There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Almería by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI) MAD - LEI

71€ - 231€

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Rideshare  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Almería 542.4 km

25€ - 30€

3 alternative options

Train  •  6h 28m

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

30€ - 45€

Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Almería Vac-216

28€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Almería 542.2 km

55€ - 85€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Almería is to bus which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Almería is to fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Almería. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias and arriving at Almeria. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Madrid and Almería is 412 km. The road distance is 542.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Almería without a car is to train which takes 6h 28m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Madrid to Almería, including transfers.

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Madrid to Almería bus services, operated by BusbamSL, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Almería train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Almería is to fly which takes 2h 49m and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 6h 28m, you could also bus, which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 6h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Almería.
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  • Distance: 412.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Almería, Spain?

Iberia flies from Madrid to Almería 4 times a day. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 28m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Almeria
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
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 Almería
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 30€
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 Almeria
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Almería
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Almeria Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Madrid to Almería bus services, operated by BusbamSL, arrive at Almería station.

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Madrid to Almería train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Almeria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Almería is 542 km. It takes approximately 5h 40m to drive from Madrid to Almería.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Almeria Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Almería train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Madrid to Almería bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Almería. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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