The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Madrid to Málaga is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||257 miles (415 km)|
|Average bus duration||6 h 10 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$20 (€17)|
|Bus frequency||10 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 4 direct buses a day|
|Bus providers||Grupo Interbus, Union Ivkoni International or BlaBlaCar|
Buses from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 10 min with our travel partners like Grupo Interbus, Union Ivkoni International or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $20 (€17), but the average price of bus tickets is $20 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Malaga, Estación de Autobuses.
Buses are a popular, affordable and convenient way to get from the Spanish capital to Málaga. There are 11-12 direct buses every day, with services departing from 7:00 a.m. until just before midnight, while the journey takes around 5-7 hours.
All direct buses to Málaga from Madrid are operated by InterBus. They run directly to central Malaga from either the capital's Estacion Sur or the airport, providing handy connections for those in central Madrid and people who have just flown in from abroad.
The fastest bus connections between Madrid and Málaga will take just under 6 hours to reach Estación Sur. It's worth noting that there is some variation between different buses, with some services taking as long as 7 hours and 15 minutes to complete the journey. With over an hour difference between the services, it's important to make sure that passengers book the best journey.
Buses depart throughout the day for Málaga, and on any given day travelers can expect a choice of 11-12 different departure times. Departures begin early in the morning at around 7:00 a.m. After that, there should be around 5 morning and lunchtime options, followed by departures every couple of hours until 11:59 p.m.
Departure bus stations: There are two departure points for buses from Madrid to Málaga. First, passengers can board at the InterBus stop outside Terminal 4 at the airport. Alternatively, buses depart from Estación Sur. To get there from central locations like Atocha or Chamartin, take the Cercanias C-1 light rail service.
Arrival bus station: All InterBus services to Málaga terminate at the same stop in the center of the city. All journeys will end at the Estación de Autobuses, on the Paseo de los Tilos, just southwest of the center. The bus station is less than a mile from the city center and just over the road from Maria Zambrano station, allowing easy transfers to cities like Seville. The Line A Express bus also runs from the bus station to Málaga's airport.
When departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4 and Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses. When arriving in Málaga, you can end your journey in bus stations like Malaga, Estación de Autobuses, Málaga, Av. Del Comandante García Morato (Aeropuerto - Llegadas T3) and Málaga, Aeropuerto de Malaga (Terminal 1).
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, which is located around 3 miles (4.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Malaga, Estación de Autobuses, located 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre.
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