There are 5 ways to get from Almería to Málaga by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus via Granada  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Almeria to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga

$41 - $62

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Almería to Málaga 126.5 miles

$12 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$43 - $65

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Almeria to Malaga

$24 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Almería to Málaga 126.3 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Almería to Málaga is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Almería to Málaga is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Almeria and arriving at Malaga. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Almería to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Almeria and arriving at Malaga via Antequera-Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Almería and Málaga is 175 km. The road distance is 202 km.

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The best way to get from Almería to Málaga without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Almería to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Almería to Málaga is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Almería to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 109.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Almería to Málaga via Granada in around 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Almería to Málaga via Antequera-Santa Ana in around 5 h 4 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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Almeria to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Malaga
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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 Almeria to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Almería to Málaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Almería to Málaga is 202 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Almería to Málaga.

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There are 4385+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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

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