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There are 8 ways to get from Motril to Barcelona by bus, train, 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

Bus, train via Madrid  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Montril to Estación Autobuses Málaga
  2. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...

124€ - 184€

Cheapest option

Bus to Malaga, fly  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Montril to Estación Autobuses Málaga
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Barcelona (BCN) AGP - BCN

35€ - 194€

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Motril to Malaga
  2. Take the train from Malaga to Barcelona Sants Ave

116€ - 175€

Bus, train #2  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Motril to Granada
  2. Take the train from Granada to Antequera-Santa Ana Ir
  3. Take the train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Barcelona Sants Ave

116€ - 166€

Bus  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Motril to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Barcelona

60€ - 97€

Drive  •  8h 43m

  1. Drive from Motril to Barcelona 561 miles

90€ - 140€

Bus to Almeria, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Motril to Almeria
  2. Fly from Almeria (LEI) to Barcelona (BCN) LEI - BCN

78€ - 310€

Bus to Granada, fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Motril to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Barcelona (BCN) GRX - BCN

59€ - 212€

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The cheapest way to get from Motril to Barcelona is to bus and fly which costs 30€ - 200€ and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Motril to Barcelona is to bus and fly which costs 30€ - 200€ and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Motril to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Motril and arriving at Barcelona via Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 55m.

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The distance between Motril and Barcelona is 712 km. The road distance is 897.6 km.

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The best way to get from Motril to Barcelona without a car is to bus and train via Madrid which takes 8h 50m and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 8h 50m to get from Motril to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Motril to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Motril station.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Motril to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Motril to Barcelona is 898 km. It takes approximately 8h 43m to drive from Motril to Barcelona.

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Map of how to get from Motril to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 444.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 50m

What companies run services between Motril, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a bus from Motril to Barcelona via Granada in around 16h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Almeria to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 1000€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Antequera-Santa Ana to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
renfe.com
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 Granada to Antequera-Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
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 Motril to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 25€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Motril to Granada
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Motril to Almeria
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 26€
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 Motril to Granada
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Ouibus

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

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