Málaga to Madrid train

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Madrid

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85

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96

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02:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h44 05:42PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
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04:13PMMalaga María Zambrano2h58 07:11PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
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06:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 08:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
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06:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h46 09:44PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
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04:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h47 07:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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931One-way

Train schedule from Málaga to Madrid

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08:08AMMalaga María Zambrano2h30 10:38AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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01:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h57 04:55PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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02:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h44 05:42PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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04:13PMMalaga María Zambrano2h58 07:11PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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04:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h47 07:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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06:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 08:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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06:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h46 09:44PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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Fastest train times from Málaga to Madrid

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Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

2 h 46 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

416 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Málaga for Madrid every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:08AMMalaga María Zambrano2h30 10:38AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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1351One-way
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02:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h44 05:42PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
06:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 08:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
06:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h46 09:44PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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851One-way
04:58PMMalaga María Zambrano2h47 07:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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931One-way

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Overview: Train from Málaga to Madrid

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€81)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Málaga to Madrid cover the 257 miles (415 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 44 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $86 (€81), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $63 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train providers: Renfe and AVE from Málaga to Madrid trains

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets between Málaga and Madrid from $63 (€59) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

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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.

    AVE trains between Málaga and Madrid are available on Omio at just $63 (€59)! AVE are the high-speed trains from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company that offers routes throughout the country and to France and Portugal. When you travel with a Renfe AVE train between Málaga and Madrid, the distance is 257 miles (415 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Málaga to Madrid trip, which you can compare and book easily on Omio.

    Renfe offers different types of AVE tickets that adapt to all budgets, such as Promo, Promo +, Flexible tickets for one-way or round-trip. You can also use the Renfe discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card when booking your Renfe AVE ticket on Omio.

    All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms and onboard entertainment and offer a multitude of times throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. In addition, Renfe AVE trains are characterized as being the most popular, comfortable, punctual and one of the fastest trains in the world, reaching speeds around 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. AVE connects the main Spanish cities in just a few hours.

    AVE from Málaga to Madrid train information:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 47 min
    • Average Price: $63
    • AVE frequency: 9 a day

    Trains from Málaga to Madrid

    The trains operating from Málaga to Madrid take an estimated 2h 40min to cover the 258 miles (416 km) distance. The slowest high-speed train travels for an average of 3h. At least 16 direct trains depart from MálagaMaríaZambrano railway station heading to Madrid on weekdays. The AVE is one of the high-speed trains operating the route at an average of 192 mph (310km/h). The fastest AVE can travel for 1h 48min to Madrid from Málaga.

    Málaga to Madrid Train Time: Daily Departures

    The earliest AVE train departs at around 6:20 a.m. from Málaga for Madrid. However, different days have different early departures. You can always check with Omio for more information. The last train departs at around 7:00 p.m. The trains depart at a frequency of about 45min. Also, the frequency differs on weekends and holidays. If there are events going on in Madrid, then there may be a higher frequency of departures.

    How long is the journey by train from Málaga to Madrid?

    Almost all trains from Málaga to Madrid are direct route trains with one or zero transfers in a day. The sole train provider is the AVE Company, owned by Renfe. The trains are high-speed trains that take approximately 2h 30 min to travel from Málaga to Madrid. The distance covered by the train for the journey is 258 miles (416 km).

    Woman jumping in the streets of Malaga. Source: Shutterstock

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Málaga to Madrid?

    Departure train station:You will depart from MálagaMaríaZambrano railway station for your trip to Madrid. The railway station is 17min away from the city center if you decide to walk. You can also take a taxi or a bus to the market center, which takes 3-5min. The rail station operates a shopping mall where you can buy things you may need for your journey. The station also has a lounge where you can wait for your train to arrive. Other facilities include luggage storage, an ATM and toilets.

    Arrival train station:You will arrive in Madrid via the Madrid Atocha train station. The station has several restaurants and bars to refresh yourself after your trip. There are beautiful lounges for both first-class and second-class travelers. It will take you 20min to walk from the Madrid train station to the city center. if you have luggage with you, you can opt for a taxi or board the metro train to the city center, which takes about 8min.

    Which train companies travel from Málaga to Madrid?

    The leading train company operating in Madrid from Málaga is AVE Company, run by Renfe. The company operates high-speed trains within the route. The train carries a maximum of 347 passengers, while still providing adequate leg allowance. Most passengers prefer the train to other modes of transportation due to its comfort and high speed. Compared to flights, trains are cheaper as well. The AVE trains are fully renovated to allow maximum comfort. Additionally, the trains are all high-speed and direct with no stops along the way. From time to time, they offer discounts for their travelers. You can always get discount alerts when you install the Omio booking app on your phone.

