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Train Information between Málaga and Barcelona

distanceDistance477 miles (769 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price£103 (€114)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Málaga to Barcelona cover the 477 miles (769 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 47 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £103, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £86. Travellers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies

Travel with Renfe and AVE from Málaga to Barcelona

You can travel by train from Málaga to Barcelona with Renfe and AVE for as low as £86. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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AVE

Looking to travel comfortably between Málaga and Barcelona? Enjoy the Málaga to Barcelona train with Renfe, Spain’s national train operator offering a wide range of domestic routes and international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Omio shows you Renfe train timetables and tickets available for the 477 miles (769 km) Málaga to Barcelona journey to help you find the best deals on Renfe train tickets. You can select Renfe ticket types like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible for the ideal journey by train between Málaga and Barcelona. You can also find Renfe’s discount cards, such as the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, and use these to purchase Renfe tickets on Omio.

As the main operator of train services in Spain, Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel. These train types include: AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia for domestic routes in Spain, Altaria for domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed for routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

These are Renfe 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Málaga to Barcelona:

  • 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 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 cost of cheap trains from Málaga to Barcelona?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Málaga and Barcelona for as low as £86  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Málaga to Barcelona cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Málaga to Barcelona train prices are on average £103  one way.
How far is it from Málaga to Barcelona by train?
You should expect to travel around 477 miles (769 km)  between Málaga and Barcelona by train.
How long is the train to Barcelona from Málaga?
The Málaga to Barcelona train duration is on average 5 h 47 min, which is to be expected when travelling 477 miles (769 km) from Málaga to Barcelona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Málaga to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from Málaga do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Málaga, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. When you arrive in Barcelona, your train can arrive in train stations including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Malaga María Zambrano   to Barcelona Sants.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Malaga María Zambrano, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Málaga. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Málaga to Barcelona?
For the route 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 between Málaga and Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Málaga to Barcelona direct train services?
Yes, there are direct trains a day between Málaga and Barcelona. If you’re looking for a direct train from Málaga to Barcelona, consider travelling with Renfe AVE. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
When is the earliest train from Málaga to Barcelona? When is the last train from Málaga to Barcelona?
You can take the first train from Málaga to Barcelona at 12: 35   or take the last train from Málaga to Barcelona leaving at 12: 35. Look for the latest Málaga Barcelona train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Málaga and Barcelona for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets between Málaga and Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £103 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Málaga to Barcelona a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Málaga
Barcelona
María Zambrano
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