There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Lorca 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.

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Lorca-Sutullena Ic

$60 - $80

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lorca

$30 - $55

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lorca 287 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  6 h 5 min

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

$65 - $247

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI) MAD - LEI
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Vera
  3. Take the bus from Vera to Lorca

$120 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lorca is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lorca is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Lorca. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías and arriving at Lorca-Sutullena. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Lorca is 351 km. The road distance is 459.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lorca without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs 50€ - 70€.

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The train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Lorca-Sutullena takes 4 h 49 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Madrid to Lorca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lorca.
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  • Distance: 219.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Lorca twice a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Lorca twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Almeria via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Lorca-Sutullena
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Lorca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Lorca
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Vera
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vera to Lorca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Interbus Murcia
Phone
968 291 911
Email
murcia@interbus.es
Website
interbusmurcia.es
Bus from Murcia to Lorca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
interbusmurcia.es
Book at
movelia.es
Transportes Comes
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Murcia to Lorca
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
BusbamSL
Phone
902 22 72 72
Email
atencionaclientes@busbam.com
Website
busbam.com
Bus from Almería to Vera
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$33 - $35
Schedules at
busbam.com

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