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The cheapest trains

from Madrid
to Málaga

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Cheapest

$94

Average

$96

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 $ 96 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 94.

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20:35Madrid Atocha2h5023:25Malaga María Zambrano
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h2620:56Malaga María Zambrano
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11:35Madrid Atocha2h4214:17Malaga María Zambrano
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13:00Madrid Atocha3h0516:05Malaga María Zambrano
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07:35Madrid Atocha2h4810:23Malaga María Zambrano
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Train Times

Madrid to Málaga

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07:35Madrid Atocha2h4810:23Malaga María Zambrano
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08:25Madrid Atocha2h2410:49Malaga María Zambrano
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09:35Madrid Atocha2h4112:16Malaga María Zambrano
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10:35Madrid Atocha2h2412:59Malaga María Zambrano
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11:35Madrid Atocha2h4214:17Malaga María Zambrano
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13:00Madrid Atocha3h0516:05Malaga María Zambrano
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14:35Madrid Atocha2h4617:21Malaga María Zambrano
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15:35Madrid Atocha2h3118:06Malaga María Zambrano
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16:35Madrid Atocha2h3319:08Malaga María Zambrano
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17:35Madrid Atocha2h5020:25Malaga María Zambrano
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h2620:56Malaga María Zambrano
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19:30Madrid Atocha2h3322:03Malaga María Zambrano
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20:35Madrid Atocha2h5023:25Malaga María Zambrano
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$94Renfe AVE
$18Grupo Interbus
$115Air Nostrum
Wed
Jul 24
$94Renfe AVE
$18Grupo Interbus
$145Air Europa
Thu
Jul 25
$94Renfe AVE
$18Grupo Interbus
$145Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
$94Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$270Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$158Air Europa
Sun
Jul 28
$86Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$88Air Europa
Mon
Jul 29
$86Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$220Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
$66Renfe AVE
$18Grupo Interbus
$122Air Europa
Wed
Jul 31
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$193Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
$94Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$145Air Europa
Fri
Aug 2
$86Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$262Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$145Air Europa
Sun
Aug 4
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$88Air Europa
Mon
Aug 5
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$145Air Europa
Tue
Aug 6
$59Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$173Air Nostrum
Wed
Aug 7
$59Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$99Air Europa
Thu
Aug 8
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$115Air Nostrum
Fri
Aug 9
$86Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$115Air Nostrum
Sat
Aug 10
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$133Air Europa
Sun
Aug 11
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$56Air Europa
Mon
Aug 12
$66Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$133Air Europa

The fastest trains

from Madrid
to Málaga

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Fastest Journey

2h 24m

Average

2h 39m

Trains per day

13

Distance

416 km

Of the 13 train that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 13 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 2h 39m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 24m .

The slowest train will take 3h 5m 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 Atocha2h2410:49Malaga María Zambrano
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$941One-way
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10:35Madrid Atocha2h2412:59Malaga María Zambrano
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18:30Madrid Atocha2h2620:56Malaga María Zambrano
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15:35Madrid Atocha2h3118:06Malaga María Zambrano
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19:30Madrid Atocha2h3322:03Malaga María Zambrano
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$941One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Málaga Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 43 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $68
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.

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Best fares for trains from Madrid to Málaga

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe AVE
19:202h 25m21:45
MadridMálaga
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Renfe AVE
18:353h 5m21:40
MadridMálaga
Fastest Trains from Madrid to Málaga
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe AVE
19:202h 25m21:45
MadridMálaga
Sun, Jul 28
Train
Renfe AVE
19:202h 25m21:45
MadridMálaga
Sun, Aug 4
Train
Renfe AVE
19:202h 25m21:45
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Return Train Tickets for Málaga to Madrid
Thu, Jul 25
Train
Renfe AVE
19:202h 36m21:56
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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Renfe AVE
19:202h 36m21:56
MálagaMadrid
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Renfe AVE
17:052h 40m19:45
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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Málaga
TrainMadrid Chamartín

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainMadrid Puerta De Atocha

Amenities

Refreshments
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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.
Metro lines 1
Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C

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