The cheapest trains from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$134

Average

$147

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

The average ticket from Málaga to Barcelona will cost around $ 147 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 134.

Cheapest
02:35PMMalaga María Zambrano5h47 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
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$1341One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:40AMGranada7h45 02:25PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1341One-way
01:20PMGranada7h02 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1491One-way
07:14AMGranada7h11 02:25PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1701One-way

Timetable Málaga to Barcelona

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06:40AMGranada7h45 02:25PMBarcelona Sants
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07:14AMGranada7h11 02:25PMBarcelona Sants
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01:20PMGranada7h02 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
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02:35PMMalaga María Zambrano5h47 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
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Wed
Sep 22
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$67Air Europa
Thu
Sep 23
$134Renfe AVE
$88Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$257Renfe AVE
$88Vueling
Sat
Sep 25
$158Renfe AVE
$88Vueling
Sun
Sep 26
Find prices
$117Air Europa
Mon
Sep 27
$217Renfe AVE
$49Air Europa
Tue
Sep 28
$134Renfe AVE
$49Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$134Renfe AVE
$45Air Europa
Thu
Sep 30
$134Renfe AVE
$29Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$134Renfe AVE
$43Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$104Renfe AVE
$32Ryanair
Sun
Oct 3
$134Renfe AVE
$68Vueling
Mon
Oct 4
$134Renfe AVE
$29Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$89Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$89Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Thu
Oct 7
$89Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Fri
Oct 8
$134Renfe AVE
$47Ryanair
Sat
Oct 9
$104Renfe AVE
$32Ryanair
Sun
Oct 10
$119Renfe AVE
$37Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$134Renfe AVE
$36Vueling
Tue
Oct 12
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$62Vueling

The fastest trains from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

5 h 47 m

Average

6 h 56 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

769 km

Of the 4 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.

These direct trains cover the 769 km distance in an average of 6 h 56 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 47 m .

The slowest trains will take 7 h 45 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.

Fastest
02:35PMMalaga María Zambrano5h47 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
0 changes
$1341One-way
2nd Fastest
01:20PMGranada7h02 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1491One-way
07:14AMGranada7h11 02:25PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1701One-way
06:40AMGranada7h45 02:25PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1341One-way

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Train Information between Málaga and Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price$170 (€137)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Málaga to Barcelona cover the 477 miles (769 km) long route taking on average 5 h 47 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $134 (€107), but the average price of train tickets is $170 (€137). Travelers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies

Málaga to Barcelona with Renfe and AVE

Travel from Málaga to Barcelona from $134 (€107) with Omio’s train partners Renfe and AVE! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Málaga to Barcelona trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets from Málaga to Barcelona due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    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
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    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains to Barcelona from Málaga?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Málaga to Barcelona trains for as little as $134 (€107)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Málaga to Barcelona?
    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 $170 (€137)  one way.
    How far is Málaga to Barcelona by train?
    The train distance from Málaga to Barcelona is around 477 miles (769 km).
    How many hours is the train time between Málaga and Barcelona?
    On average the Málaga to Barcelona train travel time is 5 h 47 min  for the 477 miles (769 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What train station in Málaga goes to Barcelona? What train station do I come into Barcelona from Málaga?

    When taking a train from Málaga, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. When you arrive in Barcelona, your train can arrive in train stations including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Malaga María Zambrano   to Barcelona Sants.

    Where is the Málaga train station located? Where is the Barcelona train station located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Malaga María Zambrano, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Málaga.

    The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Barcelona.

    Which train companies can get me from Málaga to Barcelona?
    If you're looking for trains from Málaga to Barcelona, you can rely on Renfe AVE or Renfe to get you to Barcelona. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Málaga to Barcelona journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When is the earliest train from Málaga to Barcelona? When is the last train from Málaga to Barcelona?
    You can take the earliest train from Málaga to Barcelona at 12: 35 PM   or take the last train from Málaga to Barcelona leaving at 12: 35 PM. Look for the latest Málaga to Barcelona train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    How early should I buy train tickets between Málaga and Barcelona to score the best deals?
    If you purchase the Málaga to Barcelona train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $170 (€137). 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 journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Málaga
    Barcelona
    María Zambrano
    Amenities