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

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Train  •  2h 24m

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

$65 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus Interbus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga

$24 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Malaga

$37 - $57

Rideshare  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Málaga 330.5 miles

$28 - $35

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Málaga 331.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly  •  3h 2m

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

$39 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Málaga is to rideshare which costs 25€ - 30€ and takes 6h 13m.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Malaga. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 24m.

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The distance between Madrid and Málaga is 416 km. The road distance is 530.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga takes 2h 24m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Madrid to Málaga bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Madrid Méndez Álvaro station.

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Madrid to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Málaga is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 45€ and takes 6h, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 259.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Málaga hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2h 24m. Alternatively, Interbus operates a bus from Madrid to Málaga hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $55 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Tangier
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Malaga via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $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 Madrid Estacion Sur to Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Málaga
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid to Málaga bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Málaga station.

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Madrid to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Málaga is 530 km. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Madrid to Málaga.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4383+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Málaga. 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 Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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