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Train Information between Barcelona and Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Barcelona to Málaga cover the 477 miles (769 km) long trip with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

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Train from Barcelona to Málaga with Renfe and AVE

Find the best trip between Barcelona and Málaga with Renfe and AVE. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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Enjoy a comfortable train between Barcelona and Málaga with Renfe, the main provider of train services in Spain and an official travel partner of Omio. Search Renfe train schedules and tickets on Omio for the best deals on trains for the 477 miles (769 km) journey from Barcelona to Málaga. With Renfe ticket types like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible, you’ll be sure to find the most affordable Barcelona to Málaga trip to suit your needs. Renfe even offers special discount cards to qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can also use on Omio.

As Renfe routes cover around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international railway, there is no shortage of fleets with different levels of comfort, amenities and time required to travel. The high-speed AVE trains serve long-distance routes, Alvia serves domestic routes in Spain, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain and Euromed serves routes along the stunning Mediterranean coastline. Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains are also included.

Renfe's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Barcelona to Málaga are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

Trains from Barcelona to Malaga: Journey Details

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.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Barcelona to Malaga

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Barcelona to Malaga. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Barcelona to Malaga and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Taking the Train from Barcelona

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.

Getting into Malaga by Train

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.

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Trains from Barcelona to Málaga
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FAQs
How many miles is it from Barcelona to Málaga by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Málaga from Barcelona by train to be approximately 477 miles (769 km).
When traveling by train from Barcelona to Málaga, which train station in Barcelona do I depart from and which train station in Málaga do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Málaga from Barcelona, you can choose to depart from train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Your journey can end in train stations such as Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Where do I find the Barcelona train station to Málaga? Where is the Málaga train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Barcelona Sants, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Barcelona. The most popular arrival train station in Málaga, called Malaga María Zambrano, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train providers can take me between Barcelona and Málaga?
For the trip from Barcelona to Málaga you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Barcelona and Málaga on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Málaga? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Málaga?
The earliest train for this route departs from Barcelona at 1: 50 PM. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 1: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Barcelona to Málaga and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Málaga
Barcelona Estació De França
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