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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Marbella by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

$74 - $101

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Bus Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Marbella

$25

4 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Marbella

$37 - $62

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Marbella 364.2 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Malaga  •  4 h 17 min

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

$45 - $254

Fly to Granada, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Granada (GRX) MAD - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga
  3. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

$98 - $339

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to bus which costs 22€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Marbella is to train and bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 3 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Marbella. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Marbella is 446 km. The road distance is 582.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Marbella without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 29 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min 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 7 h 10 min and costs 22€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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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: 278.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras operates a bus from Madrid to Marbella every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, Iberia, Air Europa and Air Arabia Maroc fly from Madrid to Marbella every 4 hours.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Melilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Madrid to Marbella
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.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 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 Marbella
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Marbella is 583 km. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Madrid to Marbella.

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Air Europa, Air Arabia Maroc and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 3016+ hotels available in Marbella. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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