There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Tarifa by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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, bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Bahia-Sur A
  2. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tarifa

$79 - $104

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Bus Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Algeciras

$26 - $29

8 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 41 min

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

$73 - $90

Bus ALSA  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Algeciras

$45 - $70

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Tarifa 427.6 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Tangier, carferry  •  5 h 57 min

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

$86 - $325

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7 h

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

$59 - $274

Fly to Jerez, train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Jerez (XRY) MAD - XRY
  2. Take the train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to San Fernando - Bahía Sur
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tarifa

$84 - $397

Fly to Sevilla, train, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sevilla (SVQ) MAD - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Bahia-Sur
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Tarifa

$58 - $273

Fly to Algeciras  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Algeciras (AEI) MAD - AEI

$39 - $227

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Tarifa - Centro de Salud via Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Tarifa is 517 km. The road distance is 684.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Tarifa without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Madrid to Tarifa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Tarifa is to train which takes 6 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 49 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 Tarifa bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Algeciras station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Tarifa is 684 km. It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to drive from Madrid to Tarifa.

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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 Tarifa.
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  • Distance: 323.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Tarifa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $90 and the journey takes 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Tarifa once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 8 h 50 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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
HELITY Copter Airlines
Website
helity.es
Flights from Madrid to Algeciras via Malaga, Ceuta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Algeciras via Ibiza, Malaga, Ceuta
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Algeciras via Melilla, Malaga, Ceuta
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Algeciras via Santiago de Compostela, Malaga, Ceuta
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Bahia-Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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
Train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to San Fernando - Bahía Sur
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Bahia-Sur
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from San Fernando to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Book at
movelia.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 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
alsa.com
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
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$42 - $47
Standard Car
$115 - $125

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There are 390+ hotels available in Tarifa. Prices start at $57 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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