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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 via Orihuela

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Murcie

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia

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 Valencia, train

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

Fly to Almeria, bus

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

Madrid to Murcia by train

The train journey time between Madrid and Murcia is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 486 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 2m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid to Murcia train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Murcia Del Carmen. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 51m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
3h 10m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 2m
Train distance:
486 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€54
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:55
Last train departs at:
19:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Murcia train schedules

Questions & Answers

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 train via Orihuela which costs €50 - €100 and takes 3h 13m.

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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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Murcia Del Carmen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 28m.

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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 via Orihuela which takes 3h 13m and costs €50 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m 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 via Orihuela which takes 3h 13m and costs €50 - €100. 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: 3h 13m

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 €45 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 23m. 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
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
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
+34 902 42 22 42
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.com
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
alsa.com
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
Book at
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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There are 68+ 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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