Barcelona to Málaga train

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga

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03:45PMBarcelona Sants6h01 09:46PMMalaga María Zambrano
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11:00AMBarcelona Sants6h52 05:52PMGranada
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Train schedule from Barcelona to Málaga

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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Oct 04

Fastest Journey

6 h 1 m

Average

7 h 24 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

769 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Barcelona for Málaga every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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03:45PMBarcelona Sants6h01 09:46PMMalaga María Zambrano
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1001One-way
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11:00AMBarcelona Sants6h52 05:52PMGranada
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1331One-way
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1451One-way
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2131One-way

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$119 (€114)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Málaga cover the 477 miles (769 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 1 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $119 (€114), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $104 (€100). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Train providers: AVE from Barcelona to Málaga trains

You can travel by train to Málaga from Barcelona with AVE for as low as $104 (€100). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Travel comfortably between Barcelona and Málaga with AVE, Renfe's high-speed trains. When you travel on the AVE train from Barcelona to Málaga, the distance to travel is 477 miles (769 km) and prices start as low as $104 (€100). Check all the AVE train schedules and find the cheapest ticket from Barcelona to Málaga on Omio!

Renfe is the main railroad company in Spain and offers a wide variety of AVE tickets perfect for your budget, such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card that you can add when booking your Renfe AVE ticket with Omio.

The Renfe AVE trains are among the fastest in the world, reaching 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, and the AVE connects the main cities of the country in just a few hours, offering comfort and flexibility in long and medium distances. All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms and entertainment on board, and when you book your ticket on Omio, we offer you the possibility of choosing the seat that suits you best.

Barcelona to Málaga train information with AVE:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 1 min
  • Average Price: $104
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Barcelona to Malaga

There is a daily train operating the route from Barcelona to Malaga in Spain. It runs once a day on the high-speed train, on every day of the week. The journey is direct and doesn’t require any train changes along the way. It takes about 5h 56min to cover the approximately 477 miles (769 km) between Barcelona and Malaga. Omio also offers more frequent trains from Barcelona to the city of Granada, about 78 miles (125 km) northeast of Malaga.

Barcelona to Malaga Train Time: Daily Departures

There is just one train a day offered for the route from Barcelona to Malaga. This same route is available Sunday through Saturday. It’s on the Spanish high-speed train and takes more or less 5h 56min to get to Malaga. This train from Barcelona to Malaga departs at around 3:50 p.m., arriving in Malaga at about 9:46 p.m. There are also three more route options offered, every day except Mondays, that arrive in the city of Granada, instead of Malaga. On Mondays, there is only one alternative route to Granada from Barcelona.

How long is the journey by train from Barcelona to Malaga?

The train from Barcelona is direct and doesn’t require changing trains at any point before arriving in Malaga. The total duration of this journey adds up to about 5h 56min, covering a distance of more or less 477 miles (769 km). The route is operated by one of the Spanish railway’s high-speed trains. The alternative options offered that arrive in Granada, instead of Malaga, take from about 6h 52min to 9h 22min. This time difference depends on the number of changes the train makes before arriving at the final destination.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to Malaga?

Departure train station: The trains for this route depart from the Barcelona-Sants Train Station. This Barcelona train station is located about 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of the city center. There is a complete public transportation system in the city of Barcelona that can get you to the train station from any part of the city. From downtown it can take you more or less 15min to get to Barcelona-Sants by metro. The Barcelona-Sants Train Station offers a variety of dining options as well as shops and travel information points.

Arrival train station: The arrival station in Malaga is the Malaga Maria Zambrano Train Station. This Malaga train station is located out of the downtown area, just about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the historic city center. It’s possible to get to the center by public transportation or even walking. The Malaga metro system can get you downtown in under 15min, and walking can take more or less 20min. The Malaga María Zambrano Train Station has multiple restaurants, car rental agencies, various stores and even a movie theater.

Malaga Plaza Tourist. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Barcelona to Malaga?

