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There are 7 ways to get from Málaga to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$60 - $90

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Rideshare  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Madrid 331.3 miles

$23 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur

$35 - $55

Bus Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Madrid

$26 - $28

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Madrid 331.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly from Malaga  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Madrid (MAD) AGP - MAD

$39 - $245

Bus to Granada, fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Madrid (MAD) GRX - MAD

$77 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Madrid is to bus which costs 22€ - 24€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Madrid is to train which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Malaga and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Madrid is 416 km. The road distance is 530.3 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs 55€ - 75€.

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The train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha takes 2 h 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Málaga to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Madrid is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs 55€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 6 h, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 259.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Málaga to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Málaga to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Granada to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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 Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Málaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Málaga to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Málaga to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Madrid is 530 km. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Málaga to Madrid.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Malaga Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3657+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Málaga and Madrid. 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 Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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