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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  4h 12m

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

€55 - €105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Fuengirola Madrid

€24 - €66

4 alternative options

Bus via Málaga  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Malaga N1158

€30 - €44

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas 563.5 km

€55 - €85

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP) MAD - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Málaga Estación Tren Málaga to Fuengirola Ajolí
  3. Take the bus from Ajolí to La Cala de Mijas

€36 - €132

Fly to Granada, bus  •  7h 39m

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

€63 - €187

Madrid Atocha Station → La Cala de Mijas
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Cala de Mijas is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas is to bus via Málaga which costs €29 - €45 and takes 9h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas is to train. Taking this option will cost €55 - €110 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at La Cala de Mijas via Madrid Estación Sur, Terminal Fuengirola and Policía Nacional. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and La Cala de Mijas is 442 km. The road distance is 563.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas without a car is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €55 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas 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 La Cala de Mijas is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €55 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €70 and takes 8h 26m.

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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 La Cala de Mijas bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Fuengirola station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas.
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  • Distance: 442.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and La Cala de Mijas, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano every 3 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 49m. Alternatively, Interbus operates a bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Fuengirola 4 times a week. Tickets cost €21 - €60 and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €70
Promo+
€58 - €63
Flexible
€75 - €100
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Estación Sur to Fuengirola
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Schedules at
interbus.es
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Málaga Estación Tren Málaga to Fuengirola Ajolí
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Ajolí to La Cala de Mijas
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Granada to Málaga
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Transportes de Area de Malaga
Phone
+ 34 (0) 955 038 665
Email
info@ctmam.es
Website
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Bus from Ajolí to La Cala de Mijas
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Schedules at
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas is 564 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to La Cala de Mijas.

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

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There are 709+ hotels available in La Cala de Mijas. Prices start at €87 per night.

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