Trains from Málaga to Barcelona

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Mon 22 Jan

07:40 13:25
82 €
05:45 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

07:40 13:25
59 €
05:45 hrs

Wed 24 Jan

07:40 13:25
70 €
05:45 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

07:40 13:25
70 €
05:45 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

13:35 19:22
82 €
05:47 hrs

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Málaga to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration6h 16m
Trains arrive inBarcelona
Trains depart fromMálaga
Train Ticket Price 80.88 €
Distance769 km
Train Companies
  • Renfe AVE
  • Renfe

What train companies travel from Málaga to Barcelona

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Renfe AVE trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Renfe AVE trains?

    Renfe AVE offers Promo, Promo+, Flexible, and Mesa (table for 4) fares. Renfe AVE also offers Preferente (1st Class), Turista (2nd Class), and Turista Plus (Premium 2nd Class) tickets for each fare type.


    Promo, 1st Class


    Newspaper, large leather seats.


    Ticket is valid only for the chosen train.


    Children under 4 years old are eligible for a free child ticket when they sit on an adult's lap on Renfe AVE trains. A ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed. Children under 14 years old recieve a 40% discount on Renfe AVE train tickets. Children under 6 years old travel for free on Cercanias trains if they do not occupy a seat. On Catalonia Commuter trains, the ticket policy for children is determined by the local transportation authority.


    No check-in is required for Renfe AVE trains.


    Renfe offers discounted fares for travellers who have a Gold Card ("Tarjeta Dorada"), a Youth Card ("Carné Joven"), or a Card + Young Renfe 50 supplement ("Tarjeta + Renfe Joven 50"). The Gold Card is for travellers over 60 years old, pensioners, and people with disabilities. The Youth Card is for travellers between 14 and 25 years old, while the Card + Young Renfe 50 discount is for travellers who have a youth card and have purchased the an additional €50 supplement.


    For travelers over 60 years old. Tarjeta Dorada card number must be entered during checkout, and card must be shown on the train. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts.


    For travellers between 14 and 25 years. Tarjeta +Renfe Joven 50 card number must be entered during checkout, and card must be shown on the train. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts.


What's on board Renfe trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Renfe trains?

    Renfe offers Promo, Promo+, Flexible, Mesa (table for 4), General, and Round-trip fares. Renfe also offers Preferente (1st Class) and Turista (2nd Class) tickets for each fare type.


    Promo, 1st Class


    Newspaper, large leather seats.


    Ticket is valid only for the chosen train.


    No, children under 4 years old do not require a ticket on regular Renfe trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed. Children under 4 years old travelling on Renfe AVE, Long Distance and Avant trains must have a free child's ticket.


    No check-in is required for Renfe trains. However, boarding control closes 2 minutes before the train departs.


    Renfe offers discounted fares for travellers who have a Gold Card ("Tarjeta Dorada"), a Youth Card ("Carné Joven"), or a Card + Young Renfe 50 supplement ("Tarjeta + Renfe Joven 50"). The Gold Card is for travellers over 60 years old, pensioners, and people with disabilities. The Youth Card is for travellers between 14 and 25 years old, while the Card + Young Renfe 50 discount is for travellers who have a youth card and have purchased the an additional €50 supplement.


    For travelers over 60 years old. Tarjeta Dorada card number must be entered during checkout, and card must be shown on the train. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts.


    For travellers between 14 and 25 years. Tarjeta +Renfe Joven 50 card number must be entered during checkout, and card must be shown on the train. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts.


Trains from Malaga to Barcelona

Trains in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Renfe offering domestic and international train routes. It is easy to catch trains from Malaga to Barcelona. High-speed Renfe AVE trains run from Malaga to Barcelona over 20 times per day, covering the 1100 km distance in as little as 5:40 h. There are some direct trains from Malaga to Barcelona; however, most services require a transfer in either Cordoba or Madrid. The first train departs from Malaga at 6:45 a.m., while the last train leaves at 6:10 p.m. All Malaga to Barcelona trains depart from Malaga's Maria Zambrano train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station.

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Malaga to Barcelona Train Cost

Average prices for Renfe trains from Malaga to Barcelona when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€132

1 Day in Advance

€138

1 Week in Advance

€135

2 Weeks in Advance

€135

1 Month in Advance

€116

3 Months in Advance

€107

Malaga to Barcelona Trains: General Information


Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of Malaga to Barcelona train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Malaga to Barcelona trains are run by Renfe.
  • autobus There are a few direct trains every day; however, most trains require a transfer in either Madrid or Cordoba. All trains depart from Malaga's Maria Zambrano train station and arrive at Barcelona Sants train station.
  • autobus The Malaga to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 5 hours and 40 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Malaga to Barcelona train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of their travel date.

Taking the Train from Malaga

All trains from Malaga to Barcelona will depart from Maria Zambrano station, which is just to the southwest of the central district. Maria Zambrano is also a bus terminal and has excellent connections to all parts of Malaga via buses including numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 24 and 27. If you are coming from towns along the Andalucian coast, the station is also a terminus for regional rail services, providing a link to the Costa del Sol.

Getting into Barcelona by Train

Barcelona is full of magical attractions - from the bizarre style of the Sagrada Familia cathedral to the outlandish sculptures of Parc Guell, the funfair on mount Tibidabo and the 1992 Olympic Games site. But it also offers fantastic nightlife, music, dance, art and food - making it one of Spain's premier destinations. All trains from Malaga arrive at Barcelona Sants, which is centrally located, so getting into town won't be hard. Simply transfer from your Renfe or Ave service onto the Metro, which links Sants up with every corner of the city. If you are travelling onward by air, the Renfe C2 airport train also connects Sants with El Prat Airport, and regional trains provide access to the Costa Brava to the north.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Barcelona Sants train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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