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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

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Bus via Málaga

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Malaga
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Marbella

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella

Train, fly

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

Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Marbella is around 4h 16m and covers a distance of around 575 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 20m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE and Avanza Grupo. Typically 65 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 44m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
4h 16m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 20m
Journey distance:
575 km
Services per week:
65
Cheapest price:
€58
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:35
Last service departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella walk, train and bus schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Marbella
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Marbella is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Marbella is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Marbella is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella is to bus via Málaga which costs €30 - €50 and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella is to train and bus which costs €55 - €110 and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Marbella via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Marbella is 445 km. The road distance is 581.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 33m and costs €55 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella, including transfers.

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

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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 Marbella bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marbella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella is 581 km. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Marbella.

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  • Distance: 445.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Marbella twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €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 49m
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.

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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
5 times a day
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 Marbella
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
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
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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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport.

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