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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Málaga

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Cheapest

$89

Average

$103

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

The average ticket from Madrid to Málaga will cost around $ 103 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 89.

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16:35Madrid Atocha2h33 19:08Malaga María Zambrano
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$891One-way
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14:35Madrid Atocha2h46 17:21Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way
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15:35Madrid Atocha2h31 18:06Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way
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13:00Madrid Atocha3h05 16:05Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way
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17:35Madrid Atocha2h50 20:25Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way

Train Times

Madrid to Málaga

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07:20Madrid Atocha2h48 10:08Malaga María Zambrano
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08:25Madrid Atocha2h24 10:49Malaga María Zambrano
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09:35Madrid Atocha2h41 12:16Malaga María Zambrano
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11:35Madrid Atocha2h42 14:17Malaga María Zambrano
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13:00Madrid Atocha3h05 16:05Malaga María Zambrano
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14:35Madrid Atocha2h46 17:21Malaga María Zambrano
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15:35Madrid Atocha2h31 18:06Malaga María Zambrano
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16:35Madrid Atocha2h33 19:08Malaga María Zambrano
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17:35Madrid Atocha2h50 20:25Malaga María Zambrano
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h26 20:56Malaga María Zambrano
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19:30Madrid Atocha2h33 22:03Malaga María Zambrano
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20:35Madrid Atocha3h05 23:40Malaga María Zambrano
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Sep 16
$89Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$189Vueling
Tue
Sep 17
$74Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$70Iberia Express
Wed
Sep 18
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$70Iberia Express
Thu
Sep 19
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Fri
Sep 20
$93Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$87Air Europa
Sat
Sep 21
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Tue
Sep 24
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$70Iberia Express
Wed
Sep 25
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Thu
Sep 26
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Fri
Sep 27
$74Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$70Iberia Express
Sat
Sep 28
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$69Air Europa
Sun
Sep 29
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Mon
Sep 30
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$145Vueling
Tue
Oct 1
$43Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Wed
Oct 2
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
$65Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Fri
Oct 4
$58Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$55Air Europa
Sat
Oct 5
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$20Grupo Interbus
$70Iberia Express

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Fastest Journey

2 h 24 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

416 km

Of the 12 train 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.

These direct train cover the 416 km distance in an average of 2 h 42 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 24 m .

The slowest train will take 3 h 5 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.

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08:25Madrid Atocha2h24 10:49Malaga María Zambrano
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$1241One-way
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h26 20:56Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way
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15:35Madrid Atocha2h31 18:06Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way
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16:35Madrid Atocha2h33 19:08Malaga María Zambrano
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$891One-way
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19:30Madrid Atocha2h33 22:03Malaga María Zambrano
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$931One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Málaga Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 44 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $54
Trains depart from:Madrid
Trains arrive in:Málaga
Distance:416 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Málaga
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

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