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Barcelona to Málaga by train

The journey from Barcelona to Málaga by train is 478.46 mi and takes 6 hr 40 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:50 AM and the last at 4:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Barcelona to Málaga by train for as little as $35.69 or as much as $198.16. The best price for this journey is $35.69.

Lowest Price$35.69
Journey Duration6 hr 40 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$35.69
Highest Price$198.16
First Departure5:50 AM
Last Departure4:00 PM
Distance478.46 mi
DepartureBarcelona
ArrivalMálaga
CarriersAVE, AVLO

Barcelona to Málaga Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jun 24, 2024

Your journey from Barcelona to Málaga with Virail

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How much do train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga cost?

When you're traveling from Barcelona to Málaga, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $79.52. You might be able to find prices as low as $35.69, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, a train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga will cost you $79.52. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Barcelona to Málaga by train?

Traveling from Barcelona to Málaga by train will usually take 6 hr 40 min. This journey covers a distance of 478.46 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 6 hr 40 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Barcelona and Málaga is around 478.46 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 6 hr 40 min. However, the fastest routes between Barcelona and Málaga take 6 hr 14 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Barcelona to Málaga?

The first journey of the day departs from Barcelona at 5:50 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 4:00 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Barcelona and Málaga. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Barcelona to Málaga leaving at 5:50 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 4:00 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Barcelona to Málaga route?

You will be able to leave Barcelona by using stations such as BARCELONA SANTS,Barcelona Paseo de Gracia,Barcelona Nord,Barcelona Franca,Barcelona El Prat Airport T2,Barcelona Placa de Catalunya,Barcelona-Sant Andreu Comtal,Barcelona-Clot-Arago. These connect you to stations including Málaga-El Palo,Malaga María Zambrano,MALAGA AIRPORT in Málaga. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Barcelona or in Málaga, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Barcelona to Málaga are there every day?

You will be able to travel from Barcelona to Málaga using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 3 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Barcelona to Málaga using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 2 direct connections from Barcelona to Málaga each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Barcelona to Málaga. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Barcelona to Málaga, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Barcelona to Málaga.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $49.02 to $123.59 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 60% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga

The cheapest Barcelona - Málaga train tickets can be found for as low as $32.19 if you’re lucky, or $75.69 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $110.22.

Find the best day to travel to Málaga by train

When travelling to Málaga by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

AVE stands for "Alta Velocidad Española", which means "Spanish High Speed". AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company Renfe. With the AVE trains you can travel to many major cities in Spain, including routes to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Zaragoza.

Avlo trains were introduced in 2020 as a high-speed train service operated by Renfe, Spain's national railway company, as a more affordable alternative to the high-speed train service AVE. Avlo trains, unlike the AVE, offer a single class of seating and have fewer onboard services to offer more passenger capacity. The main stations are Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha, and Zaragoza-Delicias.

Ticket types and facilities from Barcelona to Málaga

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by AVE and AVLO when traveling from Barcelona to Málaga.

Básico

The Basico are the most affordable tickets, but they come with certain restrictions, such as no changes or refunds. They also typically have limited availability and must be purchased well in advance.
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Elige Estándar

The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Elige Estándar," provides travelers with the standard, regular seating arrangement known as the "Estándar seat." Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Elige Confort

If you go for "Elige Confort," you get the bigger and likely more comfortable XL Confort seat. The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Prémium

Renfe AVE's Premium tickets are the priciest but also the most flexible, limited to Confort class only. They allow free train changes and provide the benefit of boarding the next train for free in case you miss your scheduled one.
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Economy Class

