There are 7 ways to get from Málaga to Alicante by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$123 - $175

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Rideshare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Alicante 296.1 miles

$24 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Alicante

$35 - $55

Bus, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Alcantarilla
  3. Take the train from Murcia del Carmen to Torrellano C-1

$55 - $74

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Alicante 296.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Alicante  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Alicante (ALC) AGP - ALC

$63 - $237

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Valencia (VLC) AGP - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$73 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Alicante is to rideshare which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Alicante is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Alicante is 391 km. The road distance is 474.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Málaga to Alicante, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Alicante. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Alicante is 475 km. It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to drive from Málaga to Alicante.

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Málaga to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid Atocha station.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 244.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Málaga to Alicante via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Málaga to Alicante 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Algiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Algiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liege
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,100
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Murcia del Carmen to Torrellano
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Comes
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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