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.
The average ticket from Madrid to Málaga will cost around £ 111 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 76.
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Of the 9 train that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 416 km distance in an average of 2h 45m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 24m .
The slowest train will take 3h 5m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 43 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£55|
|Trains depart from:||Madrid|
|Trains arrive in:||Málaga|
|Train Companies:||Renfe AVE|
Málaga is a popular destination for visitors heading to the resorts of the Costa del Sol. It has also developed a reputation as a cultural hub with attractions including the Picasso Museum and the striking glass cube of the Centre Pompidou Málaga.
Which train companies go from Madrid to Málaga? Madrid is connected to Málaga by a direct line on the AVE high-speed network, part of Spain's national rail operator, RENFE.
How long is the train from Madrid to Málaga? The average journey time for the train from Madrid to Málaga is 2 hours and 20 minutes. Although some journeys can take up to 3 hours and 5 minutes.
When are the first and last trains of the day from Madrid to Málaga? The first direct train from Madrid to Málaga on weekdays departs from the Puerta Atocha station in the capital at around 6.30 a.m. arriving at Málaga's Maria Zambrano station just under 3 hours later. Earlier departures involve a change at Cordoba, arriving in Málaga slightly earlier. The last train to depart from Madrid to Málaga does so at 20:35 p.m.
How often are trains from Madrid to Málaga? There are roughly hourly services until the final departure in the evening which arrives in Málaga just before midnight. Sunday services are largely the same, however with an additional final journey.
How far in advance to book cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga? The best time to book trains from Madrid to Málaga in advance is 6 weeks before departure.
When is the cheapest and most expensive day to catch the train from Madrid to Málaga? The cheapest day to travel from Madrid to Málaga is Tuesday. The most expensive day to catch the train from Madrid to Málaga is Friday and Saturday.
Where do trains from Madrid to Málaga depart from? The train from Madrid to Málaga departs from the Puerta Atocha station, situated on the south side of central Madrid.
The Atocha underground station on the Madrid metro line 1 connects the station with the major attraction in the city. The metro operates between 6:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. There are taxi ranks outside the main station entrance.
Where do trains from Madrid to Málaga arrive at? Málaga's Maria Zambrano station is a modern terminus situated in the south-west of the city. There are bus services to the city centre on routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 16, 24 and 27, while Málaga bus station, adjacent to the terminus, offers connections along the Costa del Sol.