There are 6 ways to get from Málaga to Madrid 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  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Ave / ...

$65 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Ouibus

$19 - $27

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6 h 8 min

  1. 331.3 miles

$24 - $50

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. 331.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly from Malaga  •  3 h 9 min

  1. AGP - MAD

$39 - $246

Bus to Granada, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. GRX - MAD

$77 - $339

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Málaga to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras operates a bus from Málaga to Madrid every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Ouibus also services this route hourly.

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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Malaga to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Málaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Málaga and Madrid is 416 km. The road distance is 530 km.

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Madrid is to bus which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Malaga and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Málaga and arriving at Madrid. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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