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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Málaga by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Malaga (AGP) BCN - AGP

$34 - $210

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga Ave

$120 - $170

Bus  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Malaga

$55 - $90

Rideshare  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Málaga 604.5 miles

$30 - $70

Drive  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Málaga 606.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Málaga is to rideshare which costs 29€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Málaga is to fly which costs 29€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Malaga. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Malaga. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Málaga is 770 km. The road distance is 970.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Barcelona to Málaga, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Málaga is to fly which takes 3 h 24 min and costs 29€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 17 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 481.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Málaga, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Barcelona to Málaga every 2 hours. Alternatively, Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Barcelona to Málaga 4 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $170 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Malaga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Málaga
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Barcelona to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Malaga station.

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Barcelona to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Málaga is 971 km. It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to drive from Barcelona to Málaga.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Málaga bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 4110+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Málaga. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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