The cheapest trains from Málaga to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£86

Average

£114

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 £ 114 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 86.

Cheapest
06:30Malaga María Zambrano2h40 09:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£861One-way
2nd Cheapest
18:00Malaga María Zambrano2h40 20:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£1241One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:00Malaga María Zambrano2h35 14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£1241One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:00Malaga María Zambrano2h55 16:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£1241One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Wed
27 Oct
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£15Grupo Interbus
£100Vueling
Thu
28 Oct
£86Renfe AVE
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£128Vueling
Fri
29 Oct
£105Renfe AVE
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£157Iberia Express
Sat
30 Oct
£57Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£54Air Europa
Wed
3 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£77Iberia Express
Thu
4 Nov
£43Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£119Iberia Express
Fri
5 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Sat
6 Nov
£43Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£151Air Europa
Sun
7 Nov
£57Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£63Iberia Express
Mon
8 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Tue
9 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£93Iberia
Wed
10 Nov
£43Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Thu
11 Nov
£43Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Fri
12 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Sat
13 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£76Air Europa
Sun
14 Nov
£57Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£56Iberia Express
Mon
15 Nov
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£58Air Europa
Tue
16 Nov
£29Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£67Air Europa

The fastest trains from Málaga to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

416 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Málaga for Madrid every day 4 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 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 35 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 55 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
12:00Malaga María Zambrano2h35 14:35Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£1241One-way
2nd Fastest
06:30Malaga María Zambrano2h40 09:10Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£861One-way
2nd Fastest
18:00Malaga María Zambrano2h40 20:40Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£1241One-way
14:00Malaga María Zambrano2h55 16:55Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
0 changes
£1241One-way

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Train Information from Málaga to Madrid

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€86)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Málaga to Madrid cover the 257 miles (415 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £57, but the average price of train tickets is £76. Travellers depart most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies

Travel with AVE and Renfe between Málaga and Madrid

For as little as £57 you can travel by train from Málaga to Madrid with AVE and Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Renfe
AVE

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    These are Renfe 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Málaga and Madrid:

    • 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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    Travel Tips

    Trains from Málaga to Madrid
    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Madrid.
    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap trains between Málaga and Madrid?
    You can find a cheap train from Málaga to Madrid for some dates and times for as low as £57  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Málaga to Madrid?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Málaga to Madrid train to cost on average £76  one way.
    How many miles is it from Málaga to Madrid by train?
    The train distance from Málaga to Madrid is around 257 miles (415 km).
    How many hours does it take from Málaga to Madrid by train?
    On average the Málaga to Madrid train time is 2 h 35 min  covering the 257 miles (415 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Málaga and arrival train station in Madrid?

    Some of the Málaga train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Malaga María Zambrano and Malaga-Aeropuerto. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Malaga María Zambrano and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Madrid.

    What train providers go from Málaga to Madrid?
    For the trip from Málaga to Madrid 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 Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Are there any direct trains to Madrid from Málaga?
    Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day to Madrid from Málaga. If you’re looking for a direct train from Málaga to Madrid, 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.
    How many train services per day are there to Madrid from Málaga?
    On average, there are 10 trains a day from Málaga to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What time is the earliest train from Málaga to Madrid? What time is the last train from Málaga to Madrid?
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Málaga at 05: 30. The last train leaves from Málaga at 18: 00. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Málaga to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I book Málaga to Madrid train tickets to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Málaga to Madrid is on average £76 if you purchase 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 companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Málaga and Madrid available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Málaga
    Madrid
    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 Madrid.
    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