This was one of the worst bus experiences I’ve ever had. The bus was not as advertised. The WiFi didn’t work for over half the trip, the tray table was broken, the tv didn’t work, the seats were not even close to spacious. I am 5’4” and my knees touched the chair in front of me. People were literally yelling on the bus for hours and no effort was made to stop them.
Our seats were in a row of 5 and were above the engine. It was therefore extremely hot.
The middle seat didnot have a screen or bag to put belongings. It should be clear where your seat is going to be and a choice given. Otherwise OK.
The bus got a flat tire on the way. The driver continued to drive on the flat tire until the metal rims were grinding on the cement and smoke was visible. The driver was very unprepared for that kind of thing. We waited roughly thirty minutes for help to arrive while the driver tried to warn the oncoming traffic that there was a broken-down bus in the right hand lane just around a curve. Then it took the experts nearly two hours to get the tires off and put the new ones on. No apology was given for the inconvenience.
The busdriver was driving way to fast, we arrived one hour earlier than informed to Malaga. The air condition in the bus was also very poor and the bus was very hot and that resulted in many sweaty people and a very smelly, hot and sweaty bus. Would not reccommend.
Overall ok comparing to the fare. However the seat we sat was terrible;broken seatbelt and chair back, no cushion at all. For 7 hour long trip those things are necessary to make it work. But the driver treat us showing flexibility and kindness in this situation. He let us sit other seats available. That helped we feel better.
Last row is super narrow and even sold a seat in the middle! It's really dangerous. And the driver stopped on the midway over half a hour(so arrived lately I guess) and kept customers await in the heating weather.
Air conditioning broke down. Horrible trip, two emergency stops because it was around 40C in the bus (like outside). Arrived 3-4 hrs later. Busdriver was kind and actively tried to fix the situation but communication towards foreign people (like me) was minimal- we had no clue what was going to happen.
Seat was broken, had to sit fully reclined the entire trip. After 6 hrs, my back was killing me. Also- because I had the window seat ‘above’ the toilet, we were seated higher than the lady seated in front of me. When she reclined her chair, my knees got painfully stuck. Very unpleasant trip.
I clearly got the unlucky seat. No air conditioning, the personal tv wasn’t working especially for a long bus ride I was on (everyone else’s was fine) and the fact that WiFi wasn’t connecting either. Overall fail of a ride for the 6 hours I was on the bus.
When I selected my seat online... it was not the same bus that came. I ended up in seat 61 in the center of the bus (would not have selected if the bus seat map was correct). The TV sets didn't work for 6 seats around me. Wifi was not working.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Madrid - Málaga
How much does a bus ticket from Madrid to Málaga cost?
The average bus ticket price from Madrid to Málaga is £20. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Málaga is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Málaga?
The average travel time between Madrid and Málaga is around 6h 10m, although the fastest bus will take about 6h. This is the time it takes to travel the 259 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Madrid and Málaga?
The number of buses from Madrid to Málaga can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 4 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Madrid to Málaga by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Madrid to Málaga?
When taking the bus from Madrid to Málaga, you can travel comfortably and safely with Union Ivkoni.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Madrid to Málaga?
Buses travelling between Madrid and Málaga leave from Estación Sur or Aeropuerto MAD T4 and arrive at Estación de Autobuses, Aeropuerto / Airport (AGP), Puerto.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: the best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Madrid to Málaga costs around £15 for departures 30 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Madrid to Málaga vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £15 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £15.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Madrid to Málaga, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save £1.
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Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Madrid and Málaga!
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Madrid to Málaga, get comfy and count the stars.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Madrid to Málaga will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Madrid to Málaga while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
Did you know?
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