Madrid to Málaga train

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Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Málaga is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

iryo
19:202h55
Madrid
22:15Málaga
£581One-way
0 changes
iryo
18:552h44
Madrid
21:39Málaga
£641One-way
0 changes

Train timetableMadrid to Málaga

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 April
Renfe AVE
07:253h02
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:27Málaga María Zambrano
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iryo
07:552h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
10:42Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
08:302h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:12Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
09:353h01
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
12:36Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
11:352h48
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:23Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
11:452h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
12:352h59
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
15:34Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
14:352h55
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
17:30Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
15:072h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
16:353h17
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
19:52Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
16:532h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
19:40Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVLO
17:373h10
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
20:47Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
18:402h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:22Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
19:353h01
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
22:36Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
Renfe AVE
20:353h00
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:35Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes
iryo
20:552h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
23:42Málaga María Zambrano
0 changes

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Train times from Madrid to Málaga

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 42 m

Average

2 h 49 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

416 km

Of the 16 trains that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe AVE
08:302h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:12Málaga María Zambrano
£461One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Renfe AVE
18:402h42
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
21:22Málaga María Zambrano
£1141One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
iryo
15:072h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
17:54Málaga María Zambrano
£381One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
iryo
16:532h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
19:40Málaga María Zambrano
£571One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
iryo
11:452h47
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
14:32Málaga María Zambrano
£351One-way
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Overview: Train from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAVE, Renfe AVLO or iryo

Trains from Madrid to Málaga cover the 257 miles long route taking on average 2 h 36 min with our travel partners like AVE, Renfe AVLO or iryo. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £19, but the average price of train tickets is £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Málaga María Zambrano.

Train companies: AVE, Renfe AVLO and iryo trains Madrid to Málaga

Buy your official AVE, Renfe AVLO and iryo train tickets from Madrid to Málaga from £19 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

AVE trains to Málaga from Madrid are available on Omio at just £46! 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 between Madrid and Málaga, the distance is 257 miles (415 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Madrid 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.

Train information from Madrid to Málaga with AVE:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 36 min
  • Cheapest Price: £46


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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FAQs: Madrid to Málaga train

FAQs: Travel by train from Madrid 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
Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga can start from as little as £19 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Madrid to Málaga is £44; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Madrid to Málaga train travel time is 2 h 36 min   for the 257 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 06: 55. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Madrid to Málaga leaves at 20: 39.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Madrid to Málaga without having to change trains with AVE or iryo. There are 11 direct trains from Madrid to Málaga each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Málaga. Take the fast train with iryo from Madrid to Málaga.
Take the Madrid to Málaga train with AVE, Renfe AVLO or iryo. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Madrid and Málaga as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 39.

When departing from Madrid, you have various train station options to start your route from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Atocha Cercanias. When arriving in Málaga, you can end your trip in train stations like Málaga María Zambrano and Malaga Airport.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Málaga María Zambrano, located 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Madrid to Málaga is February.
You have options as you can travel between Madrid and Málaga 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Málaga

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Málaga
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes 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.
Amenities at station
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-Almudena Grandes
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
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Madrid Atocha CercaniasParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Príncipe PíoParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Méndez AlvaroParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid RecoletosParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Madrid Aeropuerto T4ParkingATMAccessibility
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Madrid Nuevos MinisteriosParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ATMATM
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address
Address
Madrid
Madrid Sol
Asamblea de Madrid-EntrevíasATMTaxisAccessibility
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ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Madrid PirámidesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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