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from Madrid to Málaga

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

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To get from Madrid to Málaga on Jun 14 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:25AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 08:40AMMalaga Airport
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07:25AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 08:40AMMalaga Airport
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06:30PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h26 08:56PMMalaga María Zambrano
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05:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h33 08:08PMMalaga María Zambrano
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07:35AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h48 10:23AMMalaga María Zambrano
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Sun
Jun 13
$104Renfe AVE
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Mon
Jun 14
$88Renfe AVE
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$104Iberia
Tue
Jun 15
$84Renfe AVE
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$83Air Europa
Wed
Jun 16
$94Renfe AVE
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$104Iberia
Thu
Jun 17
$104Renfe AVE
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$86Iberia
Fri
Jun 18
$94Renfe AVE
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$136Iberia
Sat
Jun 19
$88Renfe AVE
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$83Air Europa
Sun
Jun 20
$88Renfe AVE
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$77Iberia
Mon
Jun 21
$70Renfe AVE
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$109Air Europa
Tue
Jun 22
$70Renfe AVE
$22Grupo Interbus
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Wed
Jun 23
$78Renfe AVE
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$104Iberia
Thu
Jun 24
$104Renfe AVE
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$94Iberia
Fri
Jun 25
$94Renfe AVE
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$86Air Nostrum
Sat
Jun 26
$78Renfe AVE
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$86Iberia
Sun
Jun 27
$74Renfe AVE
$22Grupo Interbus
$86Iberia
Mon
Jun 28
$70Renfe AVE
$22Grupo Interbus
$147Air Nostrum
Tue
Jun 29
$70Renfe AVE
$22Grupo Interbus
$83Air Europa
Wed
Jun 30
$78Renfe AVE
$22Grupo Interbus
$172Iberia
Thu
Jul 1
$88Renfe AVE
$22Grupo Interbus
$77Iberia
Fri
Jul 2
$104Renfe AVE
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$83Air Europa
Sat
Jul 3
$78Renfe AVE
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$58Iberia

How to Travel from Madrid to Malaga

It's possible for travelers in Spain to journey from Madrid to Malaga by train, plane or bus. The fastest route is traveling via train while traveling by bus is the slowest. Although flight time is only around 1 hour, city transfers, check-in and security times add up to require 3.5 hours of travel time for the total journey.

Trains from Madrid to Malaga | Buses from Madrid to Malaga | Flights from Madrid to Malaga

Madrid to Malaga Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€17

5:50 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€54

2:20 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€51

1:05 h

1 Month Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga. Buses traveling from Madrid to Malaga depart from Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses and take a little under 6 hours to arrive at Malaga's bus station. Approximately 9 buses travel from Madrid to Malaga every day, with the first bus departing Madrid at 7:00 a.m. Daibus is the main bus company that travels from Madrid to Malaga.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga; however, when traveling to and from Malaga and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed Renfe AVE train is actually the fastest way to travel. Both Iberia and Air Europa offer direct flights from Madrid to Malaga. Trains traveling from Madrid to Malaga depart from Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station and arrive at Malaga's María Zambrano train station after as little as 2:20 h of traveling.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Malaga


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Malaga. The train journey from Madrid to Malaga is only €3 more expensive than flying on average while also being faster when travel time to and from Malaga and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration. Alternatively, taking a high-speed AVE train is at least 3 and a half hours faster than traveling from Madrid to Malaga by bus. High-speed Renfe trains usually depart from Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station and take as little as 2:20 h to arrive at Malaga's María Zambrano train station. Around 11 trains travel from Madrid to Malaga every day.


How to get from Madrid to Málaga

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Madrid to Málaga there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 50,90% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Madrid to Málaga. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Madrid to Málaga?

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

How far is Málaga from Madrid?

You should expect to travel around 257 miles (415 km) between Madrid and Málaga.

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Málaga?

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

  • Flights from Madrid to Málaga most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.
  • Buses from Madrid to Málaga most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Malaga, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.
Who can get me from Madrid to Málaga?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Madrid to Málaga with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Madrid to Málaga tickets for $82 (€64) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Madrid and Málaga by bus with Grupo Interbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $22 (€17) with Grupo Interbus from Madrid to Málaga.
  • You can travel from Madrid to Málaga by train with Renfe AVE. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $70 (€54) with Renfe AVE from Madrid to Málaga.
Is there a direct service between Madrid and Málaga?

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

  • You can find a direct flight to Málaga with Air Europa or Iberia.
  • You'll find direct bus services to Málaga with Grupo Interbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train 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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Málaga?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Málaga often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Sevilla, Barcelona or Granada. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Málaga itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Málaga and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets between Madrid and Málaga online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid 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 () one way.
  • Bus tickets cost () one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average () one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid 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 travel between Madrid and Málaga?

The cheapest way to go to Málaga from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $22 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Málaga:

Taking a bus is usually $60 (€47) less than taking a flight to Málaga, which costs on average () for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $48 (€37) less than taking a train to Málaga, which costs on average () for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Málaga?

The fastest way to get to Málaga from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Málaga can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Málaga by bus can take on average 6 h.

In comparison, getting to Málaga by train can take on average 2 h 26 min.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
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