Málaga to Barcelona train

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Cheapest

150

Average

164

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Málaga to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
02:32PMMalaga María Zambrano5h50 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfers
1501One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:40PMGranada8h00 11:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1621One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:38AMGranada7h42 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1621One-way
01:18PMGranada7h04 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1621One-way
07:12AMGranada8h28 03:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1841One-way

Train schedule from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, December 9
06:38AMGranada7h42 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
07:12AMGranada8h28 03:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
01:18PMGranada7h04 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
02:32PMMalaga María Zambrano5h50 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfers
03:40PMGranada8h00 11:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

7 h 24 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

769 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Málaga for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
02:32PMMalaga María Zambrano5h50 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
0 transfers
1501One-way
2nd Fastest
01:18PMGranada7h04 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1621One-way
06:38AMGranada7h42 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1621One-way
03:40PMGranada8h00 11:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1621One-way
07:12AMGranada8h28 03:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
1841One-way

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Overview: Train from Málaga to Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$140 (€125)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE

Trains from Málaga to Barcelona cover the 477 miles (769 km) long route taking on average 5 h 50 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $140 (€125), but the average price of train tickets is $140 (€125). Travelers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies: AVE from Málaga to Barcelona trains

You can travel by train between Málaga and Barcelona with AVE for as low as $140 (€125). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

AVE

AVE offers excellent high-speed train services in Spain, including the route to Barcelona from Málaga. Omio, as an official Renfe AVE partner, shows you AVE train schedules so you can choose the fastest and cheapest Málaga to Barcelona train ticket. The distance to Barcelona from Málaga on AVE is approximately 477 miles (769 km) and prices start as low as $140 (€125) on Omio.

Renfe AVE has a wide variety of ticket types with special offers such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. If you are a regular Renfe customer, you can apply discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card at Omio when purchasing an AVE ticket.

The AVE trains are the most popular from Renfe, with the most schedules throughout the day. Their trains offer a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms, entertainment on board and, most importantly, the highest speed to reach your destination. As one of the fastest trains in the entire world, AVE trains reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes and connect the main Spanish cities in just a few hours. Reserve your AVE tickets with Omio today!

AVE from Málaga to Barcelona train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 50 min
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Malaga to Barcelona

Trains in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Renfe offering domestic and international train routes. It is easy to catch trains from Malaga to Barcelona. High-speed Renfe AVE trains run from Malaga to Barcelona over 20 times per day, covering the 1100 km distance in as little as 5:40 h. There are some direct trains from Malaga to Barcelona; however, most services require a transfer in either Cordoba or Madrid. The first train departs from Malaga at 6:45 a.m., while the last train leaves at 6:10 p.m. All Malaga to Barcelona trains depart from Malaga's Maria Zambrano train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station.

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Malaga to Barcelona Train Cost

Average prices for Renfe trains from Malaga to Barcelona when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€132

1 Day in Advance

€138

1 Week in Advance

€135

2 Weeks in Advance

€135

1 Month in Advance

€116

3 Months in Advance

€107

Malaga to Barcelona Trains: General Information


Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of Malaga to Barcelona train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Malaga to Barcelona trains are run by Renfe.
  • autobus There are a few direct trains every day; however, most trains require a transfer in either Madrid or Cordoba. All trains depart from Malaga's Maria Zambrano train station and arrive at Barcelona Sants train station.
  • autobus The Malaga to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 5 hours and 40 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Malaga to Barcelona train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of their travel date.

Train tickets from Málaga to Barcelona: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 86 €
2 weeks earlier 71 €21%
3 weeks earlier 67 €28.%
1 month before 85 €1%
3 months earlier 76 €13%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Málaga - Barcelona. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Málaga - Barcelona 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 28% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 13%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Málaga to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Málaga to Barcelona.
FAQs
Train tickets to Barcelona from Málaga for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $140 (€125)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Málaga to Barcelona train to cost on average $140 (€125)  one way.
The train distance from Málaga to Barcelona is around 477 miles (769 km).
The train time between Málaga and Barcelona is on average 5 h 50 min  for the 477 miles (769 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Málaga to Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train from Málaga to Barcelona, you can choose to depart from train stations like Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. Your route can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Malaga María Zambrano   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Malaga María Zambrano, located approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center of Málaga. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from its city center.

Take the Málaga to Barcelona train with Renfe AVE. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Málaga to Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Málaga to Barcelona. You can look to travel with Renfe AVE  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
The average number of trains departing Málaga for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Málaga to Barcelona leaves at 12: 27 PM. The last train departing from Málaga to Barcelona leaves at 12: 27 PM. You can find the latest Málaga to Barcelona train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you book the Málaga to Barcelona train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $140 (€125). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Málaga and Barcelona. 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 in Málaga and Barcelona

Málaga
Barcelona
Malaga María Zambrano is the most popular Málaga 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 Málaga for your trip to Barcelona.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 902240202
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 00 - 00: 45
Public transit options for Malaga María Zambrano
Commuter rail lines: C1, C2
Bus lines: 1, 3, 10, 16, 19, 24, 27, C2
Train lines: Avant, AVE, Media Distancia
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