There are 6 ways to get from Málaga to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Barcelona Sants Ave

$120 - $170

Cheapest option

Fly from Malaga  •  3 h 34 min

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

$33 - $211

4 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Barcelona

$60 - $90

Rideshare  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Barcelone 604.4 miles

$60 - $110

Drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Barcelona 606.2 miles

$110 - $170

Bus to Granada, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Barcelona (BCN) GRX - BCN

$56 - $244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Barcelona is to fly which costs 28€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Barcelona is 770 km. The road distance is 969.8 km.

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The train from Malaga to Barcelona Sants takes 5 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Malaga and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Málaga to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $170 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Málaga to Barcelona 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 16 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Leon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Melilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Granada to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Granada to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Book at
blablacar.es

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