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Overview: Train from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price$78 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 48 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $61 (€51), but the average price of train tickets is $78 (€65). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE from Madrid to Málaga trains

You can travel by train to Málaga from Madrid with Renfe and AVE for as low as $61 (€51). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Renfe train ticket between Madrid and Málaga:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Málaga

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    FAQs

    How much are cheap trains to Málaga from Madrid?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Madrid to Málaga trains for as little as $61 (€51)  in the next 7 days.

    How much is a train ticket from Madrid to Málaga?

    The Madrid to Málaga train ticket price is on average $78 (€65)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

    How many miles is it from Madrid to Málaga by train?

    You should expect to travel around 257 miles (415 km)  to Málaga from Madrid by train.

    What is the Madrid to Málaga train travel time?

    On average the Madrid to Málaga train travel time is 2 h 48 min  for the 257 miles (415 km) long journey, 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?

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

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

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Malaga María Zambrano, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center.

    Which train companies can get me from Madrid to Málaga?

    If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Málaga, you can rely on Renfe AVE or Renfe to get you to Málaga. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Madrid to Málaga route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains 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.

    How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Madrid to Málaga for the best deals?

    If you book the Madrid to Málaga train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $78 (€65). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Málaga from Madrid. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Málaga
    Madrid-Puerta de Atocha 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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    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