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Sun
Sep 26
$101Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia
Mon
Sep 27
$91Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$100Iberia
Tue
Sep 28
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia
Thu
Sep 30
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Fri
Oct 1
$91Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 2
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Sun
Oct 3
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$81Air Europa
Mon
Oct 4
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$83Air Nostrum
Tue
Oct 5
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia Express
Wed
Oct 6
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$83Iberia Express
Thu
Oct 7
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$81Air Europa
Fri
Oct 8
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$120Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 9
$50Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$93Air Europa
Sun
Oct 10
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$21Grupo Interbus
$79Air Europa
Mon
Oct 11
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$62Air Europa
Tue
Oct 12
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Air Nostrum
Wed
Oct 13
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$110Air Nostrum
Thu
Oct 14
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Fri
Oct 15
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$91Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 16
$40Renfe AVE
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$40Air Europa

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Train Information between Madrid and Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$85 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $85 (€68), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $71 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

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Travel with Renfe and AVE from Madrid to Málaga

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets between Madrid and Málaga from $71 (€57) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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AVE

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.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets between Madrid and Málaga don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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 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.

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    Trains from Madrid to Málaga
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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train from Madrid to Málaga cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Madrid and Málaga for as low as $71 (€57)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is the train to Málaga from Madrid on average?
    The train price between Madrid and Málaga is on average $85 (€68)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    How far is it from Madrid to Málaga by train?
    The Madrid to Málaga train distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km).
    How many hours is the train time to Málaga from Madrid?
    On average the Madrid to Málaga train travel time is 2 h 24 min  for the 257 miles (415 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Madrid and arrival train station in Málaga?

    When taking a train from Madrid, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When you arrive in Málaga, your train can arrive in train stations including Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Malaga María Zambrano.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Madrid. 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.

    What train companies offer a service from Madrid to Málaga?
    When taking a train from Madrid to Málaga, you can count on Renfe AVE or Renfe for the best way to get you to Málaga. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Madrid and Málaga and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Are there any nonstop train services from Madrid to Málaga?
    Yes, there are 8 direct trains per day from Madrid to Málaga, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Renfe AVE  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many train services per day are there between Madrid and Málaga?
    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Málaga is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Madrid to Málaga?
    The first Madrid to Málaga train departs at 5: 35 AM   and the last train from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 6: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Madrid to Málaga on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How early should I buy train tickets between Madrid and Málaga to score the best deals?
    If you purchase a train ticket from Madrid to Málaga within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $85 (€68) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Málaga from Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Málaga
    Madrid Chamartín
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C