There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Marbella by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train, bus  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella L-315 / ...

55€ - 108€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Marbella Irun

21€ - 65€

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Marbella 582.9 km

60€ - 90€

Fly to Malaga  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Malaga (AGP) MAD - AGP

40€ - 338€

Fly to Tangier, car ferry, bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tangier (TNG) MAD - TNG
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
  3. Take the bus from Algeciras to Marbella

90€ - 317€

Fly to Granada, bus  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Granada (GRX) MAD - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Marbella

62€ - 267€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to bus which costs 21€ - 65€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to train and bus which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Méndez Álvaro and arriving at Marbella. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid and Marbella is 446 km. The road distance is 582.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 23m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Madrid to Marbella, including transfers.

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Madrid to Marbella bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Madrid Méndez Álvaro station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to bus which takes 7h 5m and costs 21€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 40€ - 340€ and takes 4h 19m.

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

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Madrid to Marbella bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Marbella station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Marbella.
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  • Distance: 445.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

Interbus operates a bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Marbella hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 50€ and the journey takes 7h 5m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Iberia and Air Europa fly from Madrid to Marbella every 4 hours.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 500€
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 430€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
50€ - 70€
Promo+
58€ - 63€
Flexible
75€ - 100€
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Bus from Granada to Marbella
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 25€
Schedules at
malaga.avanzagrupo.com
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Marbella
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Transportes de Area de Malaga
Phone
+ 34 (0) 955 038 665
Email
info@ctmam.es
Website
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Socibus
Phone
+34 902 22 92 92
Email
comunicacion@socibus.es?__xts__=
Website
socibusventas.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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socibusventas.es
Bus from Madrid to Marbella
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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socibusventas.es
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
socibusventas.es
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socibusventas.es
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 Marbella
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Algeciras to Marbella
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Marbella
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
38€
Website
Inter Shipping
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
37€ - 40€
Standard Car
100€ - 110€

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Marbella is 583 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Madrid to Marbella.

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

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There are 3810+ hotels available in Marbella. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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