Barcelona to Málaga train

Fri, 24 May
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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
iryo
05:4512h09
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£1931One-way
1 change
2nd Cheapest
iryo
13:459h57
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
£2011One-way
1 change
iryo
05:456h13
Barcelona Sants
11:58Málaga María Zambrano
£2031One-way
1 change
iryo
08:109h44
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£2061One-way
1 change
iryo
10:507h04
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£2081One-way
1 change

Train timetableBarcelona to Málaga

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
iryo
05:456h13
Barcelona Sants
11:58Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
05:4512h09
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
05:458h47
Barcelona Sants
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
08:106h22
Barcelona Sants
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
08:109h44
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
08:1015h32
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
08:558h59
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
08:5514h47
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
10:5012h52
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
10:507h04
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
11:555h59
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
11:5511h47
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
12:4011h02
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
13:459h57
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
14:558h47
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change
iryo
15:557h47
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
1 change

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Train times from Barcelona to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 59 m

Average

9 h 51 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

769 km

To travel from Barcelona to Málaga you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
iryo
11:555h59
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£2091One-way
1 change
2nd Fastest
iryo
05:456h13
Barcelona Sants
11:58Málaga María Zambrano
£2031One-way
1 change
iryo
08:106h22
Barcelona Sants
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
£2381One-way
1 change
iryo
10:507h04
Barcelona Sants
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£2081One-way
1 change
iryo
15:557h47
Barcelona Sants
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
£2251One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£88 (€99)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo or Renfe AVE INT

Trains from Barcelona to Málaga cover the 477 miles long route taking on average 6 h 21 min with our travel partners like AVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo or Renfe AVE INT. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £88, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £56. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona and arrive in Málaga María Zambrano.

Train providers: AVE and Renfe AVLO trains Barcelona to Málaga

For as little as £33 you can travel by train between Barcelona and Málaga with AVE and Renfe AVLO. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Renfe Avlo is a Spanish low-cost high-speed rail service that operates the routes between the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Valencia by the national rail company Renfe. Avlo trains travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Avlo tickets are in Economy or "Básica" Class with assigned seats and include onboard services like free wifi, onboard-entertainment (via the PlayRenfe app or network), power sockets and vending machines. Child tickets available from 0 to 13 years old then 14 or over counts as an adult ticket. You can upgrade your ticket to bring extra luggage onboard on top of your included backpack and 55x35x25 cm hand luggage with no weight limit. Cheap Avlo tickets start from 7 Euros and are a great option for travelling from Barcelona to Málaga by train.


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.

FAQs: Barcelona to Málaga train

FAQs: Travel by train from Barcelona 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
Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga can start from as little as £56 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Barcelona to Málaga is £88; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Barcelona to Málaga train travel time is 6 h 21 min   for the 477 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Barcelona to Málaga leaves at 07: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Barcelona to Málaga leaves at 14: 15.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Málaga without having to change trains with AVE. There is 1 direct train from Barcelona to Málaga each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Málaga. Take the fast train with iryo from Barcelona to Málaga.
Take the Barcelona to Málaga train with AVE, Renfe AVLO, iryo or Renfe AVE INT. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Barcelona to Málaga as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Barcelona, you have various train station options to start your route from including Barcelona, Barcelona Sants and Passeig de Gràcia station. When arriving in Málaga, you can end your trip in train stations like Málaga María Zambrano, Malaga Airport and Malaga Centro Alameda.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Málaga María Zambrano, located 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Barcelona to Málaga is November.
You have options as you can travel between Barcelona and Málaga 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Barcelona and Málaga

Barcelona
Málaga
Barcelona 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.
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Phone Number
+34 934956020
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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
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