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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Jul 15

Cheapest

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.

Cheapest
Renfe AVE
06:40PM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:22PMMálaga María Zambrano
$491One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Renfe AVLO
05:37PM3h10
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:47PMMálaga María Zambrano
$661One-way
0 transfers
iryo
08:55PM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:42PMMálaga María Zambrano
$681One-way
0 transfers
iryo
05:25PM2h58
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:23PMMálaga María Zambrano
$701One-way
0 transfers
iryo
04:53PM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:40PMMálaga María Zambrano
$731One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Madrid to Málaga

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 15
Renfe AVE
07:25AM3h09
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:34AMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
07:55AM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:42AMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
08:30AM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:12AMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
08:58AM2h53
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:51AMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
09:35AM3h01
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:36PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
10:30AM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
01:12PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
11:35AM2h48
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
02:23PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
11:45AM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
02:32PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
12:35PM2h59
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
03:34PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
02:35PM3h02
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
05:37PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
03:07PM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
05:54PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
03:40PM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
06:22PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
04:35PM3h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:52PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
04:53PM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:40PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
05:25PM2h58
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:23PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVLO
05:37PM3h10
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
08:47PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
06:40PM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:22PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
07:35PM3h01
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:36PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
Renfe AVE
08:35PM3h00
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:35PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers
iryo
08:55PM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:42PMMálaga María Zambrano
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Jul 15

Fastest Journey

2 h 42 m

Average

2 h 54 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

416 km

Of the 20 trains that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe AVE
10:30AM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
01:12PMMálaga María Zambrano
$1571One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Renfe AVE
08:30AM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:12AMMálaga María Zambrano
$1571One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Renfe AVE
03:40PM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
06:22PMMálaga María Zambrano
$1441One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Renfe AVE
06:40PM2h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
09:22PMMálaga María Zambrano
$491One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
iryo
11:45AM2h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
02:32PMMálaga María Zambrano
$1051One-way
0 transfers

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The journey was really nice. The train was very punctual. In addition, the staff were always available to answer any questions. The wifi on the train was great and I think I recognised that everyone on the train felt very comfortable. The price-performance ratio was perfect. The sanitary facilities were very clean. Overall, I give it 5 stars and my personal recommendation.
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Cons
IconSevere delay
Let me start by saying that the train was once again very late. The journey took a little less than three hours. Most places on the train were reasonably clean. In contrast to the return journey, I seem to remember very friendly staff. I travelled on the Renfe AVE 02152 train and this time the journey earned my recommendation and 4 stars. The internet was fine.
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I review the journey positively. The positives of the journey definitely include that the staff were very helpful, that the train was on time and that there was a fast network connection. Unfortunately, the negative points were that it was neither particularly clean nor comfortable. The price-performance ratio was nevertheless optimal, which is also the reason for my recommendation.
Pros
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IconSlightly sticky
Train number 6148 departed from Madrid to Málaga at 15:07 on 17 July. The journey went smoothly. The journey took around two and a half hours. The train was clean and the toilets were hygienic. The staff on the train were very nice and helpful and were able to answer all my questions. There is also free wifi and power sockets, as well as food that you can buy.

Overview: Train from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAVE, iryo or Renfe AVLO

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like AVE, iryo or Renfe AVLO. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $20 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Málaga María Zambrano.

Train providers: AVE, iryo and Renfe AVLO from Madrid to Málaga trains

AVE, iryo and Renfe AVLO trains will get you to Málaga from Madrid from $20 (€18). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Iryo is a new brand from railway operator ILSA operating in Spain since 2022. Iryo uses Frecciarossa 1000 trains which are modern, can travel at up to 360km/h and have a minimal environmental impact. Iryo’s Frecciarossa trains have different classes, all of which come with free unlimited WiFi, power sockets, toilets and an onboard entertainment portal where you can watch films and TV series. The main classes are: Infinita Class, Singular Café Class, Singular Class, Inicial Class. These new trains take 2 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Madrid and Barcelona. They depart from Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations, and stop in Zaragoza along the way. Iryo services also cover Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Seville and Málaga.

Iryo from Madrid to Málaga train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 47 min
  • Cheapest Price: $20

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.

FAQs: Trains from Madrid to Málaga

FAQs: Travel by train from Madrid 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga can start from as little as $20 (€18) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Madrid to Málaga is $68 (€59); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Madrid to Málaga is 2 h 42 min   to travel the 257 mile (415 km) long route, with around there are 11 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 5: 55 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 8: 39 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Málaga without having to change trains with AVE or iryo. There are 11 direct trains from Madrid to Málaga each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Málaga. Take the fast train with iryo from Madrid to Málaga.
For the best Madrid to Málaga train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with AVE, iryo or Renfe AVLO. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Málaga from Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 39 PM.

When departing from Madrid, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Atocha Cercanias. When arriving in Málaga, you can end your trip in train stations like Málaga María Zambrano, Malaga Airport and Malaga Centro Alameda.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Málaga María Zambrano, located 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Málaga from Madrid is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 42 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Madrid to Málaga is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Málaga from Madrid including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Málaga

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Málaga
The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes for your journey to Málaga from Madrid.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+34 912432343
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Ticket Office Hours
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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