How to travel from Barcelona to Málaga

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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 Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h35 11:25PMMalaga Airport
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11:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport9h50 09:45PMMalaga Airport
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08:10PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 09:50PMMalaga Airport
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03:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport6h15 09:45PMMalaga Airport
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06:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport3h00 09:45PMMalaga Airport
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Travel Information to Málaga from Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$105 - $184
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $105 (€95) • 14 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $184 (€166) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE

Travel 477 miles (769 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Barcelona and Málaga. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, 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.

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Barcelona to Malaga Travel Comparison

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

Cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Malaga


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


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


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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Málaga

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Barcelona to Málaga including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Málaga from Barcelona is by taking a bus, which costs on average $105 (€95).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Málaga:

A bus is generally $79 (€71) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $184 (€166) from Barcelona to Málaga.

A bus is generally $19 (€18) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $124 (€112) 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, traveling by bus can take you on average 14 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 1 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Málaga is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and tend to arrive in Málaga, Puerto Málaga.
  • Flights from Barcelona to Málaga most often leave from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Barcelona Sants and tend to arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

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:

  • Alsa can get you to Málaga by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Alsa from Barcelona to Málaga for $105 (€95) on Omio.
  • Travel with Air Europa for flights to Málaga. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Europa Barcelona to Málaga tickets on Omio for $184 (€166).
  • 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 $124 (€112).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Málaga with Alsa.
  • You'll find 1 direct train a 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 route.

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.

Before traveling from Barcelona to Málaga, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $105 (€95) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $184 (€166) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $124 (€112) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Málaga tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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