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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  •  3h 28m

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

27€ - 35€

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Rideshare  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Murcie 397.1 km

20€ - 25€

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia

30€ - 45€

Bus via Tomelloso  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tomelloso 002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tomelloso to Murcia

40€ - 51€

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Murcia 396.4 km

40€ - 60€

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  4h 29m

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

40€ - 110€

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  6h 9m

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

68€ - 216€

Fly to Valencia, train  •  7h 3m

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

48€ - 135€

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Murcia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Murcia is 1.5 metres.

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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 train which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 3h 28m.

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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 four times a day, 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 which takes 3h 28m and costs 27€ - 35€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen takes 3h 28m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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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 Viajeros, 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 3h 28m and costs 27€ - 35€. 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 28m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen 4 times a day. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 3h 28m. 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 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 140€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Train operators
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Murcia Del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
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
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Tomelloso
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Bus from Tomelloso to Murcia
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 33€
Schedules at
interbus.es
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 Viajeros, arrive at Murcia Del Carmen 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 259+ 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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