There are 5 ways to get from Málaga to Rota by train, bus, rideshare or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Dos Hermanas (APT.-CGD.) Ir
  2. Take the train from Dos Hermanas (APT.-CGD.) to Puerto de S Maria Ir

$39 - $63

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Rota 161.3 miles

$17

3 alternative options

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Cádiz
  2. Take the bus from Puerta Tierra to Rota M-060 / ...

$22 - $37

Bus Transportes Comes  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Cadiz 903
  2. Take the bus from Puerta Tierra to Rota M-060 / ...

$29 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Rota 160.6 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Rota. However, there are services departing from Málaga and arriving at Rota via Puerta Tierra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Rota is 174 km. The road distance is 257 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Rota without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Málaga to Rota, including transfers.

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Málaga to Rota bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Málaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Rota is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 6 min.

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Málaga to Rota bus services, operated by Transportes Bahia de Cadiz, arrive at Rota station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Rota is 257 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Málaga to Rota.

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There are 1142+ hotels available in Rota. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Málaga and Rota. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Rota.
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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Málaga to Rota via Dos Hermanas (APT.-CGD.), Puerto de S Maria, and El Puerto De Santa Maria in around 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Rota via Cádiz and Puerta Tierra in around 6 h 6 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Dos Hermanas (APT.-CGD.)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Dos Hermanas (APT.-CGD.) to Puerto de S Maria
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Transportes Bahia de Cadiz
Phone
+34 (0) 955 038 665
Website
siu.cmtbc.es
Bus from Puerta Tierra to Rota
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
siu.cmtbc.es
Transportes Comes
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Rota
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.es

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