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You can get from Barcelona to Málaga by train, bus or flight.
To get from Barcelona to Málaga on Jan 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||477 miles (769 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$12 - $75|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $12 (€10) • 1 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $12 (€10) • 1 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||Ryanair or Renfe AVE|
Take a flight or train to travel 477 miles (769 km) to Málaga from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Ryanair or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Barcelona to Málaga.
The journey from Barcelona to Malaga is popular with both business and leisure travelers in Spain. Traveling from Barcelona to Malaga is simple with flights, buses, and trains to choose from. Direct journeys between Barcelona and Malaga are available by plane and bus. Key departure points include Barcelona Sants train station, Barcelona Nord Bus station, and Barcelona Prat airport.
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Buses from Barcelona to Malaga are a cheap way to travel in Spain. Alsa provides 6 buses departing every day, starting early in the morning just after 1:00 a.m. and running every couple of hours until 6:20 p.m. The journey takes between 14 hours and 45 minutes, and 17 hours in total, and no changes are needed along the route. This travel option is perfect for travelers with a little more time on their hands that want to see the beautiful Spanish countryside.
Flying is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Malaga. Taking a direct flight can last as little as an hour and forty minutes, and travelers can pick from a large variety of flights seven days a week. Flights traveling from Barcelona to Malaga depart from Barcelona's El Prat airport and arrive at Malaga's airport. Several airlines travel directly from Barcelona to Madrid include Iberia, Air Europa, and Vueling.
Taking the train will get you to Malaga in a little over 5 hours, and it's a comfortable way to make the journey from Barcelona. Trains from Barcelona to Malaga are operated by Renfe, starting at 5:50 a.m. and finishing at 5:25 p.m. - so there are departures throughout the day. All trains leave from Barcelona Sants and arrive at Malaga Maria Zambrano station.
When travelling to Malaga it is best to purchase a flight arriving at Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport. The city center is only 10 km from the airport and can be reached by bus, taxi or train. The bus costs about 2€ and takes 25 minutes, while the train and taxi both take about 15 minutes to get downtown and cost around 3.35€ and 20€ respectively. Malaga can also be reached by high speed train arriving at Málaga-María Zambrano train station.
There are 2 travel options from Barcelona to Málaga: flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Málaga is by taking a flight with an average price of $12 (€10).
This is compared to other travel options to Málaga:
Taking a flight is about $63 (€52) less than taking a train, which costs on average $75 (€62) for this route.
The fastest way to get to Málaga from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.
Other travel options to Málaga can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 1 min.
The distance is approximately 477 miles (769 km) from Barcelona to Málaga.
The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Málaga is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Málaga from Barcelona as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Málaga:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Málaga, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Málaga with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Málaga tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
When planning your trip from Barcelona to Málaga, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Málaga online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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