The company operating the trains from Barcelona to Malaga is the national Spanish railway system, the RENFE. The RENFE has both standard long-distance trains as well as high-speed trains. In this case, the trains going from Barcelona to Malaga are the RENFE AVE high-speed trains. These high-speed trains make the journey from Barcelona to Malaga in about 5h 56min and are direct, not requiring passengers to change trains before arriving in Malaga. The alternative routes to the area near Malaga, offered by Omio, arrive in Granada and they are also operated by RENFE AVE. These alternative routes, however, do have changes along the way.

RENFE trains from Barcelona to Malaga

The RENFE trains operating the routes from Barcelona to Malaga are run by the RENFE AVE high-speed trains. These high-speed trains cover the distance of about 477 miles (769 km) in just about six hours. There is one RENFE AVE train, available through Omio, making the direct trip from Barcelona to Malaga. It departs every day of the week at around 3:50 p.m. from the Barcelona-Sants train station and is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Malaga by train. It stops in seven train stations throughout Spain before arriving in the Malaga Maria Zambrano Train Station.

Train Barcelona to Malaga: Services on Board

Traveling on the RENFE AVE train from Barcelona to Malaga, you are offered two different classes. You can choose to travel in either Second Class or Second+ Class. The difference between these two classes is that Second+ offers wider seats and extra legroom. When traveling on RENFE AVE trains you’re permitted 3 baggage items that cannot exceed 55 lbs (25 kg) in total.

Folded bicycles in a cover are considered hand luggage as long as the sum of the dimensions doesn’t exceed 71in (180 cm). If your bicycle doesn’t fold or is larger, you may book a spot for your bicycle, paying a fee. Pets are also allowed to travel with you on your trip with RENFE AVE as long as the animal is in a pet carrier or cage and does not weigh over 22 lbs (10 kg). When purchasing your RENFE AVE ticket you may specify that you request a ticket for a wheelchair accessible seat. The RENFE AVE trains have accessible areas, as well as ramps to help board the trains.

How to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Malaga?

The main way of finding affordable train tickets is by booking in advance. If you avoid purchasing tickets at the last minute, it’s more likely that the prices will be more affordable. Among other ways of saving money, if you have flexible dates it will be easier to pick and choose the train options that are more affordable, without being limited to specific departures.

When booking in advance, the trips from Barcelona to Malaga seem to be more expensive traveling on Friday. If you have the flexible dates mentioned previously, avoid traveling on this day for more affordable rates. In this case, there aren’t any other options throughout the day to choose from, or routes with stopovers that could make the trip less expensive.

Malaga Port Biker. Source: Shutterstock

To Malaga by train—travel tips

Malaga is a Spanish city located on the southern coast of the country, called the Costa del Sol. Malaga is known for its sunny and warm weather as well as its Andalusian southern charm. While you’re in Malaga there are a few sights you have to see. For instance, there is the Alcazaba of Malaga, a medieval Moorish fortress with beautiful sea views.

Within the historic center of Malaga, you’ll find the ancient Roman Theater of Malaga and the Renaissance architecture of the Cathedral of Malaga. The city of Malaga is also known as the birthplace of the famous Spanish artist, Picasso. In the city center there is the Picasso Museum Malaga, a museum of his art collection in a converted palace.

Out of the downtown area of Malaga, up on a hill there is the Gibralfaro Castle overlooking the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Being on the coast, you can also spend the day at the beach and enjoy some of the classic southern fish and seafood dishes. For example, try a typical dish of fried fish, “fritura malagueña" or roasted sardines called “espeto".

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Málaga

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Málaga easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Málaga.
FAQs
Train tickets to Málaga from Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $104 (€100)  one way in the next 7 days.
The Barcelona to Málaga train ticket price is on average $119 (€114)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
The distance from Barcelona to Málaga by train is approximately 477 miles (769 km).
On average the Barcelona to Málaga train travel time is 6 h 1 min  for the 477 miles (769 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Barcelona train stations to Málaga you can start your journey from include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Málaga include Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Malaga María Zambrano.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Malaga María Zambrano and need to travel approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the train station to the city center in Málaga.

For the best Barcelona to Málaga train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Málaga from Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train to Málaga from Barcelona per day with Renfe AVE  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Málaga. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Barcelona at 1: 45 PM. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 1: 45 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Barcelona to Málaga and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy the Barcelona to Málaga train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $119 (€114). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Barcelona to Málaga. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your trip to Málaga.
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