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About the train journey from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid

Want to travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid usually takes 3 hours 5 minutes on average to travel 259 miles (417 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 35 minutes. You can expect to find 15 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Madrid, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with AVE or Renfe to get to Madrid – 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 Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €21.20.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Madrid, 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.

Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 3h 5m to travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 259 miles (417 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €21.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 35m
PriceFrom €21.20
Distance259 miles (417 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:20
Last train20:22
Departure stationMálaga-María Zambrano
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid for Thursday 11th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:53 Málaga-María Zambrano14:36 Madrid Atochaave 2123 Renfe Get tickets2h 43m, direct
13:56 Málaga-María Zambrano16:58 Madrid Atochaave 2143 Renfe Get tickets3h 2m, direct
15:13 Málaga-María Zambrano18:05 Madrid Atochaave 2153 Renfe Get tickets2h 52m, direct
16:05 Málaga-María Zambrano19:08 Madrid Atochaave 2163 Renfe Get tickets3h 3m, direct
16:43 Málaga-María Zambrano19:38 Madrid Atochaave 2173 Renfe Get tickets2h 55m, direct
17:51 Málaga-María Zambrano20:53 Madrid Atochaave 2183 Renfe Get tickets3h 2m, direct

Renfe and AVE trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid

You can travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid on Renfe and AVE 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid starts at €21.20 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 Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid? 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 Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Málaga-María Zambrano and Madrid is 3 hours and 5 minutes, with around 15 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 Málaga-María Zambrano and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid is 2 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid can start from as little as €21.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid leave?

The first train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid leave?

The last train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid leaves at 20:22. 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 Málaga-María Zambrano and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid cover a distance of around 259 miles (417 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Málaga-María Zambrano.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/11/2022. 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 11/29/2022 for travel on 11/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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