Train from Madrid to Málaga

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Feb 06

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76

Average

81

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Málaga is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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04:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h52 07:27PMMalaga María Zambrano
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07:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h50 10:25AMMalaga María Zambrano
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08:30PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h44 11:14PMMalaga María Zambrano
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05:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 08:10PMMalaga María Zambrano
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02:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h48 05:23PMMalaga María Zambrano
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Train schedule from Madrid to Málaga

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07:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h50 10:25AMMalaga María Zambrano
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08:25AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h26 10:51AMMalaga María Zambrano
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09:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h51 12:26PMMalaga María Zambrano
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11:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 02:05PMMalaga María Zambrano
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12:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h50 03:25PMMalaga María Zambrano
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02:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h48 05:23PMMalaga María Zambrano
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03:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h33 06:08PMMalaga María Zambrano
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04:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h52 07:27PMMalaga María Zambrano
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05:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 08:10PMMalaga María Zambrano
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06:30PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h28 08:58PMMalaga María Zambrano
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07:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h55 10:30PMMalaga María Zambrano
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08:30PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h44 11:14PMMalaga María Zambrano
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Feb 06

Fastest Journey

2 h 26 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

416 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:25AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h26 10:51AMMalaga María Zambrano
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06:30PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h28 08:58PMMalaga María Zambrano
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03:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h33 06:08PMMalaga María Zambrano
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11:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 02:05PMMalaga María Zambrano
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05:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 08:10PMMalaga María Zambrano
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Overview: Train from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$78 (€68)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long route taking on average 2 h 29 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $78 (€68), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $68 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE from Madrid to Málaga trains

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets to Málaga from Madrid from $68 (€59) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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Renfe

AVE trains to Málaga from Madrid are available on Omio at just $68 (€59)! AVE are the high-speed trains from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company that offers routes throughout the country and to France and Portugal. When you travel with a Renfe AVE train to Málaga from Madrid, the distance is 257 miles (415 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Madrid to Málaga trip, which you can compare and book easily on Omio.

Renfe offers different types of AVE tickets that adapt to all budgets, such as Promo, Promo +, Flexible tickets for one-way or round-trip. You can also use the Renfe discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card when booking your Renfe AVE ticket on Omio.

All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms and onboard entertainment and offer a multitude of times throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. In addition, Renfe AVE trains are characterized as being the most popular, comfortable, punctual and one of the fastest trains in the world, reaching speeds around 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. AVE connects the main Spanish cities in just a few hours.

AVE from Madrid to Málaga train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 42 min
  • AVE frequency: 11 a day

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.

    Trains from Madrid to Malaga

    Trains in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in Spain. Madrid to Malaga trains are operated by Renfe and run on the AVE high-speed network. The first direct train from Madrid to Malaga on weekdays departs from the Puerta Atocha station in the capital at around 7:00 a.m. arriving at Malaga's Maria Zambrano station just under 3 hours later. Earlier Madrid to Malaga train departures require a change at Cordoba, arriving in Malaga slightly earlier. There are hourly Madrid to Malaga trains until the final departure in the evening which arrives in Malaga just before midnight. Sunday trains from Madrid to Malaga operate on roughly the same schedule; however, with an additional final journey.

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    Madrid to Malaga Train Cost

    Average prices for Renfe trains from Madrid to Malaga when you book in advance

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €81

    1 Day in Advance

    €78

    1 Week in Advance

    €53

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €50

    1 Month in Advance

    €47

    3 Months in Advance

    €47

    Madrid to Malaga Trains: General Information


    Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of Madrid to Malaga train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

    • autobus All Madrid to Malaga trains are run by Renfe.
    • autobus All Renfe trains are direct, depart from Madrid's Puerta de Atocha station and arrive at Malaga's María Zambrano train station.
    • autobus The Madrid to Malaga train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 20 minutes to arrive in Malaga.
    • autobus Most travelers book their Madrid to Malaga train tickets approximately 1 week in advance of the travel date.




    Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Madrid to Malaga trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

    • It is 3% cheaper to purchase Madrid to Malaga train tickets 1 day ahead of when you intend to travel.
    • It is 34% cheaper to book a Renfe train ticket from Madrid to Malaga 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
    • Madrid to Malaga train costs are 42% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

    Taking the Train from Madrid

    Trains from Madrid to Malaga depart from the Puerta Atocha station, situated on the south side of central Madrid. The Atocha underground station on the Madrid metro line 1 connects the station with the major attraction in the city. The metro operates between 6:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. There are taxi ranks outside the main station entrance.

    Getting into Malaga by Train

    Malaga is a popular destination for visitors heading to the resorts of the Costa del Sol. It has also developed a reputation as a cultural hub with attractions including the Picasso Museum and the striking glass cube of the Centre Pompidou Malaga. Malaga's Maria Zambrano station is a modern terminus situated in the south-west of the city. There are bus services to the city center on routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 16, 24 and 27, while Malaga bus station, adjacent to the terminus, offers connections along the Costa del Sol.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid 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 Madrid to Málaga.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Madrid to Málaga trains for as little as $68 (€59)  in the next 7 days.
    The Madrid to Málaga train ticket price is on average $78 (€68)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
    The distance from Madrid to Málaga by train is approximately 257 miles (415 km).
    On average the Madrid to Málaga train travel time is 2 h 29 min  for the 257 miles (415 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    Some of the Madrid train stations to Málaga you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes   and arriving in Malaga María Zambrano.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 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 trip from Madrid to Málaga you can take a train with Renfe or Renfe AVE. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Madrid and Málaga on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, you can search for direct trains from Madrid to Málaga on Omio with Renfe AVE, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Madrid at 5: 30 PM. The last train leaves from Madrid at 5: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Madrid to Málaga and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    You can find trains to Málaga from Madrid to cost on average $78 (€68) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Málaga train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

    Madrid
    Málaga
    Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your trip to Málaga.
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    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
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