There are 5 ways to get from Valencia to Málaga by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Malaga Ic

$95 - $120

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Rideshare  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Málaga 386.8 miles

$39

3 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Malaga

$40 - $70

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Málaga 387.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Malaga (AGP) VLC - AGP

$54 - $256

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Malaga. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Malaga. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Málaga is 468 km. The road distance is 620.4 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Malaga takes 4 h 39 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Valencia to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Málaga is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Valencia to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Malaga station.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 292.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia to Málaga 4 times a week. Tickets cost $95 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Málaga every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
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 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 Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Málaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Book at
blablacar.es

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Valencia to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Málaga is 620 km. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Valencia to Málaga.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4276+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Valencia 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 Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs .

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