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Journey Summary

Madrid to Málaga Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 44 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $73
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Málaga
Distance:416 km
Train Companies:Renfe AVE
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Renfe and AVE Madrid – Málaga

For as little as $88 (€68) you can travel by train between Madrid and Málaga with Renfe and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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Enjoy a comfortable train between Madrid and Málaga with Renfe, the main provider of train services in Spain and an official travel partner of Omio. Search Renfe train schedules and tickets on Omio for the best deals on trains for the 257 miles (415 km) journey from Madrid to Málaga. With Renfe ticket types like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible, you’ll be sure to find the most affordable Madrid to Málaga trip to suit your needs. Renfe even offers special discount cards to qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can also use on Omio.

As Renfe routes cover around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international railway, there is no shortage of fleets with different levels of comfort, amenities and time required to travel. The high-speed AVE trains serve long-distance routes, Alvia serves domestic routes in Spain, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain and Euromed serves routes along the stunning Mediterranean coastline. Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains are also included.

Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train 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
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
How much does a cheap train from Madrid to Málaga cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Madrid to Málaga to cost as little as $88 (€68)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Madrid and Málaga?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $97 (€75)  for a train ticket from Madrid to Málaga.
What is the distance to Málaga from Madrid by train?
The Madrid to Málaga train distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km).
What is the Madrid to Málaga train travel time?
The Madrid to Málaga train duration is on average 2 h 33 min, which is to be expected when traveling 257 miles (415 km) from Madrid to Málaga. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Madrid to Málaga do I depart from? Which Málaga train station from Madrid do I arrive in?

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Málaga.

Which train companies should I travel with 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 companies for the Madrid to Málaga trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest train from Madrid to Málaga? When is the last train from Madrid to Málaga?
You can take the first train from Madrid to Málaga at 5: 35 AM. The last train from Madrid to Málaga that you can take departs at 5: 35 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Madrid to Málaga schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I book train tickets to Málaga from Madrid 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 $97 (€75). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Madrid to Málaga. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Málaga
Madrid Chamartín
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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