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

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

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Train, car ferry

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Tanger

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly

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

Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Tangier (TNG) is around 1h 29m 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 17 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Flight route information

Average flight journey time:
1h 29m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 15m
Flight distance:
567 km
Flights per week:
17
Cheapest price:
MAD 446
Carbon emissions:
115 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:35
Last flight departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Tangier is to bus, which costs €55 - €85 and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Tangier is to fly which costs €60 - €480 and takes 3h 58m.

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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 15h 30m.

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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 car ferry which takes 9h 28m and costs €75 - €170.

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It takes approximately 9h 28m 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 15h 30m and costs €55 - €85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €60 - €480 and takes 3h 58m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Tangier.
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  • Distance: 548.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 28m

What companies run services between Madrid, 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 to Tangier twice daily.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
MAD 1,000 - MAD 10,000
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 950 - MAD 4,400
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
MAD 950 - MAD 8,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 440 - 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
MAD 410 - MAD 500
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
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
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 250 - MAD 2,100
Website
Balearia
Cabin
MAD 1,000 - MAD 2,100
Seating Neptuno
MAD 500 - MAD 750
Seating Sirena
MAD 370 - MAD 550
Lobby Bar
MAD 259
Seating
MAD 259

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Tangier is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:45 PM in Madrid and 2:45 PM in Tangier.

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

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