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Train Information from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£69 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £69, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £58. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Train providers

AVE and Renfe trains to Málaga from Madrid

Travel between Madrid and Málaga from £58 with Omio’s train partners AVE and Renfe! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Málaga trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets from Madrid to Málaga due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Madrid to Málaga: Journey Details

    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.

     

    Trains from Madrid to Málaga: Train Journey Information


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    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.

    Tips for Booking Cheap Trains from Madrid to Málaga


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    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.

    Train Station Info and Getting to the City Centre


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    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.

     


    Renfe trains from Madrid 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 Madrid 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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    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid 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 Madrid to Málaga.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets to Málaga from Madrid cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Málaga from Madrid to cost as little as £58  in the next 7 days.
    What is the average cost of a train from Madrid to Málaga?
    The Madrid to Málaga train ticket price is on average £69  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    What is the distance between Madrid and Málaga via train?
    The Madrid to Málaga train distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km).
    What is the average Madrid to Málaga train duration?
    The Madrid to Málaga train duration is on average 2 h 24 min, which is to be expected when travelling 257 miles (415 km) between Madrid and Málaga. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Madrid and arrival train station in Málaga?

    There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Málaga you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

    Where is the train station in Madrid? Where is the train station in Málaga?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (1.6 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 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the train station to the city centre in Málaga.

    What train providers go from Madrid to Málaga?
    For the best Madrid to Málaga train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Málaga from Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Are there any Madrid to Málaga direct train services?
    Yes, there are 8 direct trains per day between Madrid and Málaga, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe AVE  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many train services are there to Málaga from Madrid a day?
    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Málaga is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What time is the earliest train from Madrid to Málaga? What time is the last train from Madrid to Málaga?
    The earliest train departing from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 06: 35. The last train departing from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 19: 30. You can find the latest Madrid to Málaga train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Málaga from Madrid to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets from Madrid to Málaga within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £69 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Málaga a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your journey to Málaga.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10