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Traveling from Cartama to Málaga by train

Looking to travel from Cartama to Málaga by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 10 minutes to travel from Cartama to Málaga by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 14 minutes though. You'll usually find 3 trains per day running along the 17 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Málaga. This route is operated by Renfe, the Spanish national rail operator, who run long and medium distance trains across the country. During you journey you're likely to be traveling on one of their high-speed services – AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia or Avlo – or a regional Media Distancia, Regional or Express Regional train.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Cartama to Málaga start from $2.98 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Málaga by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Cartama to Málaga by train

It takes an average of 3h 10m to travel from Cartama to Málaga by train, over a distance of around 10 miles (17 km). There are normally 3 trains per day traveling from Cartama to Málaga and tickets for this journey start from $2.98 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14m
PriceFrom $2.98
Distance10 miles (17 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train09:55
Last train18:39
Departure stationCartama
Arrival stationMálaga
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsavanza_alisa, Renfe

Renfe and Media Distancia trains from Cartama to Málaga

You can travel from Cartama to Málaga on Renfe 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.

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.

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 Cartama to Málaga

The price of train tickets from Cartama to Málaga starts at $2.98 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 Cartama 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 Cartama to Málaga

Want to know more about your journey from Cartama 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 Cartama to Málaga take?

The average journey time by train between Cartama and Málaga is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with around 3 trains 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 Cartama and Málaga by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cartama to Málaga is 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Cartama to Málaga cost?

Train tickets from Cartama to Málaga can start from as little as $2.98 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 Cartama to Málaga?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cartama to Málaga without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Cartama to Málaga each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Cartama to Málaga leaves at 09:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cartama to Málaga leaves at 18:39. 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 Cartama and Málaga by train?

Trains travelling from Cartama to Málaga cover a distance of around 10 miles (17 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cartama 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 10/01/2018 for travel on 10/01/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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