|Avg. Bus Duration:|
5 hours 26 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$36|
|Buses depart from:||Madrid|
|Bus arrives in:||Murcia|
Taking the bus is a great way to get from Madrid to Murcia. Every day, travelers will have a choice of 17 direct services, which take between 4 hours 10 minutes and just over 6 hours to reach Murcia. Buses leave from breakfast to midnight, and there will be departures from both Barajas Airport and the center of town.
All buses to Murcia from Madrid are provided by the same company. Alsa, a Spanish subsidiary of the UK company National Express, is the sole provider of bus travel between the two cities, offering a regular direct service.
Most bus journeys between Madrid and Murcia will take between 4 hours 30 minutes and 5 hours to reach their destination. However, some can take as little as 4 hours 10 minutes, while slower services take 6 hours 35 minutes. So check schedules carefully to find the right journey duration.
Travelers can make the journey from Madrid to Murcia any day of the year. Every day, there should be 17 direct buses, originating at both Madrid Barajas Airport and the capital's Estacion Sur. Services leave from around 8:30 a.m. until just after midnight.
Departure Stations: Buses to Murcia depart from either Barajas Airport or the Estacion Sur. Barajas is located in north-eastern Madrid, a few miles from the city center, so will be useful both for arrivals and those staying in eastern suburbs. However, the Estacion Sur is probably more convenient for those staying near central Madrid. The city's main bus station, it can be found in Mendez Alvaro neighborhood. To get there, take Metro Line 6 or the Cercanias C-1 train.
Arrival station: All buses from Madrid will get into Murcia's Estacion de Autobuses. The bus station is located a short distance south-west of the historic center, and getting to most parts of Murcia should be simple. The bus station is a modern facility with a taxi rank attached and numerous stores to stock up on essentials. There's also a left luggage counter, which could make sight-seeing more convenient.