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The cheapest trains

from Málaga
to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$215

Average

$245

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 Málaga to Barcelona will cost around $ 245 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 215.

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12:05Malaga María Zambrano8h3520:40Barcelona Sants
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$2151One-way
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17:00Malaga María Zambrano6h4023:40Barcelona Sants
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$2321One-way
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08:00Malaga María Zambrano6h4014:40Barcelona Sants
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$2441One-way
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12:05Malaga María Zambrano7h1519:20Barcelona Sants
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$2481One-way
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08:00Malaga María Zambrano7h3015:30Barcelona Sants
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$2861One-way

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Málaga to Barcelona

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08:00Malaga María Zambrano7h3015:30Barcelona Sants
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08:00Malaga María Zambrano6h4014:40Barcelona Sants
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12:05Malaga María Zambrano7h1519:20Barcelona Sants
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12:05Malaga María Zambrano8h3520:40Barcelona Sants
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17:00Malaga María Zambrano6h4023:40Barcelona Sants
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Sat
Aug 24
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$108Alsa
$337Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 25
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$108Alsa
$378Vueling
Mon
Aug 26
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$202Vueling
Tue
Aug 27
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$108Alsa
$154Vueling
Wed
Aug 28
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$131Ryanair
Thu
Aug 29
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$108Alsa
$109Ryanair
Fri
Aug 30
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$119Vueling
Sat
Aug 31
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$108Alsa
$157Ryanair
Sun
Sep 1
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$108Alsa
$131Ryanair
Mon
Sep 2
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$119Vueling
Tue
Sep 3
$97Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$52Ryanair
Wed
Sep 4
$84Renfe AVE
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$43Ryanair
Thu
Sep 5
$84Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$43Ryanair
Fri
Sep 6
$97Renfe AVE
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$43Ryanair
Sat
Sep 7
$84Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$52Ryanair
Sun
Sep 8
$97Renfe AVE
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$75Ryanair
Mon
Sep 9
$97Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$75Ryanair
Tue
Sep 10
$84Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$43Ryanair
Wed
Sep 11
$84Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$27Ryanair
Thu
Sep 12
$84Renfe AVE
$108Alsa
$36Ryanair

The fastest trains

from Málaga
to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Fastest Journey

6h 40m

Average

7h 20m

Trains per day

5

Distance

769 km

It's difficult to get from Málaga to Barcelona without changing at least 1 times.

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17:00Malaga María Zambrano6h4023:40Barcelona Sants
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$2321One-way
Fastest
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08:00Malaga María Zambrano6h4014:40Barcelona Sants
1 change
$2441One-way
2nd Fastest
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12:05Malaga María Zambrano7h1519:20Barcelona Sants
1 change
$2481One-way
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08:00Malaga María Zambrano7h3015:30Barcelona Sants
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$2861One-way
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12:05Malaga María Zambrano8h3520:40Barcelona Sants
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$2151One-way

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Journey Summary

Málaga to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours 52 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $106
Trains depart from:Málaga
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:769 km
TrainTrain Companies:Renfe AVE

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.

Taking the Train from Malaga

All trains from Malaga to Barcelona will depart from Maria Zambrano station, which is just to the southwest of the central district. Maria Zambrano is also a bus terminal and has excellent connections to all parts of Malaga via buses including numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 24 and 27. If you are coming from towns along the Andalucian coast, the station is also a terminus for regional rail services, providing a link to the Costa del Sol.

Getting into Barcelona by Train

Barcelona is full of magical attractions - from the bizarre style of the Sagrada Familia cathedral to the outlandish sculptures of Parc Guell, the funfair on mount Tibidabo and the 1992 Olympic Games site. But it also offers fantastic nightlife, music, dance, art and food - making it one of Spain's premier destinations. All trains from Malaga arrive at Barcelona Sants, which is centrally located, so getting into town won't be hard. Simply transfer from your Renfe or Ave service onto the Metro, which links Sants up with every corner of the city. If you are travelling onward by air, the Renfe C2 airport train also connects Sants with El Prat Airport, and regional trains provide access to the Costa Brava to the north.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Málaga
Barcelona
TrainMaría Zambrano

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