There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Marbella by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella L-315 / ...

117€ - 204€

Cheapest option

Fly to Malaga  •  4h 45m

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

30€ - 171€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  18h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Marbella

85€ - 120€

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marbella 1023.4 km

100€ - 160€

Fly to Tangier, car ferry, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Tangier (TNG) BCN - TNG
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
  3. Take the bus from Algeciras to Marbella

87€ - 327€

Fly to Granada, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Granada (GRX) BCN - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Marbella

58€ - 208€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Marbella is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Marbella is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 45m.

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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 1023.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 54m and costs 110€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m 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 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 45m.

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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: 6h 54m

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 hourly.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 340€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Fes
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
23€ - 150€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tangier
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 200€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
110€ - 150€
Promo+
120€ - 130€
Flexible
150€ - 200€
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Granada to Marbella
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 25€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Transportes de Area de Malaga
Phone
+ 34 (0) 955 038 665
Email
info@ctmam.es
Website
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Socibus
Phone
+34 902 22 92 92
Email
comunicacion@socibus.es?__xts__=
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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socibusventas.es
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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socibusventas.es
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Marbella
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Marbella
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
38€
Website
Inter Shipping
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
37€ - 40€
Standard Car
100€ - 110€

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Marbella is 1023 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m 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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Book your Barcelona to Marbella bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4070+ 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 train which takes 25 min and costs .

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