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There are 7 ways to get from Málaga to Mar Menor by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Granada  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Murcia to Los Alcázares

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Fly Malaga to Alicante, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Alicante (ALC) AGP - ALC
  2. Take the train from San Gabriel to Torre-Pacheco

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Bus, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Lorca
  2. Take the train from Lorca Sutullena to Murcia Del Carmen C2 / ...
  3. Take the train from Murcia Del Carmen to Torre-Pacheco Ic / ...

Bus  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Antequera M-253
  2. Take the bus from Antequera to Cartagena

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Mar Menor 403.1 km

Fly Malaga to Valencia, train  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Valencia (VLC) AGP - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Torre-Pacheco

Train to Sevilla, fly to Alicante, train  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla-Santa Justa
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Alicante (ALC) SVQ - ALC
  3. Take the train from San Gabriel to Torre-Pacheco
Málaga → Mar Menor
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mar Menor is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Mar Menor is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 4h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Mar Menor is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 4h 2m.

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The distance between Málaga and Mar Menor is 331 km. The road distance is 403.1 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Mar Menor without a car is to bus via Granada which takes 9h 22m and costs €40 - €70.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Málaga to Mar Menor, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Mar Menor is 403 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Málaga to Mar Menor.

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Iberia, TAP Portugal, British Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Mar Menor. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Mar Menor.
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  • Distance: 330.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 22m

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Mar Menor, Spain?

You can take a bus from Málaga to Mar Menor via Granada, Murcia, and Los Alcázares in around 9h 22m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Fuerteventura
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Fuerteventura
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Sevilla to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€40 - €360
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Southampton
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Lorca Sutullena to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Lorca-Sutullena to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Murcia Del Carmen to Torre-Pacheco
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Gabriel to Torre-Pacheco
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Torre-Pacheco
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €26
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Murcia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Lorca
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Antequera
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Granada to Murcia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Antequera to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Murcia to Los Alcázares
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
interbusmurcia.es
Transportes de Area de Malaga
Phone
+ 34 (0) 955 038 665
Email
info@ctmam.es
Website
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Bus from Estación Autobuses Málaga to Antequera
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€1 - €4
Schedules at
siu.ctmam.ctan.es

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