There are 5 ways to get from Marbella to Alicante by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus via Málaga  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga Portillo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Malaga Estacion to Alicante 232

28€ - 51€

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Alicante

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Marbella to Alicante 527.6 km

55€ - 85€

Fly to Alicante  •  5h 56m

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

41€ - 173€

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Valencia (VLC) AGP - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Alicante-Termino

56€ - 171€

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The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to bus via Málaga which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 8h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5h 12m.

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

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The distance between Marbella and Alicante is 439 km. The road distance is 527.6 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Alicante without a car is to bus via Málaga which takes 8h 56m and costs 28€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 8h 56m to get from Marbella to Alicante, including transfers.

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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 via Málaga which takes 8h 56m and costs 28€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 5h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 438.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 56m

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

You can take a bus from Marbella to Alicante via Malaga Estacion in around 8h 56m. Alternatively, Iberia, Air Europa and 10 other airlines fly from Marbella to Alicante hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 260€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 260€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 260€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Liege
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
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 Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Marbella to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
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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 Marbella to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Marbella to Alicante
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes de Area de Malaga
Phone
+ 34 (0) 955 038 665
Email
info@ctmam.es
Website
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Bus from Marbella to Málaga
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Malaga Estacion to Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Alicante is 528 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Marbella to Alicante.

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TUI fly Belgium, British Airways, Air France and seven other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 2135+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at 87€ 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 5€ - 10€.

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