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There are 4 ways to get from Marbella to Barcelona by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 7 min

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

$40 - $219

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$129 - $182

Bus  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Barcelona

$60 - $95

Drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Marbella to Barcelona 639 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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

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The distance between Marbella and Barcelona is 815 km. The road distance is 1022.4 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Marbella to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs 30€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 18 h.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 509.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Marbella to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Marbella to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 18 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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 Marbella to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Barcelona is 1022 km. It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to drive from Marbella to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Marbella to Barcelona bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 3452+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 7€ - 10€.

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