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

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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Fly from Zurich  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Malaga (AGP) ZRH - AGP

$70 - $313

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Malaga (AGP) BSL - AGP

$104 - $378

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Malaga (AGP) GVA - AGP

$137 - $422

Train  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$349 - $485

Bus  •  34 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Malaga

$140 - $200

Drive  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Málaga 1265.1 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Málaga is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 310 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Málaga is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 310 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Malaga. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Malaga via Basel SBB, Avignon TGV and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 42 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Málaga is 1592 km. The road distance is 2024.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 17 h 42 min and costs SFr 330 - SFr 470.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Zürich to Málaga, including transfers.

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Zürich to Málaga bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Málaga train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Málaga is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 330 - SFr 470 and takes 17 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 190 and takes 34 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Zürich to Málaga bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Malaga station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 995.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Málaga, Spain?

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Zürich to Málaga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Málaga via Basel SBB, Avignon TGV, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 17 h 42 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Basel to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Basel to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Basel to Malaga via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Basel to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via London City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
34 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 days 15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com

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