Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Dec 9

Cheapest

$145

Average

$190

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Barcelona to Málaga will cost around $ 190 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 145.

Cheapest
03:50PMBarcelona Sants5h56 09:46PMMalaga María Zambrano
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$1451One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:00AMBarcelona Sants6h52 05:52PMGranada
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$1861One-way
08:30AMBarcelona Sants9h22 05:52PMGranada
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$2001One-way
09:00AMBarcelona Sants8h52 05:52PMGranada
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$2301One-way

Train schedule from Barcelona to Málaga

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08:30AMBarcelona Sants9h22 05:52PMGranada
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09:00AMBarcelona Sants8h52 05:52PMGranada
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11:00AMBarcelona Sants6h52 05:52PMGranada
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03:50PMBarcelona Sants5h56 09:46PMMalaga María Zambrano
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Wed
Dec 8
$129Renfe AVE
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$230Air Europa
Thu
Dec 9
$129Renfe AVE
$191Flixbus
$46Ryanair
Fri
Dec 10
$129Renfe AVE
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$43Ryanair
Sat
Dec 11
$114Renfe AVE
$132Flixbus
$24Ryanair
Sun
Dec 12
$129Renfe AVE
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$39Vueling
Mon
Dec 13
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$12Ryanair
Tue
Dec 14
$100Renfe AVE
$78Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Wed
Dec 15
$114Renfe AVE
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Thu
Dec 16
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$132Flixbus
$39Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
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$108Flixbus
$46Ryanair
Sat
Dec 18
$129Renfe AVE
$179Flixbus
$58Ryanair
Sun
Dec 19
$129Renfe AVE
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Mon
Dec 20
$129Renfe AVE
$156Flixbus
$41Ryanair
Tue
Dec 21
$129Renfe AVE
$120Flixbus
$46Ryanair
Wed
Dec 22
$129Renfe AVE
$167Flixbus
$96Vueling
Thu
Dec 23
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$156Flixbus
$163Ryanair
Fri
Dec 24
$129Renfe AVE
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$167Vueling
Sat
Dec 25
$133Renfe AVE
$120Flixbus
$68Air Europa
Sun
Dec 26
$129Renfe AVE
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$102Ryanair
Mon
Dec 27
$129Renfe AVE
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$115Ryanair
Tue
Dec 28
$129Renfe AVE
$191Flixbus
$68Air Europa

Fastest train times from Barcelona to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Dec 9

Fastest Journey

5 h 56 m

Average

7 h 45 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.

These direct trains cover the 769 km distance in an average of 7 h 45 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 56 m .

The slowest trains will take 9 h 22 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
03:50PMBarcelona Sants5h56 09:46PMMalaga María Zambrano
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$1441One-way
2nd Fastest
11:00AMBarcelona Sants6h52 05:52PMGranada
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$1861One-way
09:00AMBarcelona Sants8h52 05:52PMGranada
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$2301One-way
08:30AMBarcelona Sants9h22 05:52PMGranada
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$1991One-way

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price$120 (€101)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Barcelona to Málaga cover the 477 miles (769 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 56 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $120 (€101), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $100 (€84). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

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AVE and Renfe from Barcelona to Málaga trains

Buy your official AVE and Renfe train tickets between Barcelona and Málaga from $100 (€84) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Barcelona and Málaga and when traveling by train:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Barcelona to Málaga
    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
    How much do cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Barcelona to Málaga to cost as little as $100 (€84)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket to Málaga from Barcelona?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $120 (€101)  for a train ticket to Málaga from Barcelona.
    How far is Málaga from Barcelona by train?
    You should expect to travel around 477 miles (769 km)  to Málaga from Barcelona by train.
    How long is the train ride to Málaga from Barcelona?
    The Barcelona to Málaga train duration is on average 5 h 56 min, which is to be expected when traveling 477 miles (769 km) between Barcelona and Málaga. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Barcelona and arrival train station in Málaga?

    When departing from Barcelona, you have various train station options to start your route from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When arriving in Málaga, you can end your journey in train stations like Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.

    Omio customers book a train from Barcelona Sants   to Malaga María Zambrano   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Málaga? Where is the train station in Málaga located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Barcelona.

    The most popular arrival train station, Malaga María Zambrano, is located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center of Málaga.

    What train companies go from Barcelona to Málaga?
    For the route from Barcelona to Málaga you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Barcelona and Málaga on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains per day are there between Barcelona and Málaga?
    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.
    When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Málaga? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Málaga?
    The first Barcelona to Málaga train departs at 2: 45 PM   and the last train from Barcelona to Málaga leaves at 2: 50 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Barcelona to Málaga on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    When should I purchase the Barcelona to Málaga train for the best deals on tickets?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga is on average $120 (€101) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Málaga from Barcelona available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Barcelona
    Málaga
    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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17