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There are 6 ways to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

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Fly from Malaga

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur

Bus via Madrid

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station

Train to Sevilla, fly

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla-Santa Justa
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD)

Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Málaga and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 521 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 55m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arrives in Chamartin. Typically 72 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 58m
Layover time:
14 min
Total time:
3h 12m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 55m
Train distance:
521 km
Trains per week:
72
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:30
Last train departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station is to bus via Madrid which costs €29 - €35 and takes 8h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which costs €25 - €120 and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station. However, there are services departing from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arriving at Chamartin via Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Málaga and Madrid Chamartín Station is 422 km. The road distance is 536.6 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs €55 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station, including transfers.

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Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs €55 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs €25 - €120 and takes 3h 7m.

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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 Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 422.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

Renfe AVE operates a train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 4 times a day. Tickets cost €50 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 55m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur 3 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Malaga to Madrid via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €900
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €70
Promo+
€58 - €63
Flexible
€75 - €100
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €26
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Malaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station is 537 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Málaga to Madrid Chamartín Station.

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

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There are 1966+ hotels available in Madrid Chamartín Station. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs €2 - €5.

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