The exotic winding streets of the Medina and the enchanting atmosphere of the souks can make Tangier an enticing destination. Being just an hour ferry from Spain to Morocco, Tangier can be done as a quick trip in and of itself or as an access point to greater Morocco onwards to Marrakech, the Sahara, and the Coast. We were a bit short on time, taking the later route with a vow to return for a more extensive visit. We did however enjoy ourselves thoroughly.
The biggest unknown in the route is how to actually get to Tarifa from Malaga, there seems to be little information on it so this will be for those few who are looking specifically for this information. If that’s you then read on.
Bus Information: Malaga to Tarifa - Tarifa to Malaga
We couldn't find any information online, none at all, which is strange for a country like Spain where tickets and schedules for almost everything can be found with a click.
But there must be. I thought, and placing our bets we made our way to the bus station in Malaga, a hour away. To our delight there was not only one but several - four a day to be exact. I inquired about the times but they changed from day to day - so here I will just give you a brief and take it as such.
Note: There is no train - Taking a bus is the only option
Tarifa: Getting From the Bus Station to Ferry Terminal
The Tarifa Bus Station is located at:
Calle Batalla del Salado, 90, 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain
The Tarifa Ferry Terminal is located at:
South of town, off of C. Plaza Miramar,
It is a 15-20 minute walk with luggage.
Ferry Information: Tarifa to Tangier - Tangier to Tarifa
All ferry information is accurate and easy to find on the FRS website.
-click here- for the official timetable.
NOTE: Morocco is one hour behind Spain and the ferry takes exactly
one hour - so departure and arrival times will be listed as the same for
the onward journey.