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There are 6 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 via Malága-María Zambrano

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Malaga

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Torremolinos

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena

Train, fly to Malaga

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP)
  3. Take the train from Malága-María Zambrano to Benalmádena-arroyo De La Miel

Fly to Granada, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Granada (GRX)
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is to bus via Malága-María Zambrano, which costs €27 - €40 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is to train which costs €50 - €100 and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Las Mimosas via Madrid Estacion Sur and Torremolinos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Torremuelle via Malága-María Zambrano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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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 43m and costs €50 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €50 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €65 and takes 8h 55m.

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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 43m

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, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Torremolinos twice daily. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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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
Train from Malága-María Zambrano to Benalmádena-arroyo De La Miel
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Torremolinos
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
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 Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Benalmádena train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

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

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There are 1003+ hotels available in Benalmádena. Prices start at €87 per night.

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