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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Marbella by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella L-607 / ...

120€ - 203€

Cheapest option

Fly to Malaga  •  4h 45m

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

26€ - 127€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  18h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Marbella

85€ - 120€

Drive  •  10h 3m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Marbella 1020.8 km

95€ - 150€

Fly to Granada, bus  •  8h 1m

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

48€ - 161€

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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 25€ - 130€ and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Marbella is to fly which costs 25€ - 130€ 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 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 2m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m 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 25€ - 130€ 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: 7h 2m

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
28€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Granada via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 460€
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
Once 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€ - 7€
Schedules at
avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Granada to Marbella
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 25€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
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 Granada to Marbella
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
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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Ryanair, Royal Air Maroc, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 556+ hotels available in Marbella. Prices start at 75€ 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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