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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.
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.
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2 h 28 m
2 h 44 m
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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.
|Distance||257 miles (415 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 42 min|
|Average train ticket price||£65 (€72)|
|Train companies||Renfe 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.
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.
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:
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.
Spanish company Renfe runs a fast-speed AVE service 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.
Around 15 trains a day leave Málaga for Madrid with around 11 leaving a day at the weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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