|Distance||477 miles (769 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 56 min|
|Average train ticket price||£111 (€125)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Renfe 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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