There are 7 ways to get from Valencia to Málaga by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 42m

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

50€ - 65€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Málaga 618.9 km

34€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Malaga 232

30€ - 75€

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Málaga 620.2 km

65€ - 95€

Fly Valencia to Malaga  •  4h 21m

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

44€ - 167€

Train to Alicante, fly to Malaga  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Malaga (AGP) ALC - AGP

48€ - 216€

Fly Valencia to Granada, bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Granada (GRX) VLC - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga

74€ - 388€

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Málaga is to rideshare which costs 34€ and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Málaga is to fly which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4h 21m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Malaga Maria Zambrano. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Valencia and Málaga is 468 km. The road distance is 620.2 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs 50€ - 65€.

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Malaga Maria Zambrano takes 4h 42m including transfers and departs three 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 Renfe Viajeros, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Málaga is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs 50€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 467.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Malaga Maria Zambrano 3 times a week. Tickets cost 50€ - 65€ and the journey takes 4h 42m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Malaga every 4 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 11h 30m. Eurolines FR also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Alicante to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Valencia to Granada
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 360€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Alicante to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 430€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Train operators
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 Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
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 Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valencia to Malaga Estacion
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Granada to Malaga Estacion
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Málaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
34€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Valencia to Málaga train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

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

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

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Book your Valencia to Málaga train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Valencia to Málaga bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 5973+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at 87€ 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 1€ - 3€.

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