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How to get to Murcia from Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga

Murcia is a city in southeastern Spain. Although it is landlocked, it is close to many beach destinations and can be a good starting point for your trip to the south and southeast of Spain, especially if you can get a cheap flight to Murcia airport.

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Flights to Murcia

Murcia has an international airport with flights from all over Spain and the rest of Europe, although many of them are seasonal. There are no flights from Malaga to Murcia.

Transportation to and from Murcia airport

Public transport to and from the airport is limited, with only three buses per day in each direction to the city center of Murcia and no connections to other cities in the region. If there is no bus to match your arrival, it is best to take a taxi to the city center. A taxi should cost between 30 and 40 euros.

How to go from Madrid to Murcia by train and bus

There are three or four trains a day to Murcia from Madrid (and in the other direction as well). Trains usually cost around 45 euros, starting from the Atocha train station.

There are regular buses throughout the day between Madrid and Murcia. The bus takes between four and a half and six and a half and costs around 30-40 euros.

Buses from Madrid to Murcia leave from the Méndez Álvaro bus station. Read more about Bus and train stations in Madrid

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Madrid to Murcia by car (with suggested stops en route)

The 400 km trip from Madrid to Murcia takes about four hours. The journey is not particularly interesting: an alternative but longer route involves going through Cuenca, which adds a little over an hour to your travel time, but is well worth visiting. Then you could also add in Valencia, but this would add another 90 minutes to your travel time.

Malaga to Murcia by bus, train and car

Buses from Malaga to Murcia cost about 30 euros and last about 6 hours. There are some services (managed by Eurolines) that cost a bit more but are not faster.

There are no direct trains from Malaga to Murcia.

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The 400 km journey from Malaga to Murcia takes approximately four hours, traveling on the A-92 and A-7. Consider a stop in Granada to end your trip.

Barcelona to Murcia by train, bus and car

The train from Murcia to Barcelona takes about seven hours and costs about 60 euros.

Trains from Barcelona to Murcia depart from Barcelona Sants station. Read more about Bus and train stations in Barcelona

Buses from Barcelona to Murcia cost about 50 euros and take about nine hours. The bus from Barcelona to Murcia departs from Barcelona Nord and Sants stations.

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The 600 km journey from Barcelona to Murcia takes approximately six hours, traveling mainly on the AP-7 road. Note: AP roads are toll roads.

Stops en route from Barcelona to Murcia

Whether you are traveling by train, bus, or car, there are many stops along the way that are worth considering, with Valencia being the most obvious option.

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