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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  •  2h 36m

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

$60 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus Interbus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses

$21 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur

$38 - $58

Rideshare  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Málaga to Madrid 331.3 miles

$23 - $45

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Madrid 331.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly from Malaga  •  3h 9m

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

$39 - $245

Bus to Granada, fly  •  5h 53m

  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 rideshare which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 6h 8m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Malaga and arriving at Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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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 2h 36m.

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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 2h 36m and costs 55€ - 75€.

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

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Málaga to Madrid bus services, operated by Interbus, 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 2h 36m and costs 55€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 45€ and takes 6h, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 3h 9m.

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

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 2h 36m. Alternatively, Interbus operates a bus from Málaga to Madrid every 3 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $55 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Granada to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Malaga to Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
interbus.es
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
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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
1h 30m
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
6h 8m
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 1h 15m.

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Málaga to Madrid bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Madrid Estación Sur Autobuses 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 5h 24m 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 3870+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 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 12m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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