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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Tangier by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, rideshare or car

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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Fly to Tangier  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tangier (TNG) IST - TNG

$227 - $1,821

Cheapest option

Fly to Malaga, bus, car ferry  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malaga (AGP) IST - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Malaga Airport to Algeciras
  3. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

$182 - $1,362

6 alternative options

Bus, train, car ferry  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Algeciras Atr
  5. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

$480 - $784

Bus  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Malaga
  3. Take the bus from Malaga to Tanger

$239 - $381

Bus, car ferry  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Genova Piazza Principe
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Tangier Med

Bus, bus and ferry, Grand Taxi  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Rabat
  4. Take the Grand Taxi from Rabat to Tangier

$380 - $607

Drive  •  3 days 13 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tangier 4364.4 miles

$900 - $1,300

Drive, train, car ferry  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  5. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  7. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona
  8. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med

$537 - $829

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tangier is to fly and bus and car ferry which costs 1.000 ₺ - 8.000 ₺ and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tangier is to fly which costs 1.200 ₺ - 11.000 ₺ and takes 9 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Tangier. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Tanger via Sofia and Malaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Tangier is 3063 km. The road distance is 6983 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tangier without a car is to bus and train and car ferry which takes 2 days 5 h and costs 2.700 ₺ - 4.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to get from Istanbul to Tangier, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Tangier bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tangier is to fly which takes 9 h 24 min and costs 1.200 ₺ - 11.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.300 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 2 days 23 h.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tangier Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Tangier.
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  • Distance: 1914.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 24 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Tangier, Morocco?

Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Tangier every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Tangier via Sofia and Malaga in around 2 days 23 h.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tangier via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Muenster
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Algeciras
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Shumen to Marseille
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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 Malaga to Tanger
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Rabat
Ave. Duration
32 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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
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 Tarifa to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
intershipping.es
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Car ferry from Genoa to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Schedules at
gnv.it
Car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
gnv.it
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
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Rabat to Tangier
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
heymorocco.com

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Tangier is 3 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:40 AM in Istanbul and 6:40 AM in Tangier.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tangier is 6983 km. It takes approximately 3 days 13 h to drive from Istanbul to Tangier.

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Iberia, AtlasGlobal, Air Arabia Maroc and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tangier Airport.

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There are 300+ hotels available in Tangier. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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