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Malaga to Roquetas de Mar

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 3:42pm
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Johnl7

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Ryanair are no longer flying from Ireland to Almeria. What is the best way to get from Malaga airport to Roquetas please?

chrisso50

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:34pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:34pm

Airport bus from Malaga airport to Almeria intermodal, two stops, comfy bus says my daughter, takes 3.5 hours, €21. Over-60s €15. (Price varies day to day). Then cheap 330 bus from Almeria to Roquetas (various stops inc. Urba and bus station).

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Johnl7

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:47pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:47pm

chrisso50 wrote on Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:34pm:

Airport bus from Malaga airport to Almeria intermodal, two stops, comfy bus says my daughter, takes 3.5 hours, €21. Over-60s €15. (Price varies day to day). Then cheap 330 bus from Almeria to Roquetas (various stops inc. Urba and bus station).

Chris

Thanks Chris,

Sounds like a bit of a trek but then what choice is there?

chrisso50

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:24pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:24pm

Johnl7 wrote on Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:47pm:

Thanks Chris,

Sounds like a bit of a trek but then what choice is there?

Cheaper than taxi or car hire. Plus on the bus you can read, watch or snooze!

Tim

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:45am

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Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:45am

There's a bus 20 euro 2.5 hrs on the  bus , I've used out side air port, I also use bla blah car about 10 euros if you can get one 

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Derrymore

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:30pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:30pm

Hi John17

Chrisso50's reply is the easiest way.  Take the Malaga airport Cercanias metro or local bus No 10 or 19 to Maria Zambrano train station.  Bus and metro are signposted clearly once you're in the "land side" of the airport.   It's only a short distance on the Cercanias to the bus and train station.   The bus station is right next door to the train station. 

On many maps Maria Zambrano train station is simply marked MZ.  As Chrisso50 said, you can get the bus to Almeria and then a local bus no 330 to RDM.  The overall cost will be around €25 one way.  There are no direct trains from Malaga to Almeria, but about 6 - 10 buses a day.  If you're in a hurry, make sure to choose an express bus.  Alsa and Avanza are the main operators on the route.

You can check if someone is travelling a similar journey to you at approximately the same time through www.blablacar.es.  You'll be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the fuel, typically around €7 per hour (per person) driving time.  

If you're in the mood for taking the scenic route, get the stopping train from MZ to Bobadilla (not the high speed AVE), and from there get the train to Granada.   From Granada get a bus to Almeria.  

The section of the line between MZ and Bobadilla is truly awesome engineering, and it was laid down in the mid 19th century by British engineers.  The Toblerone landscape is crossed by a series of tunnels and bridges.  The bus from Granada to Almeria passes Guadix where people live in houses carved out of the mountainside.  If you want to extend your house, you'll need a jack-hammer!  You can see some of these cave houses from the bus.  Make it your business get a window seat on the left side of the bus for the best views!  

Of course, you can fly into Alicante airport from Dublin.  Take the bus to Alicante bus station, and from there take the bus to Almeria.  The connections leave a bit to be desired, but if you check out the website www.rome2rio.com, you'll have a good idea of your options and the prices.

Good luck

chrisso50

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:56pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:56pm

Derrymore wrote on Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:30pm:

Hi John17

Chrisso50's reply is the easiest way.  Take the Malaga airport Cercanias metro or local bus No 10 or 19 to Maria Zambrano train station.  Bus and metro are signposted clearly once you're in the "land side" of the airport.   It's only a short distance on the Cercanias to t...

...he bus and train station.   The bus station is right next door to the train station. 

On many maps Maria Zambrano train station is simply marked MZ.  As Chrisso50 said, you can get the bus to Almeria and then a local bus no 330 to RDM.  The overall cost will be around €25 one way.  There are no direct trains from Malaga to Almeria, but about 6 - 10 buses a day.  If you're in a hurry, make sure to choose an express bus.  Alsa and Avanza are the main operators on the route.

You can check if someone is travelling a similar journey to you at approximately the same time through www.blablacar.es.  You'll be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the fuel, typically around €7 per hour (per person) driving time.  

If you're in the mood for taking the scenic route, get the stopping train from MZ to Bobadilla (not the high speed AVE), and from there get the train to Granada.   From Granada get a bus to Almeria.  

