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Journey timeFrom 2h 28m
Price€30.50 - €147.20
Distance417km (259 miles)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationMálaga-María Zambrano
Arrival stationMadrid
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsdaibus,

Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid for Saturday 25th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:00 Málaga-María Zambrano19:45 Madrid AtochaAVE 2173 Renfe Get tickets2h 45m, direct
18:10 Málaga-María Zambrano20:45 Madrid AtochaAVE 2183 Renfe Get tickets2h 35m, direct
18:20 Málaga-María Zambrano21:17 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 8784 Renfe Get tickets2h 57m, 1 change
19:05 Málaga-María Zambrano21:45 Madrid AtochaAVE 2193 Renfe Get tickets2h 40m, direct
20:05 Málaga-María Zambrano23:02 Madrid AtochaAVE 2203 Renfe Get tickets2h 57m, direct
20:13 Málaga-María Zambrano23:52 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 8804 Renfe Get tickets3h 39m, 1 change
08:00 Málaga-María Zambrano10:40 Madrid AtochaAVE 2083 Renfe Get tickets2h 40m, direct
09:00 Málaga-María Zambrano11:50 Madrid AtochaAVE 2093 Renfe Get tickets2h 50m, direct
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano12:36 Madrid AtochaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets3h 26m, 1 change
11:02 Málaga-María Zambrano13:40 Madrid AtochaAVE 10113 Renfe Get tickets2h 38m, 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 has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

AVE is Renfe's high-speed train, with trains capable of reaching up to 330 km/h. It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer four comfort classes – Turista (standard class), Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats), Preferente (lounge access, wide leather seats, food and drink service) and Club (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.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid

Train tickets from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid start at €30.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €92.19.
lowest price found
from30.50
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price75.11
on the day
avg. single price92.19

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 2 hours and 43 minutes, with around 14 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 28 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid can start from as little as €30.50 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 Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid. 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 20:05. 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 417km 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / 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 25/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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