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

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Train, carferry  •  8 h 39 min

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

$116 - $135

Cheapest option

Fly  •  3 h 57 min

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

$44 - $193

2 alternative options

Bus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Tanger

$120 - $190

Drive, carferry  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Madrid to Motril
  2. Take the carferry from Motril to Tangier Med

$388 - $934

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Tanger. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Tangier is 549 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Tangier without a car is to train and carferry which takes 8 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Madrid to Tangier, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Tangier is to bus which takes 15 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 57 min.

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

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Tangier is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 5:33 AM in Madrid and 4:33 AM in Tangier.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Tangier.
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  • Distance: 342.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Tangier once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 15 h 30 min. Alternatively, Iberia, Ryanair and Air Arabia Maroc fly from Madrid to Tangier twice daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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.

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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
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 Tanger
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
intershipping.es
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Motril to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$337
Standard Car
$852

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There are 315+ hotels available in Tangier. Prices start at $47 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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