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from Barcelona to Málaga

You can get from Barcelona to Málaga by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Málaga on Jan 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 08:25AMMalaga Airport
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$671One-way
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06:45AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 08:25AMMalaga Airport
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$671One-way
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07:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h35 08:35AMMalaga Airport
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$751One-way
07:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h35 08:35AMMalaga Airport
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$1181One-way
03:25PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h35 05:00PMMalaga Airport
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$1551One-way

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Fri
Jan 28
$134Renfe AVE
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$64Air Europa
Sat
Jan 29
$89Renfe AVE
$77Flixbus
$55Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$119Renfe AVE
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$46Ryanair
Mon
Jan 31
$89Renfe AVE
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$55Air Europa
Tue
Feb 1
$74Renfe AVE
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$18Ryanair
Wed
Feb 2
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$18Ryanair
Thu
Feb 3
$89Renfe AVE
$77Flixbus
$18Ryanair
Fri
Feb 4
$89Renfe AVE
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$30Ryanair
Sat
Feb 5
$74Renfe AVE
$95Flixbus
$46Ryanair
Sun
Feb 6
$89Renfe AVE
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$55Air Europa
Mon
Feb 7
$104Renfe AVE
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$18Ryanair
Tue
Feb 8
$74Renfe AVE
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$18Ryanair
Wed
Feb 9
$74Renfe AVE
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$18Ryanair
Thu
Feb 10
$59Renfe AVE
$95Flixbus
$18Ryanair
Fri
Feb 11
$119Renfe AVE
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$40Ryanair
Sat
Feb 12
$45Renfe AVE
$104Flixbus
$27Vueling
Sun
Feb 13
$119Renfe AVE
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$27Vueling
Mon
Feb 14
$89Renfe AVE
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$24Ryanair
Tue
Feb 15
$89Renfe AVE
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$18Ryanair
Wed
Feb 16
$89Renfe AVE
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$18Ryanair

Travel Information between Barcelona and Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $12 (€10) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $12 (€10) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair 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.

How to Travel from Barcelona to Malaga

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.

Trains from Barcelona to Malaga | Buses from Barcelona to Malaga | Flights from Barcelona to Malaga

Barcelona to Malaga Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€55

14:45 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€70

5:30 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€59

1:40 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Barcelona to Malaga?

Cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Malaga


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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.


Fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Madrid


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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.


Most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Malaga


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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.


How to get from Barcelona to Málaga

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Barcelona to Málaga, 57,01% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Barcelona to Málaga, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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About Malaga

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.

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FAQs

How do I get from Barcelona to Málaga?

There are 2 travel options from Barcelona to Málaga: flight or train.

How do I get from Barcelona to Málaga the cheapest way?

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.

What is the quickest way from Barcelona to Málaga?

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.

How far is it from Barcelona to Málaga?

The distance is approximately 477 miles (769 km) from Barcelona to Málaga.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Barcelona to Málaga?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Málaga is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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.

When traveling from Barcelona to Málaga, what are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and Málaga?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Málaga:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga depart from Barcelona Sants to Malaga María Zambrano.

Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Málaga by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair Barcelona to Málaga tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE to go to Málaga by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe AVE Barcelona to Málaga tickets on Omio for $75 (€62).

Can I travel directly to Málaga from Barcelona?

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Málaga with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Málaga with Renfe AVE.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Barcelona to Málaga?

Looking to extend your trip from Barcelona to Málaga? Many Omio customers who go from Barcelona to Málaga usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Sevilla or Granada. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Sevilla or Granada from Málaga, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I purchase Barcelona to Málaga tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $12 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $75 (€62) one way on average.

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.