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.
2 h 35 m
2 h 42 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||257 miles (415 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 35 min|
|Average train ticket price||£76 (€86)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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