Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)

Madrid to Malaga (or vice versa)

  • Journey name: Madrid to Malaga (or vice versa)  
  • 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:

2020 : January - March , April - June , July - September , October - December 2021 : January - March , April - June , July - September

Journey Dates:

  • 2020 and 2021

    Daily Departures every 2 hours in each direction 

Places Covered:

Madrid, Ciudad Real, Puertollano, Córdoba, Antequera, Malaga

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  • 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