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Train Information between Málaga and Madrid

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$90 (€72)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Málaga to Madrid cover the 257 miles (415 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $90 (€72), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $71 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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Renfe and AVE trains from Málaga to Madrid

Find the best trains from Málaga to Madrid with Omio's travel partners Renfe and AVE from $71 (€57). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Enjoy a comfortable train between Málaga and Madrid with Renfe, the main provider of train services in Spain and an official travel partner of Omio. Search Renfe train schedules and tickets on Omio for the best deals on trains for the 257 miles (415 km) journey from Málaga to Madrid. With Renfe ticket types like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible, you’ll be sure to find the most affordable Málaga to Madrid route to suit your needs. Renfe even offers special discount cards to qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can also use on Omio.

As Renfe routes cover around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international railway, there is no shortage of fleets with different levels of comfort, amenities and time required to travel. The high-speed AVE trains serve long-distance routes, Alvia serves domestic routes in Spain, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain and Euromed serves routes along the stunning Mediterranean coastline. Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains are also included.

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 does a cheap train between Málaga and Madrid cost?
Train tickets to Madrid from Málaga for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $71 (€57)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Málaga and Madrid?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $90 (€72)  for a train ticket from Málaga to Madrid.
How many miles is it from Málaga to Madrid by train?
The train distance from Málaga to Madrid is around 257 miles (415 km).
How long is a train between Málaga and Madrid on average?
On average the Málaga to Madrid train travel time is 2 h 35 min  for the 257 miles (415 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Málaga to Madrid depart from? Which Madrid train station do I come into from Málaga?

Some of the Málaga train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the train station in Málaga? Where is the train station in Madrid?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Malaga María Zambrano and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 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 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Málaga to Madrid?
Take the Málaga to Madrid train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Málaga to Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Málaga to Madrid?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Málaga to Madrid with Renfe AVE  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
What time is the earliest train from Málaga to Madrid? What time is the last train from Málaga to Madrid?
The earliest train departing from Málaga to Madrid leaves at 6: 10 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.
When should I book the Málaga to Madrid train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Málaga and Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $90 (€72) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Málaga to Madrid a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Málaga
Madrid
María Zambrano
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