Journey Name: Madrid to Malaga (or vice versa)  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
It is now possible to travel between the two cities of Madrid & Malaga in approx 2hr 30 mins. The route travels though Ciudad Real, Puertollano, Córdoba, and Antequera on its way to Malaga. The Train used on the service is the Talgo S-102 which affectionately called "The Duck” due to its shape.
Train Departure Schedule :
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
Journey Dates :

Daily Departures every hour in each direction 

Places Covered:
Madrid, Ciudad Real, Puertollano, Córdoba, Antequera, Malaga
Day to Day Itinerary:
Depart:  Madrid Puerta de Atocha
Arrive: Malaga
Depart: Malaga
Arrive: Madrid Puerta de Atocha
Non Stop Travel 

It takes approximately 02 hours and 30 minutes to travel between Madrid and Malaga. 


One Way

1st Class

2nd Class


EUR 140

EUR 96


EUR 85

EUR 60

Seat Reservation

EUR 40

EUR 40

  • Seat Fare with reservation 
Notes – Remarks:
Tickets for AVE trains can be part of a Europe Rail Pass or individual tickets for sectors can be purchased. Advance reservations are mandatory on AVE trains.It is possible for 2nd class Pass holders to travel in 'Preferente', when they pay the reservation and the difference of the fare between 'Preferente' and 'Turista'.
Route Map
  • High Speed travel between Madrid and Malaga 
  • Journey time of 02 hours and 30 minutes from city centre to city centre
  • Comfortable and convenient with excellent on board service
  • Avoids travel to cumbersome airports