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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Marbella by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella L-607 / ...

57€ - 107€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Marbella Madrid

21€ - 65€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Marbella 582.4 km

55€ - 85€

Fly  •  4h 24m

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

40€ - 126€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Marbella is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to bus which costs 21€ - 65€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to train and bus which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 4h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Marbella. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Madrid and Marbella is 446 km. The road distance is 582.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 2m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Madrid to Marbella, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to bus which takes 7h 10m and costs 21€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 4h 24m.

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

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Madrid to Marbella bus services, operated by ALSA, 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: 4h 2m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Marbella twice daily. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 7h 10m. Interbus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Iberia and Air Europa fly from Madrid to Marbella 3 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
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 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
50€ - 70€
Promo+
58€ - 63€
Flexible
75€ - 100€
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Málaga to Marbella
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Marbella
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 65€
Schedules at
interbus.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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Marbella is 582 km. It takes approximately 5h 51m 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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Book your Madrid to Marbella bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 807+ hotels available in Marbella. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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