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from Málaga to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

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

11:45AMMálaga6h15 06:00PMMadrid
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$211One-way
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11:45AMMálaga6h15 06:00PMMadrid
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11:15AMMálaga6h45 06:00PMMadrid
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03:15PMMálaga6h10 09:25PMMadrid
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07:35AMMálaga6h10 01:45PMMadrid
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 26
$148Renfe AVE
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$131Iberia
Mon
Sep 27
$91Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$106Air Europa
Tue
Sep 28
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$106Air Europa
Wed
Sep 29
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$63Air Nostrum
Thu
Sep 30
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$21Grupo Interbus
$131Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 1
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$21Grupo Interbus
$89Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 2
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$72Air Nostrum
Sun
Oct 3
$91Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$72Iberia Express
Mon
Oct 4
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$68Air Europa
Tue
Oct 5
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$72Air Nostrum
Wed
Oct 6
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$63Iberia Express
Thu
Oct 7
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$63Iberia Express
Fri
Oct 8
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$131Iberia Express
Sat
Oct 9
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$63Air Nostrum
Sun
Oct 10
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$63Air Nostrum
Mon
Oct 11
$71Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$82Vueling
Tue
Oct 12
$121Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$145Vueling
Wed
Oct 13
$81Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$72Air Nostrum
Thu
Oct 14
$61Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$70Vueling
Fri
Oct 15
$67Renfe AVE
$21Grupo Interbus
$72Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 16
$50Renfe AVE
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$44Air Nostrum

Travel Information from Málaga to Madrid

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $84
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 6 h
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Grupo Interbus or Renfe AVE

Travel 257 miles (415 km) by flight, bus or train between Málaga and Madrid. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Iberia, Grupo Interbus or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Málaga to Madrid.

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 reach Madrid from Málaga?

There are 3 ways to get from Málaga to Madrid: flight, bus or train.

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

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A bus is generally $63 (€50) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $84 (€67) from Málaga to Madrid.

A bus is $60 (€48) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Málaga to Madrid costing on average $81 (€65).

What is the quickest way from Málaga to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Málaga is by travel, which takes on average 0 h 0 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by flight can take on average 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 28 min.

How many miles from Málaga to Madrid would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there to Madrid from Málaga?

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Madrid is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Málaga to Madrid 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 Madrid?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Malaga Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Málaga, Puerto Málaga and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Trains most often depart from Málaga at Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Málaga to Madrid?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Málaga to Madrid with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Málaga to Madrid tickets for $84 (€67) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Madrid from Málaga by bus with Grupo Interbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $21 (€17) with Grupo Interbus from Málaga to Madrid.
  • You can take a train from Málaga to Madrid with Renfe AVE. Cheap tickets can be found for $81 (€65) with Renfe AVE from Málaga to Madrid.
Is it possible to travel directly to Madrid from Málaga?

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

  • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with Renfe AVE.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Málaga to 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 book 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 plane ticket for this journey is costing $84 (€67) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $21 (€17) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $81 (€65) one way on average for this route.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Málaga
Madrid
Malaga
Amenities
María Zambrano
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