There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Málaga 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.

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Train  •  2 h 24 min

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

$65 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Málaga Ouibus

$18 - $26

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Málaga 330.5 miles

$29 - $35

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Málaga 331.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Malaga  •  3 h 2 min

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

$39 - $246

Fly to Granada, bus  •  5 h 42 min

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

$77 - $332

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Málaga is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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

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The train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga takes 2 h 24 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Malaga. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Málaga every 2 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras operates a bus from Madrid to Málaga 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 Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Madrid to Málaga
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 Madrid - South Station to Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Málaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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