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About the train journey from Antequera to Málaga

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The train from Antequera to Málaga usually takes 1 hour 42 minutes on average to travel 36 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 42 minutes. You can expect to find 1 train per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Antequera and Málaga, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Málaga. You can choose to travel with AVE or Renfe to get to Málaga – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Antequera to Málaga in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $7.82.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Málaga, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Antequera to Málaga by train

It takes an average of 1h 42m to travel from Antequera to Málaga by train, over a distance of around 22 miles (36 km). There are normally 1 train per day traveling from Antequera to Málaga and tickets for this journey start from $7.82 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 42m
PriceFrom $7.82
Distance22 miles (36 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train09:35
Last train09:35
Departure stationAntequera
Arrival stationMálaga
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

AVE, Renfe, Avant and Media Distancia trains from Antequera to Málaga

You can travel from Antequera to Málaga on AVE, Renfe, Avant and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Able to reach speeds of at 155 mph (250 km/h), Avant trains operate short and medium distance high-speed services. These trains are intended to cover journeys within the same autonomous community or in two neighbouring communities. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 125 miles (200 km). They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Antequera to Málaga

The price of train tickets from Antequera to Málaga starts at $7.82 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Antequera to Málaga by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Antequera to Málaga

Want to know more about your journey from Antequera to Málaga? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Antequera to Málaga take?

The average journey time by train between Antequera and Málaga is 1 hour and 42 minutes, with around 1 train per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Antequera and Málaga by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Antequera to Málaga is 1 hour and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Antequera to Málaga cost?

Train tickets from Antequera to Málaga can start from as little as $7.82 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Antequera to Málaga?

No, there are no direct train services from Antequera to Málaga. Travelling from Antequera to Málaga by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Antequera to Málaga leave?

The first train from Antequera to Málaga leaves at 09:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Antequera to Málaga leave?

The last train from Antequera to Málaga leaves at 09:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Antequera and Málaga by train?

Trains travelling from Antequera to Málaga cover a distance of around 22 miles (36 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Málaga to Antequera.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Antequera to Málaga for a typical week day using timetable data for . On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/28/2022 for travel on 09/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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