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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Algeciras Alt

€41 - €52

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Bus  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Algeciras Madrid

€24 - €76

6 alternative options

Bus via Madrid Estacion Sur  •  12h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Algeciras

€54 - €80

Drive  •  6h 59m

  1. Drive from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa 682.1 km

€65 - €100

Fly to Tangier, car ferry  •  5h 48m

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

€98 - €789

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the bus from Puerto de Santa María to Tarifa

€63 - €160

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP) MAD - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Marbella to Tarifa

€44 - €140

Fly to Sevilla, train, bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Puerto De Santa Maria
  3. Take the bus from Puerto de Santa María to Tarifa

€56 - €120

Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Tarifa is around 15h 49m and covers a distance of around 657 km. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 16m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros, Transportes Comes and Avanza Grupo. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 49m
Fastest journey time:
15h 16m
Journey distance:
657 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€41
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:05
Last service departs at:
15:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa train, walk and bus schedules

Madrid-Puerta De Atocha → Tarifa
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tarifa is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa is to train which costs €40 - €55 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa is to fly and car ferry which costs €95 - €800 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Tarifa via Madrid Estación Sur and Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 59m.

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The distance between Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Tarifa is 516 km. The road distance is 682.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa without a car is to train which takes 7h 15m and costs €40 - €55.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa, including transfers.

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Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Madrid Estación Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa is to train which takes 7h 15m and costs €40 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €80 and takes 11h 59m.

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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-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Algeciras station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa.
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  • Distance: 516.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Spain and Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Algeciras twice daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 25m. Alternatively, Interbus operates a bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Algeciras 3 times a week. Tickets cost €21 - €70 and the journey takes 9h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €1200
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €110
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €1100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €550
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
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.

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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
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Puerto De Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Schedules at
interbus.es
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 Algeciras
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€38
Website
Inter Shipping

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa is 682 km. It takes approximately 6h 59m to drive from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Tarifa.

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

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