How to travel from Alicante to Málaga

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from Alicante to Málaga

You can get from Alicante to Málaga by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Alicante to Málaga on Oct 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:01PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante7h14 08:15PMMálaga
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01:01PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante7h14 08:15PMMálaga
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12:45AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante7h15 08:00AMMálaga
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02:45PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante7h15 10:00PMMálaga
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09:45AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante8h45 06:30PMMálaga
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Travel Information to Málaga from Alicante

distanceDistance242 miles (391 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$49 - $192
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $49 (€46) • 7 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $192 (€181) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Iberia Express

Travel 242 miles (391 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Málaga from Alicante. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€46). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or Iberia Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Alicante to Málaga.

How to get from Alicante to Málaga

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Alicante to Málaga there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 77,55% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Alicante to Málaga. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Alicante to Málaga

Travel Tips: Travel to Málaga easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Alicante to Málaga.

There are 4 ways to travel from Alicante to Málaga including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Málaga is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $49 (€46) compared to other travel options to Málaga:

A bus is generally $143 (€135) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $192 (€181) from Alicante to Málaga.

A bus is $9 (€9) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Alicante to Málaga costing on average $58 (€55).

The fastest way to get to Málaga from Alicante is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Málaga can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Málaga by bus can take on average 7 h 14 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 14 h 26 min   of travel time.

Málaga is approximately 242 miles (391 km) away from Alicante.

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Málaga is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Alicante and Málaga as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Alicante to Málaga:

  • Buses mostly leave from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses and tend to arrive in Málaga, Puerto Málaga.
  • Flights from Alicante to Málaga most often leave from Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.
  • Trains from Alicante to Málaga most often leave from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Alicante to Málaga:

  • You can travel from Alicante to Málaga by bus with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $49 (€46) with Alsa from Alicante to Málaga.
  • You can travel to Málaga from Alicante by flight with Iberia Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $192 (€181) with Iberia Express from Alicante to Málaga.

Yes, there are direct routes from Alicante to Málaga with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Málaga with Alsa with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Málaga tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Alicante to Málaga don't make Málaga their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Málaga are Madrid, Sevilla or Barcelona, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Málaga to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Alicante to Málaga, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $49 (€46) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $192 (€181) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $58 (€55) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Alicante to Málaga online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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