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

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Fly to Tenerife  •  4 h 18 min

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

$67 - $280

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Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Tenerife Sur Apt (TFS) AGP - TFS

$70 - $482

Drive, car ferry  •  39 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Huelva
  2. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

$147 - $204

Train, car ferry  •  41 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Cordoba Central A / ...
  2. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Huelva-Termino A / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

$172 - $240

Bus, car ferry Acciona Trasmediterranea  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Cadiz 903
  2. Take the car ferry from Cádiz to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

$215 - $732

Bus, car ferry Naviera Armas  •  43 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from El Palo to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Huelva 83
  3. Take the car ferry from Huelva to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

$169 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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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 41 h 47 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min 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 2 h 25 min.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 1 h behind Málaga. It is currently 5:30 AM in Málaga and 4:30 AM in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Binter Canarias, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and Air Europa offer flights from Malaga Airport to Tenerife Airport.

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There are 990+ hotels available in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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  • Distance: 898.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and two other airlines fly from Málaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife 5 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife Sur Apt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife Sur Apt via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Malaga to Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Huelva-Termino
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Transportes Comes
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 El Palo to Seville
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Ferry operators
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Phone
+34 (0) 917369957
Website
trasmediterranea.es
Car ferry from Cádiz to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Ave. Duration
37 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Schedules at
trasmediterranea.es
Seat
$190
Cabin
$698

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