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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Murcia by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Murcie

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia

Train via Chamartín

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Orihuela

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Murcia

Fly to Alicante, bus

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

Fly to Almeria, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Almeria (LEI)
  2. Take the bus from Almeria to Murcia

Fly to Valencia, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC)
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Murcia Del Carmen

Madrid to Murcia by train

13 Weekly Trains
4h 21m Average Duration
€62 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Murcia is to rideshare which costs €20 - €25 and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Murcia is to drive which costs €65 - €100 and takes 3h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Murcia. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Murcia. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Murcia Del Carmen via Orihuela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Madrid and Murcia is 349 km. The road distance is 396.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Murcia without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Madrid to Murcia, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Murcia train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Murcia is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €60 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 4h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Murcia.
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  • Distance: 349.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela twice daily. Tickets cost €55 - €110 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia every 3 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €160
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €130
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€55 - €75
Promo+
€62 - €66
Flexible
€80 - €110
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€45 - €65
Promo+
€54 - €58
Flexible
€70 - €95
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. 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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
ALSA
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
ALSA
Bus from Almeria to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
ALSA
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Murcie
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Murcia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Murcia station.

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Madrid to Murcia train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Orihuela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Murcia is 396 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Madrid to Murcia.

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

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Book your Madrid to Murcia train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 75+ hotels available in Murcia. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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