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

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Train, fly  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from Sol to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) MAD - TNG

MAD 517 - MAD 3,084

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Train, car ferry  •  8h 48m

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

MAD 845 - MAD 1,754

Bus  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Tanger Gare CTM 232

MAD 650 - MAD 1,800

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 6m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Tarifa
  2. Take the car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier 232

MAD 1,178 - MAD 2,324

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Domestic travel is restricted within Morocco due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

International flights leaving Spain are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: July 14 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Tangier is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Tangier is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 2h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Est Sur and arriving at Tanger Gare CTM. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12h 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 8h 48m and costs 75€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Madrid to Tangier, including transfers.

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Madrid to Tangier bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Madrid Est Sur station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Madrid to Tangier bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Tanger Gare CTM station.

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Tangier is 1h behind Madrid. It is currently 4:29 PM in Madrid and 3:29 PM in Tangier.

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  • Distance: 548.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 19m

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

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Madrid Est Sur to Tanger Gare CTM 3 times a day. Tickets cost MAD 650 - MAD 950 and the journey takes 12h 30m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 600 - MAD 2,200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
MAD 500 - MAD 4,900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
MAD 420 - MAD 1,800
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sol to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sol to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
MAD 55 - MAD 75
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
MAD 420 - MAD 550
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Tanger Gare CTM
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
MAD 650 - MAD 950
Website
Eurolines FR
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 1,300 - MAD 1,800
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Car ferry from Tarifa to Tanger Port Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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There are 353+ hotels available in Tangier. Prices start at MAD 1,000 per night.

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