How to travel from Málaga to Barcelona

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from Málaga to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Málaga to Barcelona on Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:40PMMalaga Airport3h55 04:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
09:30PMMálaga15h00 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
0 transfers
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03:40PMGranada8h00 11:40PMBarcelona Sants
1 transfer
08:35AMMalaga Airport8h00 04:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
07:00AMMalaga Airport1h35 08:35AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Málaga to Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$104 - $264
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $104 (€95) • 15 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $264 (€241) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE

Travel 477 miles (769 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Barcelona from Málaga. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $104 (€95). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Málaga to Barcelona.

How to get from Málaga to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Málaga to Barcelona, 60,74% 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 Málaga to Barcelona, 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Málaga to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel to Barcelona 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 Málaga to Barcelona.

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

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Málaga is by taking a bus, which costs on average $104 (€95).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A bus is $161 (€147) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Málaga to Barcelona costing on average $264 (€241).

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $109 (€100) from Málaga to Barcelona.

The fastest way from Málaga to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h.

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by train can take on average 5 h 50 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Barcelona is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Málaga and 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 when traveling from Málaga to Barcelona:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Málaga, Puerto Málaga to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Malaga Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • You can take a bus from Málaga to Barcelona with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $104 (€95) with Alsa from Málaga to Barcelona.
  • You can travel by plane between Málaga and Barcelona with Air Europa, and you can find Air Europa Málaga to Barcelona tickets for $264 (€241) on Omio.
  • You can go to Barcelona from Málaga by train with Renfe AVE. You'll see cheap train tickets for $109 (€100) with Renfe AVE from Málaga to Barcelona on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Renfe AVE.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $104 (€95) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $264 (€241) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $109 (€100) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Málaga to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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