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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 Jun 15 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 10:35AMMalaga Airport
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$731One-way
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03:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 05:15PMMalaga Airport
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$671One-way
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07:30AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 09:10AMMalaga Airport
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$731One-way
03:25PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 05:05PMMalaga Airport
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$671One-way
06:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 08:35PMMalaga Airport
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$871One-way

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Mon
Jun 14
$129Renfe AVE
$80Vueling
Tue
Jun 15
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$67Vueling
Wed
Jun 16
$115Renfe AVE
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Thu
Jun 17
$129Renfe AVE
$55Vueling
Fri
Jun 18
$153Renfe AVE
$88Air Europa
Sat
Jun 19
$115Renfe AVE
$65Ryanair
Sun
Jun 20
$129Renfe AVE
$65Ryanair
Mon
Jun 21
$123Renfe AVE
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Tue
Jun 22
$115Renfe AVE
$49Ryanair
Wed
Jun 23
$129Renfe AVE
$78Air Europa
Thu
Jun 24
$115Renfe AVE
$84Vueling
Fri
Jun 25
$129Renfe AVE
$73Ryanair
Sat
Jun 26
$103Renfe AVE
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Sun
Jun 27
$129Renfe AVE
$48Vueling
Mon
Jun 28
$115Renfe AVE
$46Ryanair
Tue
Jun 29
$103Renfe AVE
$42Vueling
Wed
Jun 30
$115Renfe AVE
$44Ryanair
Thu
Jul 1
$115Renfe AVE
$67Vueling
Fri
Jul 2
$129Renfe AVE
$86Air Europa
Sat
Jul 3
$115Renfe AVE
$73Ryanair
Sun
Jul 4
$115Renfe AVE
$67Vueling

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.

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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Barcelona to Málaga
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
How do I travel from Barcelona to Málaga?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Málaga from Barcelona. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance from Barcelona to Málaga?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and in Málaga?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Barcelona El Prat Airport and tend to arrive in Malaga Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and tend to arrive in Malaga, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly leave from Barcelona Sants and tend to arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.
Which travel companies can get me from Barcelona to Málaga?

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

  • You can go to Málaga from Barcelona by plane with Vueling. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $38 (€29) with Vueling from Barcelona to Málaga on Omio.
  • You can go to Málaga from Barcelona by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $118 (€91) with Alsa from Barcelona to Málaga on Omio.
  • You can go to Málaga from Barcelona by train with Renfe AVE. You'll see cheap train tickets for $116 (€90) with Renfe AVE from Barcelona to Málaga on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Barcelona to Málaga?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Málaga with Vueling.
  • You'll find direct bus services to Málaga with.
  • You can find direct trains to take 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 journey.

Where should I go next after I travel 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.
When should I buy a ticket from Barcelona to Málaga online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Málaga, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $38 (€29) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $118 (€91) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $116 (€90) 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.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Málaga?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Málaga is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $38 (€29) compared to other travel options to Málaga:

A flight is $81 (€62) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Barcelona to Málaga costing on average $118 (€91).

A flight is generally $78 (€61) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $116 (€90) from Barcelona to Málaga.

What is the quickest way to get from Barcelona to Málaga?

The fastest way from Barcelona to Málaga is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 40 min.

There are alternative travel options to Málaga that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Málaga by bus can take on average 19 h 35 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 56 min  on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Málaga
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
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Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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Barcelona Estació De França
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