The cheapest trains from Málaga to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

$107

Average

$127

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 Madrid will cost around $ 127 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 107.

Cheapest
09:00AMMalaga María Zambrano2h56 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1071One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:15PMMalaga María Zambrano2h56 07:11PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1171One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h40 08:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1171One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h53 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1171One-way
10:30AMMalaga María Zambrano2h39 01:09PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1271One-way

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Sun
Nov 28
$107Renfe AVE
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$127Iberia Express
Mon
Nov 29
$88Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$115Air Europa
Tue
Nov 30
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$138Iberia
Wed
Dec 1
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$138Iberia
Thu
Dec 2
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$103Air Europa
Fri
Dec 3
$107Renfe AVE
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$96Iberia Express
Sat
Dec 4
$88Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$162Iberia Express
Sun
Dec 5
$58Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$79Air Europa
Mon
Dec 6
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$67Air Europa
Tue
Dec 7
$68Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$49Iberia Express
Wed
Dec 8
$88Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$138Iberia Express
Thu
Dec 9
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$116Iberia Express
Fri
Dec 10
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$61Iberia
Sat
Dec 11
$68Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$76Iberia
Sun
Dec 12
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$96Iberia Express
Mon
Dec 13
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$86Iberia Express
Tue
Dec 14
$58Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$116Iberia Express
Wed
Dec 15
$49Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$61Iberia Express
Thu
Dec 16
$58Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$102Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
$78Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$69Iberia Express

The fastest trains from Málaga to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 39 m

Average

2 h 48 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

416 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Málaga for Madrid every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 416 km distance in an average of 2 h 48 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 39 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 56 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
10:30AMMalaga María Zambrano2h39 01:09PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1271One-way
2nd Fastest
06:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h40 08:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1171One-way
05:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 07:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1431One-way
07:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 09:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1431One-way
08:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h53 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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$1171One-way

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Train from Málaga to Madrid with Renfe and AVE

Travel from Málaga to Madrid from $78 (€65) with Omio’s train partners Renfe and AVE! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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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 Madrid 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.

    Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Málaga to Madrid:

    • 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 Madrid

    Trains in Spain are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. High-speed AVE trains from Malaga to Madrid are operated by the Spanish rail company, Renfe, with approximately 12 departures throughout the day. All Malaga to Madrid trains are direct and take approximately 2½ hours to arrive in Madrid. The first train departs Malaga at 7:30 a.m., while the last leaves at 9:20 p.m. All trains traveling from Malaga to Madrid depart from Malaga's Maria Zambrano train station and arrive at Madrid's Atocha train station.

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    Malaga to Madrid Train Cost

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

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €87

    1 Day in Advance

    €87

    1 Week in Advance

    €84

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €78

    1 Month in Advance

    €59

    3 Months in Advance

    €59

    Malaga to Madrid Trains: General Information


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

    • autobus All Malaga to Madrid trains are run by Renfe.
    • autobus All Malaga to Madrid trains are direct, depart from Malaga Maria Zambrano train station and arrive at Madrid Atocha train station.
    • autobus The Malaga to Madrid train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 35 minutes to arrive in Madrid.
    • autobus Most travelers book their Malaga to Madrid train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.




    Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Malaga to Madrid trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

    • It is 3% cheaper on average to purchase Malaga to Madrid train tickets 1 week ahead of when you intend to travel.
    • Malaga to Madrid train costs are 32% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of departure.

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

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 63 €
    2 weeks earlier 52 €21%
    3 weeks earlier 48 €31%
    1 month before 46 €37%
    2 months earlier 45 €40%
    3 months earlier 48 €31%


    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 - Madrid. 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 - Madrid 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 31% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Málaga - Madrid with 2 months in advance you save up to about 40% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 31%.
    • 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 Madrid
    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Madrid.
    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains between Málaga and Madrid?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Madrid from Málaga for as low as $78 (€65)  for the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a train to Madrid from Málaga?
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Málaga to Madrid train price to come in at an average of $90 (€75)  one way.
    What is the distance from Málaga to Madrid by train?
    The Málaga to Madrid train distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km).
    How long is the train to Madrid from Málaga?
    On average the Málaga to Madrid train time is 2 h 40 min  covering the 257 miles (415 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from Málaga to Madrid do I depart from? Which Madrid train station from Málaga do I arrive in?

    When departing from Málaga, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your trip in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers book a train from Malaga María Zambrano   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure train station in Málaga located? Where is the arrival train station in Madrid located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

    What train providers offer a service between Málaga and Madrid?
    For the trip from Málaga to Madrid you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Málaga and Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Can I find a direct train from Málaga to Madrid?
    Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Málaga to Madrid with Renfe AVE, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
    How many train services per day are there between Málaga and Madrid?
    The average number of trains departing Málaga for Madrid is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When does the first train depart from Málaga to Madrid? When does the last train depart from Málaga to Madrid?
    You can take the earliest train from Málaga to Madrid at 5: 28 AM   or take the last train from Málaga to Madrid leaving at 6: 00 PM. Look for the latest Málaga to Madrid train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    How far in advance should I book train tickets from Málaga to Madrid for the best deals?
    If you buy the Málaga to Madrid train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $90 (€75). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Málaga and Madrid. 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 for this Journey

    Málaga
    Madrid
    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 Madrid.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
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    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    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