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5 h 30 m
5 h 36 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 416 km distance in an average of 5 h 36 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 30 m .
The slowest buses will take 5 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Málaga will cost around £ 19 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.
|Distance||257 miles (415 km)|
|Average coach duration||6 h 20 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£15 (€17)|
|Coach companies||Grupo Interbus or BlaBlaCar|
Coaches from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 20 min with our travel partners like Grupo Interbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £15, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga, Aeropuerto Malaga.
Spain's capital of Madrid serves as a major transportation hub for the whole country. Not surprisingly, there are many options for regular bus travel in Spain that connects many of the major cities to Madrid - including to the Costa del Sol city of Malaga. Buses from Madrid to Malaga run regularly all throughout the week on a route operated by Spanish bus provider, DAIBUS. The journey is direct and takes approximately 6 hours to complete. Buses depart all throughout the day, starting in the morning through to just before midnight.
Return buses from Malgas to Madrid are also available.
Buses from Madrid to the South of Spain depart from South Station, or Mendez-Alvaro Bus Station, which is a short Metro journey from the Atocha Train Station. This station is a major transport hub as many bus routes across Spain stop in Madrid at Mendez-Alvaro Bus Station - making connections from other cities onwards to Malaga possible. Madrid's efficient Metro system covers the whole city, the airport and outlying districts, and offers the easiest connections to the station from within the capital. For late evening transport to the station, night buses run as well as taxis are accessible to the bus station.
Malaga is a cosmopolitan city and a popular tourist destination on the Costa del Sol. With its pedestrianised historic centre and rejuvenated harbour area, Malaga is a pleasant place to explore on foot and enjoy al-fresco dining on tapas and fresh seafood. Visitors can explore the Cathedral, the Alcazar and Castillo de Gibralforo, as well as discovering the works of Picasso in the city's excellent galleries and museums. Buses arrive into Malaga at the Maria Zambrano Bus and Train Station. This new complex is just 1 km from the heart of Malaga. Local buses run from Maria Zambrano to the city, the airport, Malaga province and along the coast. Cercania trains also stop at the airport and resort towns, such as Fuengirola and Torremolinos. The first stage of Malaga's long-awaited Metro system opened in the Summer of 2014, with two lines serving the West of the city and provides easy connections. Taxis are also available at the bus and train station.
When taking a coach from Madrid, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When you arrive in Málaga, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Malaga, Aeropuerto Malaga, Málaga, Puerto Málaga and Malaga, Estación de Autobuses.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga, Aeropuerto Malaga.
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this route, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Madrid. The most popular arrival coach station in Málaga, called Malaga, Aeropuerto Malaga, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.
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