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Travel Information to Alicante from Málaga

distanceDistance242 miles (391 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$43 - $122
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€37) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $66 (€57) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Iberia Express or AVE

Travel 242 miles (391 km) by train, bus or flight from Málaga to Alicante. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Iberia Express or AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Málaga to Alicante.

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from Málaga to Alicante

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

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bus

The best way to travel from Málaga to Alicante is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
08:00AM8h30
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
04:30PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
$681One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
09:00AM10h00
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
07:00PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
$601One-way
2 transfers
Fastest
Alsa
09:30PM7h15
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
04:45AMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
$681One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Alsa
07:00AM9h30
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
04:30PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
$681One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
07:00AM9h30
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
04:30PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
$691One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
09:00AM11h10
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
08:10PMAlicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
$641One-way
2 transfers

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How to get from Málaga to Alicante

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If you want to travel from Málaga to Alicante there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 80,00% 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 Málaga to Alicante. 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 between Málaga and Alicante on Vueling Airlines, Alsa and Renfe travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These travel types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter travel and Trenhotel night travel.

    Alsa is the main provider of travel travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of travel with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal travel with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium travel provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other travel tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

        FAQs: Travel from Málaga to Alicante

        FAQs: Travel to Alicante 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 Málaga to Alicante.
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        There are 3 travel options from Málaga to Alicante: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Alicante is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $43 (€37) compared to other travel options to Alicante:

        A bus is $23 (€20) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $66 (€57) from Málaga to Alicante.

        Taking a bus costs $79 (€68) less than taking a train, which costs on average $122 (€105) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Alicante from Málaga is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 10 min.

        Other travel options to Alicante take longer:

        Bus takes 6 h 15 min on average.

        Train takes on average 6 h 33 min.

        The distance from Málaga to Alicante is approximately 242 miles (391 km).

        The average frequency per day from Málaga to Alicante is:

        • 10 buses per day.
        • 2 trains per day.

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

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

        • Buses most often depart from Málaga at Malaga, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Alicante at Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant (Salidas - Estación de autobuses).
        • Flights from Málaga to Alicante most often leave from Malaga Airport and arrive in Alicante Elche Airport.
        • Trains most often depart from Málaga at Málaga María Zambrano and arrive in Alicante at Alicante-Terminal.

        The following travel companies offer services from Málaga to Alicante:

        • Travel with Alsa, BlaBlaCar or Infobus to go to Alicante by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Málaga to Alicante tickets on Omio for $43 (€37).
        • Travel with Iberia Express, Vueling Airlines or Air Nostrum to go to Alicante by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Airlines Málaga to Alicante tickets on Omio for $66 (€57).
        • Travel with AVE, iryo, Renfe AVLO, Renfe, Renfe (13), Renfe ALVIA or Renfe (3) to go to Alicante by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find AVE Málaga to Alicante tickets on Omio for $122 (€105).

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

        • You can find 4 direct buses per day to Alicante with Alsa.

        Direct services to Alicante 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 trip.

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