Barcelona to Málaga train

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga

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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

15:45Barcelona Sants6h01 21:46Malaga María Zambrano
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15:45Barcelona Sants6h47 22:32Granada
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Train schedule Barcelona to Málaga

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15:45Barcelona Sants6h47 22:32Granada
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15:45Barcelona Sants6h01 21:46Malaga María Zambrano
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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Málaga

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Fastest Journey

6 h 1 m


6 h 24 m

Trains per day



769 km

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.

15:45Barcelona Sants6h01 21:46Malaga María Zambrano
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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Málaga

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£105 (€119)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe 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.

Train companies: AVE trains Barcelona to Málaga

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:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 47 min
  • Average Price: £77
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

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


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.
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Barcelona and Málaga for the next 7 days starting from £77  one way.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Barcelona to Málaga train to cost on average £105  one way.
The Barcelona to Málaga train distance is approximately 477 miles (769 km).
The Barcelona to Málaga train duration is on average 6 h 1 min, which is to be expected when travelling 477 miles (769 km) between Barcelona and Málaga. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

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.

For the best Barcelona to Málaga train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Barcelona and Málaga to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Barcelona to Málaga with Renfe AVE, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Málaga is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from Barcelona to Málaga leaves at 13: 45   and the last train for this leaves at 14: 45. Omio shows you the latest train from Barcelona to Málaga times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you purchase Barcelona to Málaga train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £105. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Málaga from Barcelona. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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
Phone Number
+34 934956020
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

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