There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Ceuta by train, car ferry, bus, plane or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, carferry  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Algeciras Atr
  2. Take the carferry from Algeciras to Ceuta

$81 - $319

Cheapest option

Bus Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras, carferry  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Algeciras
  2. Take the carferry from Algeciras to Ceuta

$34 - $235

3 alternative options

Bus ALSA, carferry  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Algeciras
  2. Take the carferry from Algeciras to Ceuta

$53 - $276

Fly to Tangier, Grand Taxi  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) MAD - TNG
  2. Take the Grand Taxi from Tangier to Fnideq

$46 - $197

Fly to Malaga, bus, carferry  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP) MAD - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Marbella to Algeciras
  3. Take the carferry from Algeciras to Ceuta

$71 - $491

Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Ceuta is 523 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Ceuta without a car is to train and carferry which takes 7 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Madrid to Ceuta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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There are 193+ hotels available in Ceuta. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Ceuta.
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  • Distance: 326.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 42 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Ceuta, Spain?

There is no direct connection from Madrid to Ceuta. However, you can take the train to Algeciras, take the bus to Terminal de bus urbano, take the walk to Algeciras, then take the carferry to Ceuta. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Madrid to Ceuta via Algeciras and Algeciras in around 10 h 31 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Melilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
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.

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
Bus operators
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Madrid to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.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 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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Marbella to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Algeciras to Ceuta
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $210
Schedules at
balearia.com
Cabin
$150 - $210
Seating
$9 - $55
Balearia
$35 - $55
Lobby Bar
$35 - $60
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Algeciras Ferry Terminal to Ceuta
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$48
Standard Car
$120
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Tangier to Fnideq
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
heymorocco.com

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