You can travel with the standard "economy class" ticket on Avlo trains, which refers to the standard, basic level of seating available on the train. With this ticket you have access to basic amenities such as overhead luggage racks, reading lights, restrooms.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Travel in comfort as all AVE trains are air-conditioned.
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Stay connected at high speeds with PlayRenfe, AVE's complimentary WiFi service, ensuring you remain online even at 300 km/h.
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The Silent Carriage is available exclusively for standard seats on AVE trains, excluding the AVE International route between Spain and France, as well as Euromed trains. Due to its popularity, early ticket purchase is advised.
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Every AVE seat is fitted with power sockets and at-seat radios for your convenience.
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AVE provides a complimentary care and assistance service for individuals with limited mobility. To utilize this service, please reach out to AVE directly.
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On AVE trains, you're welcome to bring along 3 bags, each not surpassing 85 x 55 x 35 cm and 25 kg (55 lbs) in weight. Moreover, instruments are considered hand luggage if they're within 30 x 120 x 38 cm and safely tucked in a case.
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Visit the onboard AVE bar carriage for a treat or wait for the food trolley that travels through the train. Prémium Ticket holders can enjoy in-seat dining featuring Chef Ramón Freixa's expertise. Please ensure you request special menus, from vegetarian to Halal, at least 12 hours before departure to enjoy a tailored meal experience.
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You can bring along your bike or scooter, just make sure it's folded and snug in a case. Don't forget to remove the pedals and give those handlebars a 90-degree turn. If your case's total dimensions are under 180cm, it counts as hand luggage. Anything larger falls into the special luggage category but keep it within 120 x 90 x 40 cm.
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Stay connected on Avlo with free WiFi via PlayRenfe. Enjoy movies, TV shows, and various reads at your fingertips.
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Every seat on Avlo is equipped with a power outlet for your convenience.
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You can bring a piece of hand luggage with no weight limit, such as a bag, backpack, or similar item, with dimensions up to 27x36x25 cm, and a piece of checked luggage with no weight limit, such as a suitcase, with dimensions up to 55x35x25 cm, without paying an additional fee on top of the ticket price you pay under the Basic fare.
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Avlo provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Reach out to Avlo for more details.
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While Avlo doesn't offer a dining service, you can find vending machines stocked with a range of drinks and snacks. Keep in mind, these machines only accept card payments.
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Travel comfortably as Avlo trains are air-conditioned.
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You may bring folding bicycles and scooters on board, as long as they adhere to the maximum dimensions for luggage: 55x35x25 cm (as a carry-on bag with no weight limit, included in the price of the Basic Fare), or 85x60x35 cm, or a maximum of 180 cm overall (as additional luggage for an extra fee). To comply with regulations, all bicycles and scooters must be folded and stored in their respective carrying cases.
Services on board AVE and AVLO from Barcelona to Málaga
Compare services on board when travelling from Barcelona to Málaga by train.
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Barcelona to Málaga CO2 Emissions by Train

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53.9kg
Bus
57.75kg
Flight
154kg
Car
123.2kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Barcelona to Málaga by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Barcelona and Málaga are 53.9kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Barcelona and Málaga? By taking the train between Barcelona and Málaga you will save 100.1kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.85kg compared to a bus and 69.3kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga?
A train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga is $79.52. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $35.69.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Barcelona to Málaga?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Barcelona to Málaga is $35.69. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Barcelona and Málaga by train?
Barcelona to Málaga is 478.46 mi.
How long does the train between Barcelona and Málaga take?
Barcelona to Málaga is on average 6 hr 40 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 14 min.
Which companies operate from Barcelona to Málaga?
The train journey from Barcelona to Málaga is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: AVE, AVLO and Renfe AVE INT.
How many train connections per day go from Barcelona to Málaga?
Barcelona to Málaga has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Barcelona to Málaga leave?
The earliest train from Barcelona to Málaga departs at 5:50 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Barcelona to Málaga depart?
The latest train from Barcelona to Málaga departs at 4:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Barcelona to Málaga in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $35.69 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Barcelona to Málaga?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Barcelona to go to Málaga.
What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona to Málaga by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Barcelona and Málaga is 6 hr 14 min.
Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Málaga?
Yes, there is a direct train between Barcelona and Málaga.
What are the CO2 emissions for Barcelona to Málaga by train?
The train journey from Barcelona to Málaga creates 53.9kg of CO2 emissions.

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