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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Murcia del Carmen Atr / ...

$50 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Murcie 248.4 miles

$23 - $29

6 alternative options

Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Albacete to Murcia del Carmen Atr / ...

$70 - $100

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Murcia

$30 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Murcia 247.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  4 h 22 min

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

$59 - $220

Fly to Almeria, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$109 - $336

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$68 - $282

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Murcia is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Murcia is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Murcia. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías and arriving at Murcia del Carmen. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Murcia is 349 km. The road distance is 396.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Murcia without a car is to train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 60€.

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The train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Murcia del Carmen takes 4 h 5 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Murcia.
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  • Distance: 218.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Murcia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Murcia 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Almeria via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Albacete to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Almeria to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Murcie
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Book at
blablacar.es

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