The cheapest trains from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Cheapest

£95

Average

£103

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 Málaga to Barcelona will cost around £ 103 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 95.

Cheapest
06:40Granada7h45 14:25Barcelona Sants
1 changes
£951One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:35Malaga María Zambrano5h47 20:22Barcelona Sants
0 changes
£1051One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:14Granada8h26 15:40Barcelona Sants
1 changes
£1051One-way
13:20Granada7h02 20:22Barcelona Sants
1 changes
£1051One-way

Timetable Málaga to Barcelona

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, 27 Oct
06:40Granada7h45 14:25Barcelona Sants
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07:14Granada8h26 15:40Barcelona Sants
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13:20Granada7h02 20:22Barcelona Sants
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14:35Malaga María Zambrano5h47 20:22Barcelona Sants
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Tue
26 Oct
£95Renfe AVE
£59Air Europa
Wed
27 Oct
£105Renfe AVE
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Thu
28 Oct
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£53Vueling
Fri
29 Oct
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£79Ryanair
Sat
30 Oct
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£53Vueling
Sun
31 Oct
£105Renfe AVE
£68Vueling
Mon
1 Nov
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£62Vueling
Tue
2 Nov
£95Renfe AVE
£42Ryanair
Wed
3 Nov
£74Renfe AVE
£48Vueling
Thu
4 Nov
£74Renfe AVE
£31Ryanair
Fri
5 Nov
£84Renfe AVE
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Sat
6 Nov
£74Renfe AVE
£49Ryanair
Sun
7 Nov
£95Renfe AVE
£52Air Europa
Mon
8 Nov
£95Renfe AVE
£39Ryanair
Tue
9 Nov
£84Renfe AVE
£11Ryanair
Wed
10 Nov
£74Renfe AVE
£23Ryanair
Thu
11 Nov
£84Renfe AVE
£9Ryanair
Fri
12 Nov
£95Renfe AVE
£44Vueling
Sat
13 Nov
£74Renfe AVE
£21Ryanair
Sun
14 Nov
£95Renfe AVE
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Mon
15 Nov
£95Renfe AVE
£25Ryanair

The fastest trains from Málaga to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 47 m

Average

7 h 15 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

769 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Málaga for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 769 km distance in an average of 7 h 15 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 47 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 26 m 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.

Fastest
14:35Malaga María Zambrano5h47 20:22Barcelona Sants
0 changes
£1051One-way
2nd Fastest
13:20Granada7h02 20:22Barcelona Sants
1 changes
£1051One-way
06:40Granada7h45 14:25Barcelona Sants
1 changes
£951One-way
07:14Granada8h26 15:40Barcelona Sants
1 changes
£1051One-way

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Renfe and AVE trains between Málaga and Barcelona

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets from Málaga to Barcelona from £84 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

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AVE trains between Málaga and Barcelona are available on Omio at just £84! 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 from Málaga to Barcelona, the distance is 477 miles (769 km). There are a multitude of AVE train times for the Málaga to Barcelona 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.

  • Average Price: £84


Trains from Malaga to Barcelona

High-speed AVE trains from Malaga to Barcelona depart between 6 to 8 times a day operated by the Spanish provider Renfe. The first departure is usually around 6:30 a.m. with the last train leaving between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m depending on the day of the week. The journey takes between 5.5 and 6.5 hours and involves a connection in Madrid.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Malaga to Barcelona?

Departure Station:Trains depart from the Maria Zambrano Station located just a short distance from Malaga city centre. It is a busy modern hub situated within a shopping centre with car parking, taxi ranks and both a Metro and bus station. Maria Zambrano Station is linked to Malaga Airport by local trains and buses.

Arrival Station: Trains from Malaga to Barcelona arrive at the busy Barcelona Sants station, located to the west of the city centre. It has car parking, taxi ranks, local bus stops and is on the Blue and Green lines of the Barcelona Metro system.


Renfe trains from Málaga to Barcelona

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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 Málaga to Barcelona. 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 Málaga to Barcelona
Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Málaga to Barcelona.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Málaga to Barcelona?
You can find a cheap train from Málaga to Barcelona for some dates and times for as low as £84  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Málaga to Barcelona?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Málaga to Barcelona train prices are on average £96  one way.
What is the distance from Málaga to Barcelona via train?
The distance from Málaga to Barcelona by train is approximately 477 miles (769 km).
How many hours does it take from Málaga to Barcelona by train?
On average the train from Málaga to Barcelona duration is 5 h 47 min  for the 477 miles (769 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Málaga to Barcelona, which train station in Málaga do I depart from and which train station in Barcelona do I arrive in?

When departing from Málaga, you have various train station options to start your route from including Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your journey in train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers book a train from Malaga María Zambrano   to Barcelona Sants   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Málaga train station to Barcelona? Where is the Barcelona train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Malaga María Zambrano, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Málaga.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Barcelona.

Which train companies should I travel with from Málaga to Barcelona?
For the trip from Málaga to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe AVE or Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Málaga to Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I buy a direct train from Málaga to Barcelona?
Yes, there are 2 direct trains per day from Málaga to Barcelona 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 purchase your train ticket.
How many train services are there between Málaga and Barcelona a day?
The average number of trains departing Málaga for Barcelona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Málaga to Barcelona? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Málaga to Barcelona train departs at 12: 35   and the last train from Málaga to Barcelona leaves at 13: 35. Check out the most up-to-date Málaga to Barcelona train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets from Málaga to Barcelona to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Málaga and Barcelona to cost on average £96 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Málaga to Barcelona train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Málaga
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Malaga María Zambrano is the most popular Málaga 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 Málaga for your journey to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 00 - 00: 45
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: C1, C2
Bus lines: 1, 3, 10, 16, 19, 24, 27, C2
Train lines: Avant, AVE, Media Distancia