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

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Train, fly  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI) MAD - LEI

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Bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Roquetas de Mar Vac-216

3 alternative options

Train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria 276

Bus via Madrid Estacion Sur  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Roquetas De Mar

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar 567.6 km

Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Roquetas de Mar is around 8h 26m and covers a distance of around 577 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 48m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 26m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros, BusbamSL and Consorcio de Transporte Metropolitano Area de Almería. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 38m
Layover time:
1h 48m
Total time:
8h 26m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 26m
Journey distance:
577 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€63
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:19
Last service departs at:
08:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar walk, train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar is to bus which costs €29 - €33 and takes 7h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar is to train and fly which takes 3h 23m and costs €90 - €240.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Roquetas de Mar via Madrid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Roquetas de Mar is 416 km. The road distance is 567.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar without a car is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs €35 - €75.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar bus services, operated by BusbamSL, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs €35 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €33 and takes 7h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Almeria Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar bus services, operated by BusbamSL, arrive at Roquetas de Mar station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar.
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  • Distance: 415.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Roquetas de Mar, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 6h 8m. Alternatively, BusbamSL operates a bus from Madrid to Roquetas de Mar twice daily. Tickets cost €28 - €31 and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Train operators
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 (0) 902 320 320
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
902 320 320
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
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
BusbamSL
Phone
902 22 72 72
Email
atencionaclientes@busbam.com
Website
busbam.com
Bus from Madrid to Roquetas de Mar
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €31
Schedules at
busbam.com
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 Roquetas De Mar
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar is 568 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Roquetas de Mar.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Almeria Airport.

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