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There are 5 ways to get from Tangier to Madrid by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2h 16m

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

€54 - €766

Cheapest option

Bus via Algeciras  •  17h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Tanger to Algeciras
  2. Take the bus from Algeciras to Madrid Estación Sur Madrid

€30 - €82

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Car ferry, train  •  9h 20m

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

€73 - €159

Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Tanger to Madrid Estacion Sur

€55 - €85

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 57m

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

€88 - €300

Tangier to Madrid by car ferry, walk, bus and train

The journey time between Tangier and Madrid is around 10h 35m and covers a distance of around 689 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 35m. Operated by Inter Shipping, FRS Ferries, Socibus and others, the Tangier to Madrid service departs from Tangier and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 35m
Fastest journey time:
10h 35m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€74
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
09:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tangier to Madrid car ferry, walk, bus and train schedules

Morocco → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Morocco

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Morocco
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Conditions of entry into Spain from Morocco

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Morocco
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Morocco

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Morocco.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Yes, entry into Morocco from Spain is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tangier to Madrid is to bus via Algeciras which costs MAD 320 - MAD 900 and takes 17h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Tangier to Madrid is to fly which takes 2h 16m and costs MAD 550 - MAD 8,500.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tanger and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 16h.

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The distance between Tangier and Madrid is 549 km.

The best way to get from Tangier to Madrid without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 9h 20m and costs MAD 750 - MAD 1,800.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Tangier to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tangier to Madrid is to fly which takes 2h 16m and costs MAD 550 - MAD 8,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs MAD 600 - MAD 900 and takes 16h.

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The quickest flight from Tangier Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Tangier to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 548.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

Royal Air Maroc, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Tangier to Madrid twice daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Tanger to Madrid Estacion Sur once daily. Tickets cost €55 - €85 and the journey takes 16h.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €150
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Algeciras to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tanger to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Tanger to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Algeciras to Madrid Estación Sur
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Schedules at
interbus.es
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€38
Website
Inter Shipping
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Tanger Med to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €200
Website
Balearia
Cabin
€100 - €200
Seating Neptuno
€50 - €70
Seating Sirena
€35 - €50
Lobby Bar
€25
Seating
€25

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Tangier. It is currently 2:04 PM in Tangier and 3:04 PM in Madrid.

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

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There are 1524+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Tangier to Tangier Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs MAD 150 - MAD 180.

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