The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Barcelona to Málaga will cost around $ 271 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 197.
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5 h 20 m
7 h 13 m
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It's difficult to get from Barcelona to Málaga without changing at least 1 times.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
6 hours 54 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$115|
|Trains depart from:||Barcelona|
|Trains arrive in:||Málaga|
|Train Companies:||Renfe AVE|
Trains in Spain are a convenient way to travel between cities, with Renfe offering both domestic and international train routes in Spain. If you are heading to the beaches of southern Spain, catching trains from Barcelona to Malaga is easy. Two services every day are provided by Spain's national carrier Renfe. One leaves at 8:30 a.m., while the other departs just before 4:00 p.m. - giving you the choice of a morning or afternoon trip. In both cases, the journey takes around 6 hours to complete, and no changes are required. Services are the same at weekends as weekdays and no peak time charges apply.
Return trains from Malaga to Barcelona are also available.
All trains from Barcelona to Malaga depart from Barcelona Sants Station, which can be found in the city's Montjuic district. To get there from the city center, just take the Barcelona Metro to Sants-Estacion. The journey time from Las Ramblas or Eixample is only 10 minutes. If you are coming from more distant parts of the city, regional train services terminate at Sants, providing access from all parts of Catalonia. The airport at El Prat is also well connected to Sants, making it easy to transfer straight from your flight to Malaga.
Malaga is the gateway to some of Europe's sunniest, sandiest beaches, but it's more than that. This bustling, youthful city has vibrant nightlife, great food and some stunning historical attractions from the city's Moorish period. If you like good food and history - Malaga is a great place to come. Services between Barcelona and Malaga all arrive at Maria Zambrano Station, to the south-east of the city center and not far from Malaga's port. Buses C2 and 20 serve the center, while if you are heading on to resorts like Fuengirola, the Cercanias train network starts at Maria Zambrano.