There are 4 ways to get from Málaga to Almería by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Almeria

$23 - $40

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Rideshare  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Almería 127.1 miles

$14

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Antequera-Santa Ana A / ...
  2. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Almeria Ir

$43 - $67

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Almería 126.8 miles

$23 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Almeria. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Almería. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Almeria via Antequera-Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Almería is 175 km. The road distance is 203 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Almería without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Malaga to Almeria takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Málaga to Almería train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Almería is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 27 min.

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

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Málaga to Almería train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Almeria station.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Almería.
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  • Distance: 109.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Málaga to Almería 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Almería via Antequera-Santa Ana in around 5 h 27 min.

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 Malaga to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Almeria
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Almeria
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Almería
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
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blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Almería is 203 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Málaga to Almería.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Almería. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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

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