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Travel Information from Barcelona to Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$34 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $34 (€29) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $34 (€29) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling Airlines or AVE

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 477 miles (769 km) between Barcelona and Málaga. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa, Vueling Airlines or AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Barcelona to Málaga.

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from Barcelona to Málaga

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Barcelona to Málaga is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
09:00AM15h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
12:00AMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
$1221One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
09:00AM15h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
12:00AMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
$1221One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Iberia
01:30PM3h35
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
05:05PMMalaga Airport (AGP)
$6601One-way
1 transfer
Other options
iryo
08:55AM11h52
Barcelona Sants
08:47PMMálaga María Zambrano
$1861One-way
1 transfer
iryo
07:55AM12h52
Barcelona Sants
08:47PMMálaga María Zambrano
$1831One-way
1 transfer
iryo
08:55AM8h42
Barcelona Sants
05:37PMMálaga María Zambrano
$2011One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
07:00AM15h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
10:00PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
$1221One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
10:00PM17h45
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
03:45PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
$1241One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
11:59PM18h31
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
06:30PMMalaga, Estación de Autobuses
$1241One-way
2 transfers
Iberia
09:15AM7h50
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
05:05PMMalaga Airport (AGP)
$3581One-way
1 transfer
Air Europa
11:50AM8h30
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
08:20PMMalaga Airport (AGP)
$3891One-way
1 transfer
Air Europa
08:30PM11h20
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
07:50AMMalaga Airport (AGP)
$3891One-way
1 transfer

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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

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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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Barcelona to Málaga. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

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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Vueling Airlines, AVE and Alsa will get you from Barcelona to Málaga at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Enjoy a quick and easy journey on a travel between Barcelona and Málaga with AVE, the high-speed travel from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company and official travel partner of Omio. Search all AVE travel schedules and tickets on Omio to find the best deals for a travel to Málaga from Barcelona covering the 477 miles (769 km) distance. Look out for ticket options like Promo, Promo +, and Flexible to find the most convenient Barcelona to Málaga travel ride for you. Renfe AVE even offers discount cards for regular customers, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, which can be used when buying AVE tickets on Omio.

Renfe covers around 9,300 miles (15, 000 km) between national and international routes, among which are its AVE routes that connect the main cities of Spain. AVE travel are well-known among travelers for providing ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience. Their travel are the most popular of Renfe’s fleet due to their high speeds reaching up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. They are also popular with travelers due to their premium services onboard, such as a restaurant, bathrooms, WiFi access, and entertainment.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a travel and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct travel to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Barcelona to Málaga

        FAQs: Travel to Málaga 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 Barcelona to Málaga.
        FAQs

        You can get between Barcelona and Málaga 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Málaga is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $34 (€29) compared to other travel options to Málaga:

        A flight is $35 (€30) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $69 (€60) from Barcelona to Málaga.

        Taking a flight costs $24 (€21) less than taking a train, which costs on average $58 (€50) for the same trip.

        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 take longer:

        Getting to Málaga by bus takes 15 h on average.

        Train takes 6 h 21 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 477 miles (769 km) between Barcelona and Málaga.

        The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Málaga is:

        • Around 2 buses per day.
        • 2 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Barcelona to Málaga as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Buses mostly depart from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants and arrive in Malaga, Estación de Autobuses.
        • Flights mostly depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.
        • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Málaga María Zambrano.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Málaga:

        • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Málaga with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, FlixBus or Infobus. Cheap tickets can be found for $69 (€60) with Alsa from Barcelona to Málaga.
        • You can go to Málaga from Barcelona by plane with Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia, TAP Portugal, Air Nostrum, Compagnie Africaine D'Aviation or PGA-Portugalia Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $34 (€29) with Vueling Airlines from Barcelona to Málaga on Omio.
        • You can travel by train from Barcelona to Málaga with AVE, iryo, Renfe AVLO or Renfe AVE INT, and you can find AVE Barcelona to Málaga tickets for $58 (€50) on Omio.

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

        • Direct buses with Alsa with 2 direct buses per day.
        • Direct trains with AVE with 1 direct train per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Málaga as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Barcelona to Málaga.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Barcelona to Málaga often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Seville, Granada or Marbella. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Barcelona and Málaga itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Málaga and any of these top destinations today!
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