Madrid to Malaga (or vice versa)

  • Train : Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)
  • Duration : Scenic Day Trips
Madrid to Malaga (or vice versa)
Journey Highlights
  • 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
  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Notes – Remarks

Most time-saving options to discover the miracles of sun-kissed Spain is taking a train from Madrid to 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

  • 2024 : April - June , July - September , October - December , January - March
  • 2025 : October - December , January - March , April - June , July - September

Places Covered

Madrid, Ciudad Real, Puertollano, Córdoba, Antequera, Malaga
Daily 10 to 12 Departures


  • Seat Fare with reservation 
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'.