Details of how to get from Madrid to Murcia by various forms of transport.
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Madrid to Murcia by TrainThe train from Murcia to Madrid takes about 4h30 and costs about 40 euros.
This ticket is only available from Renfe.es, Spain's official rail website, which has been described as "like Alice in Wonderland, where nothing seems to be what it really is" by Trip Advisor. I recommend buying your tickets in person.
Trains from Madrid to Murcia depart from Atocha train station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid
Residents of Canada and USA should instead use Rail Europe and get their tickets delivered to their home address. Citizens of other countries should also use the link below to check timetables but buy tickets in person.
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Madrid to Murcia by BusThere are regular buses throughout the day between Madrid and Murcia. The journey takes six hours and costs about 25 euros.
You can book most bus tickets in Spain online at no extra charge. Just pay with a credit card and print out the e-ticket.
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Buses from Madrid to Murcia depart from Mendez Alvaro bus station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid.
Madrid to Murcia by CarThe 400km journey from Madrid to Murcia takes about four hours. The drive is not particularly interesting - an alternative but longer route involves going via Cuenca to Valencia (stopping at one or both of those for a night) and then driving down the coast. This route covers 648km but takes in two nice places to visit on the way.
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Flights from Madrid to MurciaThere are some cheap flights from Madrid to Murcia, especially if booked in advance.
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