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

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Fly to Alicante  •  5h 16m

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

41€ - 191€

3 alternative options

Fly to Valencia, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Valencia (VLC) AGP - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino

45€ - 178€

Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Alicante

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 11m

  1. Drive from Marbella to Alicante 526.2 km

50€ - 75€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Alicante is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 5h 11m.

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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 526.2 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Alicante without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m 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 fly which takes 5h 16m and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 9h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m 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: 438.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and five other airlines fly from Marbella to Alicante every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Marbella to Alicante 3 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 9h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Malaga to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
11€ - 130€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 460€
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-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
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 Marbella to Alicante
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Alicante is 526 km. It takes approximately 5h 11m to drive from Marbella to Alicante.

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Iberia, Air Europa, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 434+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs 5€ - 7€.

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