    Night trains Málaga to Madrid

    An evening train departs from Málaga at around 7:00 pm and arrives at around 9:40 pm. However, if you plan to travel later in the night, you may opt for a bus. With the high-speed train, you can wake up early and catch the earliest train, and you will still get to the destination earlier.

    AVE trains from Málaga to Madrid

    The AVE trains provide train travel services, connecting the whole of Spain via high-speed trains. They are the second fastest when compared with flights, buses, and personal cars. Their speed ranges from 173-192 mph (280-310 km/h). They provide at least 16 direct trains from Madrid to Málaga in a day. The trains ferry their customers to their destination without changing them to other trains. You can book the AVE trains as early as two months ahead with Omio. You can also cancel your ticket and get refunded if you present a valid reason for your cancellation. However, booking charges are non-refundable.

    Trains from Málaga to Madrid: Sustainability travel

    Trains are the most environmentally sustainable mode of transport worldwide. High-speed improved trains emit minimal carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Trains produce less than 89% of the carbon dioxide emitted in the transport industry. With more countries adopting high-speed transportation, air pollution will go further down by more than 10%. Trains are sustainable to passengers as they are pocket-friendly compared to flights. They are also faster compared to buses.

    Train Málaga to Madrid: Services on Board

    AVE has first and second-class cars. First-class cabins have extra comfort as seats can recline at a decent angle for relaxing or napping. There are footrests and leg rests for each passenger as well. Each seat has a power outlet and a table for your laptop. Also, the car has more space and fewer passengers, making it quieter. The second classes are the best in terms of economy. The seats are comfortable, have a power outlet, come with a work table, and include Wi-Fi. Renfe policy allows passengers to bring up to three items of luggage. You can carry your bike as part of the luggage; however, you will need to specify that you have a bicycle with you. AVE has special prices and services for the disabled traveling on the train. People in a wheelchair also receive ticket discounts.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Málaga to Madrid?

    Booking in advance is your best chance to secure a cheaper ticket. Earlier booking can offer you up to a 20% discount. Also, if you are flexible with your travel date, you can choose any date offering discounts. Look for connecting trains, which may be slower, but are cheaper than direct trains. Omio booking company compares the prices of different train providers at different times on any given date and allows you to choose the cheapest available train. You can also download the Omio app and get notifications whenever your trusted train provider offers discounts.

    Train arriving to the train station in Madrid. Source: Shutterstock

    To Madrid by train—travel tips

    If it's your first time traveling to Madrid, you are about to visit one of the best cities in Spain. The city is one of the most affordable cities in Spain as well. Their delicious tapas are to die for. If you have some extra time to spare, you can visit the Palacio Real and gardens and enjoy the city's beauty. If you love history, you can see Plaza Mayor, the temple of Debod, and the Almudena Cathedral. Madrid has great nightlife as well. If you love walking, then Madrid is your city. There are adequate walking spaces for you to admire the city. The weather in Madrid is generally favorable. It has mild winters and hot summers. Finally, you can choose to relax at Retiro Park after your meeting or tour. You can also view theOmio magazine for more interesting places you can visit in Madrid.

    • Visit the royal palace of madrid
    • Take a city tour
    • Visit the Bernabeu Stadium
    • See the live flamenco live show
    • Take a day tour to toledo

    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 Tips: 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
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Madrid from Málaga for as low as $63 (€59)  for the next 7 days.
    The train price from Málaga to Madrid is on average $86 (€81)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    You should expect to travel around 257 miles (415 km)  between Málaga and Madrid by train.
    The train time to Madrid from Málaga is on average 2 h 44 min  for the 257 miles (415 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Málaga and Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the train to Madrid from Málaga, you can choose to depart from train stations like Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. Your trip can end in train stations such as Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Malaga María Zambrano   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Malaga María Zambrano and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.

    When taking a train from Málaga to Madrid, you can count on Renfe or Renfe AVE for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Málaga and Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 9 direct trains per day from Málaga to Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe AVE  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there are 9 trains a day from Málaga to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train departing from Málaga to Madrid leaves at 6: 08 AM. The last train departing from Málaga to Madrid leaves at 6: 00 PM. You can find the latest Málaga to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Málaga to Madrid is on average $86 (€81) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Málaga and Madrid available a few months in advance.

    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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    +34 902240202
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    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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