 6 times a week. Tickets cost MAD 1,000 - MAD 1,400 and the journey takes 24h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
MAD 1,200 - MAD 5,000
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 430 - MAD 3,200
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier via Nador
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
MAD 430 - MAD 3,200
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
MAD 650 - MAD 2,200
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
MAD 220 - MAD 280
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. 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/Sants to Tanger
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
MAD 1,000 - MAD 1,400
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
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
28h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
MAD 800 - MAD 1,300
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Algerie Ferries
Phone
+213 (0)21.63.53.76
Email
drc.entmv@algerieferries.dz
Website
algerieferries.dz
Car ferry from Barcelona to Mostaganem
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
MAD 2,395
Website
Algerie Ferries

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Barcelona to Tangier bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tanger station.

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Tangier is 2h behind Barcelona. It is currently 4:52 PM in Barcelona and 2:52 PM in Tangier.

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

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Book your Barcelona to Tangier bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 213+ 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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