There are 7 ways to get from Spain to Chefchaouen by train, car ferry, car, bus, taxi, 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, drive  •  10 h 57 min

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

$92 - $339

Cheapest option

Bus, carferry, drive  •  14 h 20 min

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

$48 - $256

5 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ksar El Kebir
  2. Take a taxi from Ksar El Kebir to Chefchaouen

$292 - $422

Drive, carferry  •  13 h 43 min

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

$397 - $949

Fly from Malaga, Grand Taxi, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Tangier (TNG) AGP - TNG
  2. Take the Grand Taxi from Tangier to Tetouan
  3. Take the bus from Tetouan to Chefchaouen

$62 - $340

Fly from Madrid, Grand Taxi, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) MAD - TNG
  2. Take the Grand Taxi from Tangier to Tetouan
  3. Take the bus from Tetouan to Chefchaouen

$49 - $203

Fly from Barcelona, Grand Taxi, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Tangier (TNG) BCN - TNG
  2. Take the Grand Taxi from Tangier to Tetouan
  3. Take the bus from Tetouan to Chefchaouen

$67 - $205

Questions & Answers

The distance between Spain and Chefchaouen is 549 km.

The best way to get from Spain to Chefchaouen without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 20 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 57 min to get from Spain to Chefchaouen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Air Arabia Maroc offers flights from Malaga Airport to Tangier Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Chefchaouen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Spain to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Spain to Chefchaouen.
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  • Distance: 343 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 57 min

What companies run services between Spain and Chefchaouen, Morocco?

There is no direct connection from Madrid to Chefchaouen. However, you can take the line 1 subway to Atocha-Renfe, take the walk to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, take the train to Algeciras, take the bus to Terminal de bus urbano, take the walk to Algeciras, take the carferry to Ceuta, then take the drive to Chefchaouen. Alternatively, you can take the line 148 bus to Mendez Alvaro, take the walk to Madrid, take the bus to Algeciras, take the walk to Algeciras, take the carferry to Ceuta, then take the drive to Chefchaouen.

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 Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Malaga to Tangier
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $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 Ksar El Kebir
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
alsa.com
Moroccan Railways (ONCF)
Email
ketary@oncf.ma
Website
oncf.ma
Bus from Tetouan to Chefchaouen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
oncf.ma
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
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
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Tangier to Tetouan
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Taxi from Ksar El Kebir to Chefchaouen
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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