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6 h 1 m
6 h 24 m
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Of the 2 trains that leave Barcelona for Málaga every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||477 miles (769 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 1 min|
|Average train ticket price||£105 (€119)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train companies||Renfe AVE|
Trains from Barcelona to Málaga cover the 477 miles (769 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 1 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £77, but the average price of train tickets is £105. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.
You can travel by train between Barcelona and Málaga with AVE for as low as £77. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
AVE trains to Málaga from Barcelona are available on Omio at just £77! AVE are the high-speed trains from Renfe, the main Spanish railway company that offers routes throughout the country and to France and Portugal. When you travel with a Renfe AVE train to Málaga from Barcelona, the distance is 477 miles (769 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Barcelona to Málaga journey, which you can compare and book easily on Omio.
Renfe offers different types of AVE tickets that adapt to all budgets, such as Promo, Promo +, Flexible tickets for one-way or return. You can also use the Renfe discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card when booking your Renfe AVE ticket on Omio.
All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, toilets and onboard entertainment and offer a multitude of times throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. In addition, Renfe AVE trains are characterised as being the most popular, comfortable, punctual and one of the fastest trains in the world, reaching speeds around 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. AVE connects the main Spanish cities in just a few hours.
Barcelona to Málaga train information with AVE:
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 taking the train from Barcelona to Málaga, you can choose to depart from train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Your journey can end in train stations such as Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Barcelona Sants, located approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city centre of Barcelona. The most popular arrival train station in Málaga, called Malaga María Zambrano, is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from its city centre.
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