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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train via Orihuela  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela Ave

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Rideshare  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Murcie 397.1 km

6 alternative options

Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen Alv / ...

Bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia

Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia 395 km

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Alicante (ALC) MAD - ALC
  2. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia

Fly to Corvera  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Corvera (RMU) MAD - RMU

Fly to Valencia, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Murcia Del Carmen

Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Murcia is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 487 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 2m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Murcia Del Carmen. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 51m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
3h 10m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 2m
Journey distance:
487 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€54
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:55
Last service departs at:
19:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia walk and train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia is to rideshare, which costs €20 - €25 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia is to train via Orihuela which costs €50 - €100 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Murcia via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Murcia Del Carmen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Murcia is 348 km. The road distance is 395 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia without a car is to train via Orihuela which takes 3h 21m and costs €50 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia, including transfers.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia 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 Murcia is to train via Orihuela which takes 3h 21m and costs €50 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 6h 16m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €170 and takes 8h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia.
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  • Distance: 348.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia every 3 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via Bilbao, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via Vigo, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Corvera via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€53 - €57
Flexible
€70 - €95
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Murcie
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Orihuela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia is 395 km. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Murcia.

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

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There are 68+ hotels available in Murcia. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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