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There are 7 ways to get from Rabat to Málaga by bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry, plane, rideshare or train

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rabat to Algeciras
  2. Take the bus from Algeciras to Estepona
  3. Take the bus from Estepona to Málaga

$40 - $60

6 alternative options

Bus  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rabat to Malaga

$170 - $270

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Rabat to Tangier
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
  3. Drive from Tarifa to Málaga

$81 - $191

Fly Rabat to Malaga  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rabat (RBA) to Malaga (AGP) RBA - AGP

$182 - $865

Grand Taxi to Tangier, fly to Malaga  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the Grand Taxi from Rabat to Tangier
  2. Fly from Tangier (TNG) to Malaga (AGP) TNG - AGP

$66 - $358

Train to Casablanca, fly to Malaga  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casa-Voyageurs
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Malaga (AGP) CMN - AGP

$67 - $306

Fly Rabat to Sevilla, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Rabat (RBA) to Sevilla (SVQ) RBA - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Malaga

$339 - $1,991

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rabat to Málaga is to bus and ferry and bus which costs MAD 380 - MAD 600 and takes 6 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rabat to Málaga is to fly which costs MAD 1,700 - MAD 8,500 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rabat and arriving at Malaga. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 36 h 30 min.

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The distance between Rabat and Málaga is 372 km.

The best way to get from Rabat to Málaga without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 6 h 20 min and costs MAD 380 - MAD 600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Rabat to Málaga, including transfers.

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Rabat to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Rabat station.

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The best way to get from Rabat to Málaga is to bus which takes 36 h 30 min and costs MAD 1,600 - MAD 2,500. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs MAD 1,700 - MAD 8,500 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rabat Airport to Malaga Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Rabat to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Malaga station.

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Map of how to get from Rabat to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 232.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

What companies run services between Rabat, Morocco and Málaga, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Rabat to Málaga 3 times a week. Tickets cost $170 - $270 and the journey takes 36 h 30 min. Alternatively, Air France, Air Europa and four other airlines fly from Rabat to Málaga 5 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rabat to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Rabat to Malaga via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Rabat to Malaga via Madrid, Melilla
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Rabat to Malaga via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rabat to Malaga via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rabat to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Tangier to Malaga
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Casablanca to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rabat to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Cordoba Central to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Rabat to Algeciras
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Algeciras to Estepona
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Bus from Estepona to Málaga
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
portillo.avanzabus.com
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 Rabat to Malaga
Ave. Duration
36 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$42 - $45
Standard Car
$110 - $125
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
intershipping.es
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Rabat to Tangier
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
heymorocco.com

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Málaga is 1 h ahead of Rabat. It is currently 2:15 PM in Rabat and 3:15 PM in Málaga.

Air France, Air Europa, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Rabat Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Rabat to Málaga bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 4174+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rabat to Rabat Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs MAD 95 - MAD 120.

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