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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Malaga Maria Zambrano
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

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Fly

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Marbella

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marbella
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Marbella is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Marbella is to fly which costs €28 - €150 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Marbella is to fly which costs €28 - €150 and takes 4h 31m.

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

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The distance between Barcelona and Marbella is 815 km. The road distance is 1020.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 31m and costs €120 - €210.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m 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 18h 25m and costs €85 - €120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €28 - €150 and takes 4h 31m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Marbella.
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  • Distance: 815.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 31m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Marbella 3 times a day. Tickets cost €85 - €120 and the journey takes 18h 25m. Alternatively, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Marbella every 2 hours.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€19 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €290
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€110 - €150
Promo+
€120 - €130
Flexible
€150 - €200
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Marbella
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Marbella is 1021 km. It takes approximately 10h 3m to drive from Barcelona to Marbella.

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

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There are 546+ hotels available in Marbella. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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