The cheapest trains from Málaga to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 29 Jul

Cheapest

£73

Average

£75

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 Madrid will cost around £ 75 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 73.

Cheapest
12:00Malaga María Zambrano2h35 14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way
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14:00Malaga María Zambrano2h55 16:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way
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09:00Malaga María Zambrano2h56 11:56Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way
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18:00Malaga María Zambrano2h40 20:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way
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20:00Malaga María Zambrano2h53 22:53Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way

Timetable Málaga to Madrid

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08:10AMMalaga María Zambrano2h28 10:38AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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09:00AMMalaga María Zambrano2h56 11:56AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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10:30AMMalaga María Zambrano2h39 01:09PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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12:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h35 02:35PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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02:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h55 04:55PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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03:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h42 05:42PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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04:15PMMalaga María Zambrano2h56 07:11PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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05:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 07:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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06:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h40 08:40PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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07:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h45 09:45PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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08:00PMMalaga María Zambrano2h53 10:53PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
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Wed
28 Jul
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£15Grupo Interbus
£65Air Nostrum
Thu
29 Jul
£73Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£65Air Nostrum
Fri
30 Jul
£66Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Sat
31 Jul
£66Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£50Air Europa
Sun
1 Aug
£66Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£65Iberia
Mon
2 Aug
£59Renfe AVE
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Tue
3 Aug
£51Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Air Nostrum
Wed
4 Aug
£51Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Iberia
Thu
5 Aug
£51Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£52Air Nostrum
Fri
6 Aug
£51Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Iberia
Sat
7 Aug
£59Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£50Air Europa
Sun
8 Aug
£59Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£52Air Nostrum
Mon
9 Aug
£59Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£50Air Europa
Tue
10 Aug
£51Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£50Air Europa
Wed
11 Aug
£44Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Air Nostrum
Thu
12 Aug
£44Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£45Vueling
Fri
13 Aug
£51Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Iberia
Sat
14 Aug
£59Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Iberia
Sun
15 Aug
£66Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£52Iberia
Mon
16 Aug
£59Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£50Air Europa
Tue
17 Aug
£44Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£46Iberia

The fastest trains from Málaga to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 29 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 28 m

Average

2 h 44 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

416 km

Of the 11 trains that leave Málaga for Madrid every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 416 km distance in an average of 2 h 44 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 28 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 56 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
08:10Malaga María Zambrano2h28 10:38Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£811One-way
2nd Fastest
12:00Malaga María Zambrano2h35 14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way
10:30Malaga María Zambrano2h39 13:09Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£881One-way
18:00Malaga María Zambrano2h40 20:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way
15:00Malaga María Zambrano2h42 17:42Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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£731One-way

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Train Information from Málaga to Madrid

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£65 (€72)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Málaga to Madrid cover the 257 miles (415 km) long route taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £65, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies

Renfe and AVE between Málaga and Madrid

You can travel by train between Málaga and Madrid with Renfe and AVE for as low as £51. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Renfe
AVE

Enjoy a comfortable train from Málaga to Madrid with Renfe, the main operator of train services in Spain and an official travel partner of Omio. Search Renfe train timetables and tickets on Omio for the best deals on trains for the 257 miles (415 km) route between Málaga and Madrid. With Renfe ticket types like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible, you’ll be sure to find the most affordable Málaga to Madrid journey to suit your needs. Renfe even offers special discount cards to qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can also use on Omio.

As Renfe routes cover around 9, 300 miles of domestic and international railway, there is no shortage of fleets with different levels of comfort, amenities and time required to travel. The high-speed AVE trains serve long-distance routes, Alvia serves domestic routes in Spain, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain and Euromed serves routes along the stunning Mediterranean coastline. Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains are also included.

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets from Málaga to Madrid and when travelling by train:

  • 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 Málaga to Madrid: An Overview

The Málaga to Madrid train is a fast and reliable route that takes you from the southern edges of Spain to the centre in a matter of hours. The high-speed AVE service is provided by Renfe. Train departures are spread evenly throughout the day, starting in the early morning and continuing until mid-evening. Departure times are different depending on the day of the week with fewer trains running on Saturdays and Sundays. Trains from Málaga to Madrid depart from the modern Maria Zambrano Station which enjoys good transport links with Málaga City and the airport. Journeys terminate at Madrid Atocha Station close to the city centre.

Which train companies run service from Málaga to Madrid?

Spanish company Renfe runs a fast-speed AVE service from Málaga to Madrid.

How long is the train journey from Málaga to Madrid?

The fastest train from Málaga to Madrid is around 2 hours 28 minutes, with the slowest train being around 2 hours 50 minutes. All trains from Malaga to Madrid are direct.

How many trains are there from Málaga to Madrid a day?

Around 15 trains a day leave Málaga for Madrid with around 11 leaving a day at the weekends.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Málaga to Madrid?

Departure train station: Trains from Málaga to Madrid depart from the Maria Zambrano station, located just 1 km West of the city centre, with the Málaga's historic attractions within walking distance. Málaga's transport network consists of local buses and trains, covering the town, the airport and tourist resorts along the coast. Two lines of Málaga's new Metro are now also running. Taxis and car rentals are available at Maria Zambrano Station.

Arrival train station: Madrid, Spain's capital and its largest city, has a huge cultural and artistic heritage, stretching back several centuries. Trains from Málaga to Madrid arrive at Puerta de Atocha Station, which is within walking distance of the city centre. This beautiful and elegant building is home to a tropical garden, full of terrapins, and a tourist attraction in its own right. Atocha Station is linked to the rest of the city and the suburbs buy local Cercania trains, Metro and buses, including many night bus routes. Car rental desks and taxi ranks are located at the station.


Renfe trains from Málaga to Madrid

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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 Madrid. 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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Trains from Málaga to Madrid
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from Málaga to Madrid?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Madrid from Málaga for as low as £51  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Málaga to Madrid cost on average?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Málaga to Madrid train prices are on average £65  one way.
How many miles is it from Málaga to Madrid by train?
The Málaga to Madrid train distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km).
How long is the train to Madrid from Málaga?
While the time it takes to travel 257 miles (415 km) from Málaga to Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Málaga to Madrid is on average 2 h 42 min.
When travelling by train from Málaga to Madrid, which train station in Málaga do I depart from and which train station in Madrid do I arrive in?

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

Omio customers book a train from Malaga María Zambrano   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Málaga to Madrid?
If you're looking for trains from Málaga to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe AVE or Renfe to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Málaga to Madrid trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train to Madrid from Málaga?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Málaga to Madrid with Renfe AVE  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
When does the first train depart from Málaga to Madrid? When does the last train depart from Málaga to Madrid?
You can take the first train from Málaga to Madrid at 06: 10   or take the last train from Málaga to Madrid leaving at 18: 00. Look for the latest Málaga Madrid train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Málaga and Madrid for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Málaga to Madrid is on average £65 if you buy 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Madrid from Málaga available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Málaga
Madrid
María Zambrano
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