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

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  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Algeciras to Cordoba-Central Alt
  2. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...

45€ - 104€

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Fly from Algeciras  •  6h 24m

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

26€ - 123€

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Bus  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Madrid Est Sur 232 / ...

30€ - 50€

Rideshare  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Tarifa to Madrid 686.8 km

29€ - 50€

Drive  •  7h 1m

  1. Drive from Tarifa to Madrid 685 km

70€ - 110€

Bus to Sevilla, fly  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Sevilla Plaza Armas
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD) SVQ - MAD

42€ - 239€

Car ferry to Tangier, fly  •  5h 28m

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

79€ - 286€

Shuttle to Malaga, fly  •  6h 11m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from AC Hotel Algeciras, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel to Malaga Airport
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Madrid (MAD) AGP - MAD

63€ - 625€

Bus, train to Jerez, fly  •  5h 51m

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

Bus to Granada, fly  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Tarifa to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Madrid (MAD) GRX - MAD

63€ - 261€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tarifa to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Tarifa to Madrid is to car ferry and fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 5h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarifa and arriving at Madrid Est Sur. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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The distance between Tarifa and Madrid is 517 km. The road distance is 685 km.

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The best way to get from Tarifa to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Tarifa to Madrid, including transfers.

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Tarifa to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Tarifa station.

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The best way to get from Tarifa to Madrid is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 45€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h, you could also fly, which costs 26€ - 130€ and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Sevilla Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Tarifa to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Madrid Est Sur station.

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Map of how to get from Tarifa to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 517 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

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

You can take a train from Tarifa to Madrid via Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station, Algeciras, and Cordoba-Central in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Tarifa to Madrid Est Sur twice daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 10h. Socibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 500€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Jerez to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Granada to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Algeciras to Madrid via Ceuta, Malaga
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Algeciras to Madrid via Ceuta, Melilla, Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Algeciras to Madrid via Ceuta, Malaga, Melilla
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Algeciras to Madrid via Ceuta, Malaga
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
24€ - 120€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 430€
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Tangier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Algeciras to Madrid via Ceuta, Malaga, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
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 Cordoba-Central
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 26€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
41€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
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 San Fernando Centro to Aeropuerto De Jerez
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Tarifa to Madrid Est Sur
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Tarifa to Sevilla Plaza Armas
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Tarifa to Granada
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from AC Hotel Algeciras, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel to Malaga Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 300€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
31€ - 34€
Private
100€ - 230€
Private w/ cancellation
293€
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tarifa to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
37€ - 40€
Standard Car
100€ - 110€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Tarifa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 50€
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarifa to Madrid is 685 km. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Tarifa to Madrid.

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Iberia and Air Europa offer flights from Sevilla Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Tarifa to Madrid bus tickets online with Busbud and Omio.

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There are 3960+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Tarifa and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Tarifa to Algeciras Airport is to bus which takes 44 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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