Madrid to Málaga train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid 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.

16:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h52 19:27Malaga María Zambrano
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17:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 20:10Malaga María Zambrano
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19:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h55 22:30Malaga María Zambrano
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Train schedule Madrid to Málaga

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04:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h52 07:27PMMalaga María Zambrano
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05:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 08:10PMMalaga María Zambrano
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07:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha2h55 10:30PMMalaga María Zambrano
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m


2 h 47 m

Trains per day



416 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

17:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h35 20:10Malaga María Zambrano
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19:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha2h55 22:30Malaga María Zambrano
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Overview: Train from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£83 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles (415 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £60, but the average price of train tickets is £83. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE trains Madrid to Málaga

Find the best trains between Madrid and Málaga with Omio's travel partners Renfe and AVE from £60. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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.

    Travel comfortably between Madrid and Málaga with AVE, Renfe's high-speed trains. When you travel on the AVE train between Madrid and Málaga, the distance to travel is 257 miles (415 km) and prices start as low as £60. Check all the AVE train timetables and find the cheapest ticket to Málaga from Madrid on Omio!

    Renfe is the main railway operator in Spain and offers a wide variety of AVE tickets perfect for your budget, such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card that you can add when booking your Renfe AVE ticket with Omio.

    The Renfe AVE trains are among the fastest in the world, reaching 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, and the AVE connects the main cities of the country in just a few hours, offering comfort and flexibility in long and medium distances. All AVE trains have a restaurant, WiFi, toilets and entertainment on board, and when you book your ticket on Omio, we offer you the possibility of choosing the seat that suits you best.

    • Average Price: £60

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Málaga from Madrid for as little as £60  in the next 7 days.
    The Madrid to Málaga train ticket price is on average £83  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    The train distance from Madrid to Málaga is around 257 miles (415 km).
    On average the train from Madrid to Málaga duration is 2 h 26 min  for the 257 miles (415 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    When departing from Madrid, you have various train station options to start your route from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Malaga María Zambrano   most frequently for this route.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Madrid. 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.

    If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Málaga, you can rely on Renfe or Renfe AVE to get you to Málaga. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Madrid to Málaga journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Málaga is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Madrid at 05: 35. The last train leaves from Madrid at 19: 30. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Madrid to Málaga and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Madrid to Málaga is on average £83 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Madrid to Málaga available a few months in advance.

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