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Madrid to Málaga by train

The journey from Madrid to Málaga by train is 258.61 mi and takes 2 hr 50 min. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:25 AM and the last at 9:39 PM. It is possible to travel from Madrid to Málaga by train for as little as $11.29 or as much as $182.17. The best price for this journey is $11.29.

Lowest Price$11.29
Journey Duration2 hr 50 min
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price$11.29
Highest Price$182.17
First Departure7:25 AM
Last Departure9:39 PM
Distance258.61 mi
DepartureMadrid
ArrivalMálaga
CarriersAVLO, Iryo

Madrid to Málaga Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 15, 2024

Traveling from Madrid to Málaga with Virail

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Madrid to Málaga?

The cheapest train tickets from Madrid to Málaga cost $11.29. On average, you can expect to spend around $60.51 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Madrid to Málaga.
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When you're traveling from Madrid to Málaga, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $60.51. 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.

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

With a distance of 258.61 mi between Madrid and Málaga, it will usually take 2 hr 50 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 2 hr 50 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Madrid and Málaga by train usually takes 2 hr 50 min to cover a distance of 258.61 mi. The shortest journey from Madrid to Málaga will take you 2 hr 36 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Málaga quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Madrid to Málaga leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Madrid to Málaga leaving at 7:25 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 9:39 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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Madrid to Málaga leaving at 7:25 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 9:39 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 Madrid to Málaga route?

You can depart from Madrid at stations such as Madrid-Atocha,MADRID BARAJAS aeropuerto T1,Madrid Barajas Airport,MADRID (E),Madrid Puente de la Cea,Madrid Méndez Alvaro,Madrid Chamartin,Madrid - Avenida de America. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Málaga at the following stations: MALAGA AIRPORT,Málaga-El Palo,Malaga María Zambrano. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Madrid and Málaga. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

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

On average, there are 18 daily departures from Madrid to Málaga. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 18 departures from Madrid which travel directly to Málaga. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid to Málaga
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid 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 $21.06 to $55.78 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 62% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Madrid to Málaga

The cheapest Madrid - Málaga train tickets can be found for as low as $27.08 if you’re lucky, or $39.28 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $49.12.

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.

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.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

Ticket types and facilities from Madrid to Málaga

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

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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Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
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Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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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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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.
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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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Enjoy fresh and comfortable air on the ETR1000 train; its cutting-edge air-conditioning system refreshes the entire carriage's air in just 3 minutes, ensuring a generous 35 m3/h of fresh outside air for every passenger.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
Services on board AVLO, Iryo and AVE from Madrid to Málaga
Compare services on board when travelling from Madrid to Málaga by train.
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Madrid to Málaga CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
29.13kg
Bus
31.21kg
Flight
83.24kg
Car
66.59kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Madrid to Málaga by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Madrid and Málaga are 29.13kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Madrid and Málaga? By taking the train between Madrid and Málaga you will save 54.11kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.08kg compared to a bus and 37.46kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Madrid to Málaga?
A train ticket from Madrid to Málaga is $60.51. 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 $11.29.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Madrid to Málaga?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madrid to Málaga is $11.29. 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 Madrid and Málaga by train?
Madrid to Málaga is 258.61 mi.
How long does the train between Madrid and Málaga take?
Madrid to Málaga is on average 2 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 36 min.
Which companies operate from Madrid to Málaga?
The train journey from Madrid to Málaga is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: AVLO, Iryo and AVE.
How many train connections per day go from Madrid to Málaga?
Madrid to Málaga has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Madrid to Málaga leave?
The earliest train from Madrid to Málaga departs at 7:25 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 Madrid to Málaga depart?
The latest train from Madrid to Málaga departs at 9:39 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 Madrid 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 $11.29 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 Madrid to Málaga?
There are on average 18 direct connection(s) from Madrid to go to Málaga.
What's the fastest journey time between Madrid to Málaga by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Madrid and Málaga is 2 hr 36 min.
Is there a direct train from Madrid to Málaga?
Yes, there is a direct train between Madrid and Málaga.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madrid to Málaga by train?
The train journey from Madrid to Málaga creates 29.13kg of CO2 emissions.

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