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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 Sep 27 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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$1001One-way
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02:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h30 04:25PMMalaga Airport
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10:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport4h25 02:40PMMalaga Airport
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07:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 08:55PMMalaga Airport
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 26
$101Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia
Mon
Sep 27
$91Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$100Iberia
Tue
Sep 28
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia
Thu
Sep 30
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Fri
Oct 1
$91Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 2
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Sun
Oct 3
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$81Air Europa
Mon
Oct 4
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$83Air Nostrum
Tue
Oct 5
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Iberia Express
Wed
Oct 6
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$83Iberia Express
Thu
Oct 7
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$81Air Europa
Fri
Oct 8
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$120Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 9
$50Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$93Air Europa
Sun
Oct 10
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$21Grupo Interbus
$79Air Europa
Mon
Oct 11
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$62Air Europa
Tue
Oct 12
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$74Air Nostrum
Wed
Oct 13
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$110Air Nostrum
Thu
Oct 14
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$52Air Europa
Fri
Oct 15
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$91Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 16
$40Renfe AVE
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$40Air Europa

Travel Information from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $120
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 6 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $120 (€97) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Grupo Interbus or Renfe AVE

Travel 257 miles (415 km) by flight, bus or train to Málaga from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Iberia, Grupo Interbus or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Málaga.

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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Travel Tips

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

There are 3 travel options from Madrid to Málaga: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Málaga?

The cheapest way to go to Málaga from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $21 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Málaga:

Taking a bus is about $99 (€80) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $120 (€97) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $70 (€56) less than taking a train to Málaga, which costs on average $91 (€73) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Málaga?

The quickest way to travel to Málaga from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 24 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Madrid to Málaga?

The distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km) from Madrid to Málaga.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Málaga is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

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 most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Málaga at Málaga, Puerto Málaga.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Málaga at Malaga María Zambrano.
Which travel companies 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 go to Málaga from Madrid by plane with Iberia. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $120 (€97) with Iberia from Madrid to Málaga on Omio.
  • You can go to Málaga from Madrid by bus with Grupo Interbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $21 (€17) with Grupo Interbus from Madrid to Málaga on Omio.
  • You can travel to Málaga from Madrid by train with Renfe AVE. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $91 (€73) with Renfe AVE from Madrid to Málaga.
Where should I go next after I travel between Madrid and Málaga?
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Málaga often also extend their vacation to go to Sevilla, Barcelona or Granada. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Málaga and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Madrid to Málaga tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $120 (€97) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $21 (€17) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $91 (€73) one way on average for this route.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Málaga
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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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
Madrid Chamartín
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