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There are 7 ways to get from Málaga to Alicante by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Malaga to Alicante  •  2h 47m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Alicante (ALC) AGP - ALC

$63 - $237

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Alicante Ouibus

$17 - $55

5 alternative options

Fly Malaga to Valencia, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Valencia (VLC) AGP - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$74 - $291

Train, train to Sevilla, fly to Alicante  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Cordoba Central
  2. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Sevilla Santa Justa
  3. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Alicante (ALC) SVQ - ALC

$120 - $390

Train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$124 - $176

Rideshare  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Alicante 296.1 miles

$24 - $35

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Alicante 296.8 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Alicante is to rideshare which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Alicante is to fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Alicante. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Málaga and Alicante is 391 km. The road distance is 474.8 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Málaga to Alicante, including transfers.

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Málaga to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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Málaga to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Alicante is to fly which takes 2h 47m and costs 55€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 5h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 15€ - 50€ and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 244.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Alicante, Spain?

Evelop and TUI fly Belgium fly from Málaga to Alicante 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Alicante via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 5h 51m.

Airlines
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sevilla to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Sevilla to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Malaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sevilla to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
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 Malaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Malaga to Alicante - bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Málaga to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Málaga to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Alicante is 475 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Málaga to Alicante.

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Evelop and TUI fly Belgium offer flights from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport.

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Book your Málaga to Alicante train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Málaga to Alicante bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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There are 1963+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Málaga and Alicante. 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 Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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