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

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Fly to Tangier, car ferry  •  4h 31m

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

95€ - 341€

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Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ) BCN - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Tarifa

51€ - 338€

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Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7h 2m

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

52€ - 250€

Train  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Cordoba-Central Ave
  2. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Algeciras Alt

119€ - 197€

Train via Mollina  •  10h 15m

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

125€ - 207€

Bus  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Algeciras

94€ - 130€

Ferry, car ferry  •  28h 5m

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

127€ - 246€

Bus via Tangier  •  28h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Tanger Gare CTM 232
  2. Take the bus from Tanger Gare CTM to Tarifa 232

112€ - 161€

Drive  •  11h 14m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Tarifa 1124.9 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa is to bus which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 20h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa is to fly and car ferry which costs 90€ - 350€ and takes 4h 31m.

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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 via Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 25m.

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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 28h 5m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tarifa is 901 km. The road distance is 1124.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarifa without a car is to train which takes 10h 10m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m 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 10h 10m and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 20h 25m.

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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 Tarifa.
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  • Distance: 900.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Tarifa via Cordoba-Central, Algeciras, and Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station in around 10h 10m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Algeciras 3 times a day. Tickets cost 90€ - 130€ and the journey takes 19h 15m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Fes
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
95€ - 130€
Promo+
100€ - 115€
Flexible
130€ - 170€
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
100€ - 140€
Promo+
115€ - 125€
Flexible
140€ - 190€
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
20€ - 26€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
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 to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
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 Nord to Tanger Gare CTM
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Tanger Gare CTM to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators

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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 11h 14m to drive from Barcelona to Tarifa.

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

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There are 591+ hotels available in Tarifa. Prices start at 87€ 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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