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There are 6 ways to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife by plane, bus, car, car ferry or train

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Fly to Tenerife  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Tenerife (TFN) AGP - TFN

33€ - 146€

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Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt, bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Tenerife Sur Apt (TFS) AGP - TFS
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Tenerife Sur to Meridiano

46€ - 255€

Drive, car ferry  •  39h 26m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Cadiz
  2. Take the car ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  3. Take the car ferry from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

163€ - 368€

Train, car ferry  •  42h 15m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Cadiz Alv
  3. Take the car ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  4. Take the car ferry from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

174€ - 403€

Bus, car ferry  •  46h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Cádiz L-530 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cádiz to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

189€ - 470€

Bus, car ferry via Huelva  •  3 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Huelva
  2. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

1860€ - 4683€

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The cost-effective way to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is to fly, which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4h 22m.

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The distance between Málaga and Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 1437 km.

The best way to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 42h 15m and costs 170€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Tenerife Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 1h behind Málaga. It is currently 8:13 AM in Málaga and 7:13 AM in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Air Europa, TAP Portugal, Binter Canarias and two other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Tenerife Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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  • Distance: 1437 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife 4 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife Sur Apt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 45€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
17€ - 22€
Promo+
22€ - 25€
Flexible
30€ - 45€
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 Malaga Maria Zambrano to Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cordoba-Central to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Titsa
Phone
+34 (0) 922 531 300
Website
titsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Tenerife Sur to Meridiano
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Titsa
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 Malaga to Huelva
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Phone
+34 (0) 917369957
Website
trasmediterranea.es
Car ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Website
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Lobby
114€
Cabin
290€
Car ferry from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Car ferry from Cádiz to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Website
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Seat
172€
Cabin
435€
Naviera Armas
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Huelva to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Ave. Duration
38h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1800€ - 4600€
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
1812€
Standard Car
4582€

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