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from Madrid to Málaga

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Sat
27 Nov
£72Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£57Air Europa
Sun
28 Nov
£72Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express
Mon
29 Nov
£58Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£72Iberia Express
Tue
30 Nov
£58Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£40Iberia Express
Wed
1 Dec
£58Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£53Iberia Express
Thu
2 Dec
£58Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£57Air Europa
Fri
3 Dec
£105Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£86Iberia Express
Sat
4 Dec
£72Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£72Iberia
Sun
5 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express
Mon
6 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express
Tue
7 Dec
£57Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£57Air Europa
Wed
8 Dec
£58Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£65Iberia Express
Thu
9 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£57Air Europa
Fri
10 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£65Iberia Express
Sat
11 Dec
£43Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express
Sun
12 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£40Iberia Express
Mon
13 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express
Tue
14 Dec
£36Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£65Iberia Express
Wed
15 Dec
£36Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express
Thu
16 Dec
£43Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£53Iberia Express
Fri
17 Dec
£50Renfe AVE
£15Grupo Interbus
£44Iberia Express

Travel Information from Madrid to Málaga

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £86
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 6 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £86 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Grupo Interbus or Renfe AVE

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 257 miles (415 km) to Málaga from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Iberia, Grupo Interbus or Renfe AVE among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Málaga.

How to Travel from Madrid to Malaga

It's possible for travelers in Spainto journey from Madrid to Malaga by train, plane or bus. The fastest route is traveling via train while traveling by bus is the slowest. Although flight time is only around 1 hour, city transfers, check-in and security times add up to require 3.5 hours of travel time for the total journey.

What is the best way to travel from Madrid to Malaga?

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga. Coaches traveling from Madrid to Malaga depart from Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autocoaches and take a little under 6 hours to arrive at Malaga's bus station. Approximately 9 coaches travel from Madrid to Malaga every day, with the first bus departing Madrid at 7:00 a.m. Daibus is the main bus company that travels from Madrid to Malaga.

Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga

Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Malaga; however, when traveling to and from Malaga and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed Renfe AVE train is actually the fastest way to travel. Both Iberia and Air Europa offer direct flights from Madrid to Malaga. Trains traveling from Madrid to Malaga depart from Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station and arrive at Malaga's María Zambrano train station after as little as 2:20 h of traveling.

Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Malaga

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Malaga. The train journey from Madrid to Malaga is only £2 more expensive than flying on average while also being faster when travel time to and from Malaga and Madrid's airports is taken into consideration. Alternatively, taking a high-speed AVE train is at least 3 and a half hours faster than traveling from Madrid to Malaga by bus. High-speed Renfe trains usually depart from Madrid's Puerta De Atocha train station and take as little as 2:20 h to arrive at Malaga's María Zambrano train station. Around 11 trains travel from Madrid to Malaga every day.

Travel Tips

Travel from Madrid to Málaga
Travel to Málaga 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 Madrid to Málaga.
FAQs
How do I go from Madrid to Málaga?

You can travel between Madrid and Málaga 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Málaga?

The cheapest way from Madrid to Málaga is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Málaga:

A coach is generally £71 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £86 from Madrid to Málaga.

A coach journey is usually £50 less than a journey to Málaga by train, which costs on average £65 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Málaga from Madrid?

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Málaga is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 24 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Madrid to Málaga?

You should expect to travel around 257 miles (415 km) from Madrid to Málaga.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Málaga is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Málaga as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Madrid to Málaga?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Málaga:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Malaga Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Madrid to Málaga depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Málaga, Puerto Málaga.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Malaga María Zambrano.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Málaga?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Málaga:

  • You can travel by plane to Málaga from Madrid with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Madrid to Málaga tickets for £86 on Omio.
  • You can go to Málaga from Madrid by coach with Grupo Interbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £15 with Grupo Interbus from Madrid to Málaga on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Madrid to Málaga with Renfe AVE. Cheap tickets can be found for £65 with Renfe AVE from Madrid to Málaga.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Málaga?
Your journey from Madrid to Málaga doesn't have to end in Málaga. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Sevilla, Barcelona or Granada. If you’d like to add Sevilla, Barcelona or Granada to your Madrid to Málaga trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Málaga today!
How early should I purchase Madrid to Málaga tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Málaga from Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £86 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £15 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £65 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Madrid and Málaga online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.