The section of the line between MZ and Bobadilla is truly awesome engineering, and it was laid down in the mid 19th century by British engineers.  The Toblerone landscape is crossed by a series of tunnels and bridges.  The bus from Granada to Almeria passes Guadix where people live in houses carved out of the mountainside.  If you want to extend your house, you'll need a jack-hammer!  You can see some of these cave houses from the bus.  Make it your business get a window seat on the left side of the bus for the best views!  

Of course, you can fly into Alicante airport from Dublin.  Take the bus to Alicante bus station, and from there take the bus to Almeria.  The connections leave a bit to be desired, but if you check out the website www.rome2rio.com, you'll have a good idea of your options and the prices.

Good luck

If you decide to go the scenic route via Granada there’s a train from Granada to Almeria. Cost €16pp and takes 2.5 hours.

Chris

Derrymore

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:33am

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:33am

chrisso50 wrote on Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:56pm:

If you decide to go the scenic route via Granada there’s a train from Granada to Almeria. Cost €16pp and takes 2.5 hours.

Chris

Hi Chrisso50.

I don't think the train from Granada to Almeria passes Guadix with its cave houses.  

roland

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:18pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:18pm

Derrymore wrote on Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:30pm:

Hi John17

Chrisso50's reply is the easiest way.  Take the Malaga airport Cercanias metro or local bus No 10 or 19 to Maria Zambrano train station.  Bus and metro are signposted clearly once you're in the "land side" of the airport.   It's only a short distance on the Cercanias to t...

...he bus and train station.   The bus station is right next door to the train station. 

On many maps Maria Zambrano train station is simply marked MZ.  As Chrisso50 said, you can get the bus to Almeria and then a local bus no 330 to RDM.  The overall cost will be around €25 one way.  There are no direct trains from Malaga to Almeria, but about 6 - 10 buses a day.  If you're in a hurry, make sure to choose an express bus.  Alsa and Avanza are the main operators on the route.

You can check if someone is travelling a similar journey to you at approximately the same time through www.blablacar.es.  You'll be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the fuel, typically around €7 per hour (per person) driving time.  

If you're in the mood for taking the scenic route, get the stopping train from MZ to Bobadilla (not the high speed AVE), and from there get the train to Granada.   From Granada get a bus to Almeria.  

The section of the line between MZ and Bobadilla is truly awesome engineering, and it was laid down in the mid 19th century by British engineers.  The Toblerone landscape is crossed by a series of tunnels and bridges.  The bus from Granada to Almeria passes Guadix where people live in houses carved out of the mountainside.  If you want to extend your house, you'll need a jack-hammer!  You can see some of these cave houses from the bus.  Make it your business get a window seat on the left side of the bus for the best views!  

Of course, you can fly into Alicante airport from Dublin.  Take the bus to Alicante bus station, and from there take the bus to Almeria.  The connections leave a bit to be desired, but if you check out the website www.rome2rio.com, you'll have a good idea of your options and the prices.

Good luck

Some ALSA services from Malaga bus station stop at El Parador (Hortichuelas) and I was on one that did so a few years ago. From there a taxi down to Roquetas might be 10 euros or so. The bus is just over 20 euros so 30 in total. Check that it stops in El Parador before getting your ticket.

Derrymore

Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:57pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:57pm

Johnl7 wrote on Sat Feb 24, 2024 3:42pm:

Ryanair are no longer flying from Ireland to Almeria. What is the best way to get from Malaga airport to Roquetas please?

Hi John17 

Veuling fly Dublin to Almería, change at Barcelona.  It's a bit clunky, but it eliminates the long trip on the bus from Malaga. You'll have to check out and check in at Barcelona. Fares start from just over €100 per person one way.  This is best suited when you can travel light with just an underseat bag.

You can also travel Aer Lingus/Iberia via Madrid. I don't know times or fares - but if you have checked in baggage, it'll go through to Almería. 

Overall travel time around 6/7 hours. Look up the details on a flight finder site such as kiwi.com, skyscanner.ie or gotogate.com. 

When you take a routing like this, make sure to have travel insurance in place for each person travelling. 

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