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

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Fly from Zurich  •  5h 13m

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

$78 - $312

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 50m

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

$134 - $417

Train  •  17h 56m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  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

$338 - $469

Bus  •  34h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Malaga

$140 - $190

Drive  •  19h 17m

  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 75 - SFr 320 and takes 5h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Málaga is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 320 and takes 5h 13m.

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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 34h 30m.

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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 17h 56m.

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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 17h 56m and costs SFr 330 - SFr 470.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m 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 5h 13m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 330 - SFr 470 and takes 17h 56m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 190 and takes 34h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 995.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

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

Vueling Airlines, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Málaga every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Málaga via Basel SBB, Avignon TGV, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 17h 56m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
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 Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
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
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
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
7h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $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
34h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $190
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 15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Málaga is 2024 km. It takes approximately 19h 17m to drive from Zürich to Málaga.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, Air Europa and five other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Málaga train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Zürich to Málaga bus tickets online with Busbud.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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