Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Cheapest

$118

Average

$140

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 $ 140 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 118.

Cheapest
02:32PMMalaga María Zambrano5h50 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
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$1181One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:38AMGranada7h42 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1181One-way
01:18PMGranada7h04 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1351One-way
07:12AMGranada7h08 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1591One-way
03:40PMGranada8h15 11:55PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1721One-way

Train schedule from Málaga to Barcelona

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06:38AMGranada7h42 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
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07:12AMGranada7h08 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
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01:18PMGranada7h04 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
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02:32PMMalaga María Zambrano5h50 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
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03:40PMGranada8h15 11:55PMBarcelona Sants
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Sat
Jan 29
$103Renfe AVE
$54Vueling
Sun
Jan 30
$133Renfe AVE
$89Vueling
Mon
Jan 31
$133Renfe AVE
$100Vueling
Tue
Feb 1
$98Renfe AVE
$12Ryanair
Wed
Feb 2
$74Renfe AVE
$12Ryanair
Thu
Feb 3
$103Renfe AVE
$30Ryanair
Fri
Feb 4
$103Renfe AVE
$54Air Europa
Sat
Feb 5
$88Renfe AVE
$45Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$133Renfe AVE
$54Air Europa
Mon
Feb 7
$118Renfe AVE
$40Ryanair
Tue
Feb 8
$88Renfe AVE
$12Ryanair
Wed
Feb 9
$88Renfe AVE
$12Ryanair
Thu
Feb 10
$103Renfe AVE
$31Vueling
Fri
Feb 11
$118Renfe AVE
$20Ryanair
Sat
Feb 12
$88Renfe AVE
$30Ryanair
Sun
Feb 13
$133Renfe AVE
$45Air Europa
Mon
Feb 14
$103Renfe AVE
$28Ryanair
Tue
Feb 15
$88Renfe AVE
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Wed
Feb 16
$88Renfe AVE
$12Ryanair
Thu
Feb 17
$88Renfe AVE
$37Vueling

Fastest train times from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

7 h 11 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.

These direct trains cover the 769 km distance in an average of 7 h 11 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 50 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 15 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
02:32PMMalaga María Zambrano5h50 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
0 changes
$1181One-way
2nd Fastest
01:18PMGranada7h04 08:22PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1351One-way
07:12AMGranada7h08 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1591One-way
06:38AMGranada7h42 02:20PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1181One-way
03:40PMGranada8h15 11:55PMBarcelona Sants
1 changes
$1721One-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$111 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Málaga to Barcelona cover the 477 miles (769 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 50 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $74 (€62), but the average price of train tickets is $111 (€94). Travelers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE from Málaga to Barcelona trains

You can travel by train from Málaga to Barcelona with Renfe and AVE for as low as $74 (€62). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Renfe
AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Málaga and Barcelona and when traveling by train:

    • 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

    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

    How much do cheap trains to Barcelona from Málaga cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Málaga to Barcelona trains for as little as $74 (€62)  in the next 7 days.

    How much does it cost to take a train between Málaga and Barcelona?

    The train price between Málaga and Barcelona is on average $111 (€94)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

    How far is it from 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?

    The Málaga to Barcelona train duration is on average 5 h 50 min, which is to be expected when traveling 477 miles (769 km) between Málaga and Barcelona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    When traveling by train from Málaga to Barcelona, which train station in Málaga do I depart from and which train station in Barcelona do I arrive in?

    When taking the train to Barcelona from Málaga, you can choose to depart from train stations like Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. Your journey 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.

    Where is the train station in Málaga to go to Barcelona? Where is the train station in Barcelona located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Barcelona Sants, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Málaga to Barcelona?

    When taking a train from Málaga to Barcelona, you can count on Renfe AVE or Renfe for the best way to get you to Barcelona. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Barcelona from Málaga and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    Can I find a direct train from Málaga to Barcelona?

    Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day to Barcelona from Málaga. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Renfe AVE. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

    How many trains are there to Barcelona from Málaga a day?

    The average number of trains departing Málaga for Barcelona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What time is the earliest train from Málaga to Barcelona? What time is the last train from Málaga to Barcelona?

    You can take the first train from Málaga to Barcelona at 1: 32 PM. The last train from Málaga to Barcelona that you can take departs at 1: 32 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Málaga to Barcelona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

    How early should I book Málaga to Barcelona train tickets to get 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 $111 (€94). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Málaga to 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.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    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