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Jun 13
$104Renfe AVE
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Mon
Jun 14
$104Renfe AVE
$124Iberia
Tue
Jun 15
$78Renfe AVE
$84Air Europa
Wed
Jun 16
$78Renfe AVE
$92Iberia
Thu
Jun 17
$78Renfe AVE
$65Iberia
Fri
Jun 18
$88Renfe AVE
$74Air Nostrum
Sat
Jun 19
$78Renfe AVE
$74Air Nostrum
Sun
Jun 20
$94Renfe AVE
$148Air Europa
Mon
Jun 21
$94Renfe AVE
$97Air Europa
Tue
Jun 22
$70Renfe AVE
$74Iberia
Wed
Jun 23
$70Renfe AVE
$74Iberia
Thu
Jun 24
$70Renfe AVE
$65Air Nostrum
Fri
Jun 25
$70Renfe AVE
$82Air Nostrum
Sat
Jun 26
$78Renfe AVE
$65Iberia
Sun
Jun 27
$94Renfe AVE
$173Air Nostrum
Mon
Jun 28
$78Renfe AVE
$97Air Europa
Tue
Jun 29
$70Renfe AVE
$74Iberia
Wed
Jun 30
$70Renfe AVE
$74Iberia
Thu
Jul 1
$61Renfe AVE
$65Air Nostrum
Fri
Jul 2
$61Renfe AVE
$65Air Nostrum
Sat
Jul 3
$70Renfe AVE
$65Air Nostrum

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.

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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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Travel Tips

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Travel to Madrid 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 Madrid.
FAQs
How do I travel from Málaga to Madrid?

There are 3 ways to travel from Málaga to Madrid including taking a bus, flight or train.

How far is Madrid from Málaga?

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

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Malaga Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Which travel companies can get 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:

  • Travel with Grupo Interbus for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Grupo Interbus Málaga to Madrid tickets on Omio for $22 (€17).
  • Air Europa can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Europa from Málaga to Madrid for $149 (€115) on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe AVE for trains to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe AVE Málaga to Madrid tickets on Omio for $79 (€61).
Can I travel directly to Madrid from Málaga?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Madrid with Grupo Interbus.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Madrid with Air Europa or Iberia.
  • You can find direct trains to take to Madrid with Renfe AVE.

Direct services to Madrid 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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Málaga and Madrid?
Omio customers who travel from Málaga to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets to Madrid from Málaga online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $22 (€17) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $149 (€115) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $79 (€61) one way for this trip.

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Málaga and Madrid?

The cheapest way to travel from Málaga to Madrid is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€17).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is usually $127 (€98) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $149 (€115) for the same trip.

A bus is $57 (€44) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Málaga to Madrid costing on average $79 (€61).

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

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

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h  of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 2 h 39 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Málaga
Madrid
Malaga
Amenities
María Zambrano
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