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Train Information to Málaga from Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£111 (€125)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Barcelona to Málaga cover the 477 miles (769 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 56 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £111, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £95. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Train companies

Travel with Renfe and AVE between Barcelona and Málaga

For as little as £95 you can travel by train between Barcelona and Málaga with Renfe and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Renfe
AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Barcelona to Malaga: Journey Details

    Catching the train to Malaga from Barcelona is simple. Renfe offers two daily services from Barcelona Sants to Malaga Maria Zambrano, which run 7 days a week with no peak time charges. The morning service leaves Barcelona at 8:30 a.m. and arrives at Malaga at 2:30 p.m, while the evening departure leaves at 3:50 p.m. and gets into Maria Zambrano at 9:40 p.m. In both cases, the journey time is around 6 hours - and no changes are needed.


    Renfe trains from Barcelona to Málaga

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    Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

    At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Barcelona to Málaga. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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    Taking the Train from Barcelona

    All trains from Barcelona to Malaga depart from Barcelona Sants Station and arrive at Maria Zambrano in Malaga. Sants can be found to the south-west of Barcelona's historic centre, and is easily accessible via the Barcelona Metro. If you are coming from hotels in Gracia or Eixample, give yourself around half an hour to make your train. For those coming from regional cities like Girona, local trains are a reliable option, and all of them will terminate at Sants. There is also a quick airport transfer from El Prat to Sants if you are arriving by plane.

    Getting into Malaga by Train

    Malaga is a beautiful coastal city at the heart of Andalucia's Costa del Sol. You can use it as a base to explore the beaches of the south or historical attractions like Granada and Cordoba - but Malaga itself has plenty to offer. Catch a La Liga match, wander around the Moorish castle and check out the lively nightlife. All trains arrive at Maria Zambrano station, which is about 20 minutes walk to the south-west of the centre. The easiest route into town is to hail a taxi from the station, but there are regular buses as well. Local trains also serve resorts like Fuengirola and Marbella for anyone heading straight to the beach.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Barcelona to Málaga
    Travel by train to Málaga 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 Barcelona to Málaga.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets to Málaga from Barcelona cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Barcelona to Málaga to cost as little as £95  in the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of train tickets between Barcelona and Málaga?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Barcelona and Málaga is £111  one way.
    How many miles is it from Barcelona to Málaga by train?
    The train distance from Barcelona to Málaga is around 477 miles (769 km).
    How long does it take from Barcelona to Málaga by train?
    While the time it takes to travel 477 miles (769 km) from Barcelona to Málaga can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Barcelona to Málaga is on average 5 h 56 min.
    What station does the Barcelona to Málaga train leave from? Which Málaga train station do I come into from Barcelona?

    When departing from Barcelona, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When arriving in Málaga, you can end your trip in train stations like Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.

    Omio customers book a train from Barcelona Sants   to Malaga María Zambrano   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure train station in Barcelona located? Where is the arrival train station in Málaga located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Malaga María Zambrano and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Málaga.

    Which train providers can take me to Málaga from Barcelona?
    For the best Barcelona to Málaga train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Barcelona to Málaga to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Are there any Barcelona to Málaga direct train services?
    Yes, there is 1 direct train between Barcelona and Málaga per day with Renfe AVE  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    How many train services are there to Málaga from Barcelona a day?
    On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Málaga. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What time is the earliest train from Barcelona to Málaga? What time is the last train from Barcelona to Málaga?
    You can take the first train from Barcelona to Málaga at 14: 50   or take the last train from Barcelona to Málaga leaving at 14: 50. Look for the latest Barcelona Málaga train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga is on average £111 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Málaga from Barcelona available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Barcelona
    Málaga
    Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your journey to Málaga.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17