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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Algeciras Alt
  2. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier

MAD 843 - MAD 1,755

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Bus  •  17h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Tanger

MAD 616 - MAD 916

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 54m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Algeciras
  2. Take the car ferry from Algeciras to Tanger Med
  3. Drive from Tanger Med to Tangier

MAD 990 - MAD 3,264

Fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) MAD - TNG

MAD 696 - MAD 7,289

Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Tangier (TNG) is around 1h 27m and covers a distance of around 567 km. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 15m. Services are operated by Royal Air Maroc, Iberia, Ryanair and others. Typically 15 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
1h 27m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 15m
Flight distance:
567 km
Flights per week:
15
Cheapest price:
MAD 439
Carbon emissions:
115 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:35
Last flight departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) flight schedules

Spain → Morocco
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International entry into Morocco from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Morocco from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Morocco

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Morocco from Spain.

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Morocco.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier is to bus, which costs €55 - €85 and takes 17h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier is to fly which costs €60 - €700 and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Tanger via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 11m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Tangier is 548 km.

The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9h 39m and costs €75 - €170.

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It takes approximately 9h 39m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier is to bus which takes 17h 11m and costs €55 - €85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €60 - €700 and takes 4h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tanger station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier.
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  • Distance: 547.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 39m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Tangier, Morocco?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Tanger once daily. Tickets cost MAD 600 - MAD 900 and the journey takes 15h 30m. Alternatively, Royal Air Maroc, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Tangier twice daily.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
MAD 950 - MAD 11,000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
MAD 750 - MAD 13,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 440 - MAD 6,000
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 1,000 - MAD 6,000
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
MAD 420 - MAD 550
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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Tanger
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
MAD 600 - MAD 900
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Africa Morocco Link
Phone
+34-956 63 63 63
Email
aml@aml.ma
Website
aml.ma
Car ferry from Algeciras to Tanger Med
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
aml.ma
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Algeciras to Tanger Med
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
MAD 260 - MAD 2,200
Website
Balearia
Cabin
MAD 1,000 - MAD 2,200
Seating Neptuno
MAD 550 - MAD 800
Seating Sirena
MAD 380 - MAD 550
Lobby Bar
MAD 266
Seating
MAD 266

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Tangier is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 1:46 PM in Madrid Atocha Station and 12:46 PM in Tangier.

Royal Air Maroc, Iberia, Ryanair and Air Arabia Maroc offer flights from Madrid Airport to Tangier Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Tangier. Prices start at MAD 1,000 per night.

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