Planning a trip from Malaga to Seville? There’s no need to worry about road navigation or the stress of potential traffic holding you up. Take the train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville, and you can reach the centre of the historic Spanish city in a mere hour and forty minutes.
The high-speed AVE trains by Renfe are comfortable and convenient, and they’ll take you right into the heart of the city. You’ll have the entire morning to cover sights such as the iconic Royal Alcázar and the beautiful Gothic Catedral de Sevilla before settling down for an al fresco tapas lunch.
Ready to book? We’ve got the low-down, including FAQs and train times below.
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).
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.
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 Seville by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Málaga-María Zambrano and Seville is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with around 9 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville is 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville can start from as little as €24.95 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville leaves at 05:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville leaves at 06:00. 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.
Trains travelling from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville cover a distance of around 98 miles (157 km) during the journey.