Málaga
Madrid

Málaga to Madrid: Cheapest Travel Options

Train: Speed and Comfort. Opt for Renfe trains with fares beginning at €46. Travel time approximately 3h 8m.

Over 20 schedules for your journey.

Málaga to Madrid train times

Check out the cheapest trains departing from Málaga to Madrid

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
Renfe
3h 8m
Renfe
46.00
Renfe
3h 8m
Renfe
61.00
Renfe
2h 44m
Renfe
61.00
Renfe
3h 2m
Renfe
61.00
Renfe
3h 3m
Renfe
61.00

Train Málaga to Madrid

It takes an average of 2h 59m to travel from Málaga to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 416 km. There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Málaga to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €46 when you book in advance.

Distance416 km
Price€46
Frequency20
Fastest2h 44m

What companies travel from Málaga to Madrid?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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Cheap tickets from Málaga to Madrid

The price of tickets from Málaga to Madrid is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from Málaga to Madrid by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

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