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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Torremolinos

Bus via Estación Tren Málaga

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Malaga

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena

Train, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP)
  3. Take the bus from Vilarosa to Bil Bil

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is to bus via Estación Tren Málaga, which costs €28 - €45 and takes 9h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is to train which costs €50 - €110 and takes 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Playa Bonita via Madrid Estación Sur and Torremolinos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 23m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Benalmádena is 431 km. The road distance is 546.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena without a car is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs €50 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Madrid Estación Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs €50 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €65 and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Torremolinos station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena.
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  • Distance: 430.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Benalmádena, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano every 4 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 51m. Alternatively, Interbus operates a bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Torremolinos 3 times a day. Tickets cost €21 - €60 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €70
Promo+
€58 - €63
Flexible
€75 - €100
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 Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
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 Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Torremolinos
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Interbus
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 Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is 546 km. It takes approximately 5h 30m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena.

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Iberia and Air Europa offer flights from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 778+ hotels available in Benalmádena. Prices start at €87 per night.

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