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There are 4 ways to get from Marbella to Alicante by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Alicante Ouibus

$19 - $60

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Marbella to Alicante 329.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Alicante  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Alicante (ALC) AGP - ALC

$70 - $246

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Valencia (VLC) AGP - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$81 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to bus which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marbella and arriving at Alicante. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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The distance between Marbella and Alicante is 439 km. The road distance is 527.4 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Alicante without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 5 min and costs 17€ - 50€.

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The bus from Marbella to Alicante takes 9 h 5 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Marbella to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marbella station.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to bus which takes 9 h 5 min and costs 17€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Marbella to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 274.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 5 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Marbella to Alicante 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines fly from Marbella to Alicante hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
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 Marbella to Alicante
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Marbella to Alicante - bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Alicante is 527 km. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Marbella to Alicante.

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Air Europa, TAP Portugal, Norwegian Air International and five other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport.

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Book your Marbella to Alicante bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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There are 1845+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 7€ - 10€.

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