There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Marbella by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga Ave
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

$131 - $178

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Fly to Malaga  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Malaga (AGP) BCN - AGP

$40 - $218

3 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Marbella

$60 - $95

Drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marbella 639.5 miles

$120 - $180

Fly to Granada, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Granada (GRX) BCN - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga
  3. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

$78 - $253

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Marbella. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Marbella is 815 km. The road distance is 1023.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Barcelona to Marbella, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Marbella bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marbella is to bus which takes 18 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Barcelona to Marbella bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marbella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Marbella is 1023 km. It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to drive from Barcelona to Marbella.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Marbella.
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  • Distance: 509.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Marbella, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Marbella 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 18 h 25 min. Alternatively, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Marbella hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 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 Barcelona to Marbella
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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