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from Málaga to Madrid

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

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To get from Málaga to Madrid on Jan 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45AMMálaga6h55 06:40PMMadrid
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$231One-way
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11:45AMMálaga6h55 06:40PMMadrid
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$231One-way
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11:15AMMálaga7h25 06:40PMMadrid
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$231One-way
08:40PMMalaga Airport1h10 09:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1151One-way
12:10PMMalaga Airport1h10 01:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1151One-way

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Thu
Jan 27
$101Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$103Air Europa
Fri
Jan 28
$91Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$95Iberia Express
Sat
Jan 29
$81Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$81Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$95Iberia Express
Mon
Jan 31
$81Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$67Air Europa
Tue
Feb 1
$71Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Wed
Feb 2
$71Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Thu
Feb 3
$61Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$25Air Europa
Fri
Feb 4
$81Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Sat
Feb 5
$61Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$71Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$86Iberia Express
Mon
Feb 7
$61Renfe AVE
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Tue
Feb 8
$61Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Wed
Feb 9
$51Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$69Iberia
Thu
Feb 10
$51Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$61Iberia
Fri
Feb 11
$51Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$67Air Europa
Sat
Feb 12
$51Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa
Sun
Feb 13
$61Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$67Air Europa
Mon
Feb 14
$51Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$61Iberia
Tue
Feb 15
$51Renfe AVE
$20Grupo Interbus
$37Air Europa

Travel Information between Málaga and Madrid

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $41
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $36 (€30) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesGrupo Interbus, Air Europa or Renfe AVE

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 257 miles (415 km) to Madrid from Málaga. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; 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 trip are Grupo Interbus, Air Europa or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Málaga to Madrid.

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How to Travel from Malaga to Madrid

Anyone traveling in Spain from Malaga to Madrid can choose between trains, buses and flights. Trains and flights require about the same amount of time when traveling from Malaga to Madrid. Alternatively, buses are the cheapest transportation option, although the route requires 6 hours of travel time.

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

Malaga to Madrid Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€17

6:00 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€63

2:35 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€61

1:00 h

1 Month Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Malaga to Madrid


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Malaga to Madrid. Buses traveling from Malaga to Madrid depart from Malaga's bus station and take approximately 6 hours to arrive at Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses. Approximately 8 buses travel from Malaga to Madrid every day, with the first bus departing Malaga at 7:35 a.m. Daibus is the main bus company that travels from Malaga to Madrid.


Fastest way to travel from Malaga to Madrid


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Malaga to Madrid; 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 Malaga to Madrid. Trains traveling from Malaga to Madrid depart from Malaga's María Zambrano train station and arrive at Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station after as little as 2:35 h of traveling.


Most popular way to travel from Malaga to Madrid


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Malaga to Madrid. The train journey from Malaga to Madrid is only €2 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 Malaga to Madrid by bus. High-speed Renfe trains usually depart from Malaga's María Zambrano train station and take as little as 2:35 h to arrive at Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station. Around 11 trains travel from Malaga to Madrid every day.


How to get from Málaga to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Málaga to Madrid, 56,33% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Málaga to Madrid and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I go from Málaga to Madrid?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Madrid is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $21 (€17) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A bus is $15 (€13) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Málaga to Madrid costing on average $36 (€30).

A bus is $20 (€17) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Málaga to Madrid costing on average $41 (€34).

What is the fastest way to get from Málaga to Madrid?

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

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 2 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Málaga to Madrid?

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

How many services a day are there between Málaga and Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Madrid is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Madrid from Málaga, what are the departure and arrival points in Málaga and Madrid?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Málaga, Puerto Málaga and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Malaga Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Malaga María Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Which travel companies can take me from Málaga to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Málaga to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Grupo Interbus can get you to Madrid by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Grupo Interbus from Málaga to Madrid for $21 (€17) on Omio.
  • Travel with Air Europa for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Europa Málaga to Madrid tickets on Omio for $36 (€30).
  • Travel with Renfe AVE to go to Madrid by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe AVE Málaga to Madrid tickets on Omio for $41 (€34).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Málaga to Madrid?

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

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

When planning your trip from Málaga to Madrid, 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 $21 (€17) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $36 (€30) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $41 (€34) one way on average.

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