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

09:20AMMalaga Airport1h35 10:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$721One-way
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06:50AMMalaga Airport1h35 08:25AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$651One-way
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07:15PMMalaga Airport1h35 08:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$721One-way
05:40PMMalaga Airport1h35 07:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$721One-way
02:25PMMalaga Airport1h35 04:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$721One-way

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Thu
Dec 9
$191Renfe AVE
$93Vueling
Fri
Dec 10
$129Renfe AVE
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Sat
Dec 11
$129Renfe AVE
$65Vueling
Sun
Dec 12
$143Renfe AVE
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Mon
Dec 13
$129Renfe AVE
$59Air Europa
Tue
Dec 14
$115Renfe AVE
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Wed
Dec 15
$115Renfe AVE
$28Ryanair
Thu
Dec 16
$129Renfe AVE
$12Ryanair
Fri
Dec 17
$129Renfe AVE
$36Ryanair
Sat
Dec 18
$129Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Sun
Dec 19
$129Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Mon
Dec 20
$129Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Tue
Dec 21
$129Renfe AVE
$15Ryanair
Wed
Dec 22
$129Renfe AVE
$31Ryanair
Thu
Dec 23
$191Renfe AVE
$36Ryanair
Fri
Dec 24
$129Renfe AVE
$46Ryanair
Sat
Dec 25
$115Renfe AVE
$90Iberia
Sun
Dec 26
$129Renfe AVE
$68Ryanair
Mon
Dec 27
$76Renfe AVE
$59Vueling
Tue
Dec 28
$129Renfe AVE
$36Ryanair
Wed
Dec 29
$129Renfe AVE
$40Ryanair

Travel Information from Málaga to Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$56 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $56 (€47) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $56 (€47) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, Flixbus or Renfe AVE

Travel 477 miles (769 km) by flight, bus or train between Málaga and Barcelona. 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $56 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Vueling, Flixbus or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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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FAQs

How do I get from Málaga to Barcelona?

You can travel to Barcelona from Málaga 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Barcelona is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $56 (€47) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

Taking a flight is about $22 (€18) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $78 (€65) for this route.

Taking a flight is usually $58 (€49) less than taking a train to Barcelona, which costs on average $114 (€96) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Málaga to Barcelona?

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

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 47 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Málaga to Barcelona?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Barcelona is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

Who can get me from Málaga to Barcelona?

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

  • You can go to Barcelona from Málaga by plane with Vueling. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $56 (€47) with Vueling from Málaga to Barcelona on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Málaga to Barcelona with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $78 (€65) with Flixbus from Málaga to Barcelona.
  • You can take a train from Málaga to Barcelona with Renfe AVE. Cheap tickets can be found for $114 (€96) with Renfe AVE from Málaga to Barcelona.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Málaga to 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!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Barcelona from Málaga online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Málaga to Barcelona, 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 $56 (€47) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $78 (€65) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $114 (€96) 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.