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How to get from Málaga to Seville by direct train

Planning to travel from Málaga to Seville by train? You’ve come to the right place!

There are several direct trains from Málaga to Seville every day, with the fastest services taking just 1h 55m. You’ll depart from Málaga-Maria Zambrano station and arrive at Sevilla Santa Justa. Both stations are conveniently located in the city centre and are easily accessible by public transport. This 98-mile route is served by Avant trains – the middle-distance service operated by Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. Avant trains are capable of speeds up to 155 mph (250km/h); their carriages are air-conditioned and equipped with power sockets, so you’ll arrive in Seville refreshed and ready to explore this wonderful Andalusian city.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices from Málaga to Seville and we’ll show you how much you can save. Just remember, the sooner you book, the cheaper your tickets will be.

If you're ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets from Málaga to Seville with us today. Want to find out more? Keep reading for Málaga to Seville train schedule, FAQs, and other money-saving tips.

Málaga to Seville by train

It takes an average of 2h 6m to travel from Málaga to Seville by train, over a distance of around 98 miles (157 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Seville and tickets for this journey start from £16.23 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 1h 50m


98 miles (157 km)


18 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £16.23

Train and bus operators

Renfe, ALSA, iryo

Málaga to Seville train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Seville for Tuesday 13th June 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:54 11:00 2h 6m, 1 change
11:05 13:55 2h 50m, 1 change
12:48 14:58 2h 10m, 1 change
13:10 15:10 2h 0m, direct
13:55 15:50 1h 55m, 1 change
14:38 17:00 2h 22m, 1 change
15:25 17:25 2h 0m, direct
15:44 17:55 2h 11m, 1 change
16:48 18:55 2h 7m, 1 change
17:25 19:25 2h 0m, direct

iryo, Renfe, Avant and Media Distancia trains from Málaga to Seville

You can travel from Málaga to Seville on iryo, 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.

Operating since the end of 2022, iryo is a new high-speed train company in Spain. It’s a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Norstrum and the train company Trenitalia, one of the greatest leaders in European rail transport. The first private Spanish high-speed company to operate, iryo runs high-speed services on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona route and connects Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia/Alicante and Madrid – Cordoba – Seville/Malaga. They are doing this all with a fleet of ETR1000 model trains that offer the highest level of comfort in Spain, with a combination of advanced propulsion and highest quality onboard services, including WiFi connection and catering service. 98% of the parts of the trains are 100% recyclable, making this trip sustainable as well!

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.

iryo and Avant classes from Málaga to Seville

Compare the different travel classes offered by iryo and Avant when travelling from Málaga to Seville.

Onboard services on iryo and Avant

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Málaga to Seville.


You can carry up to 3 pieces of luggage on iryo trains, as long as they do not exceed 25kg in total. These 3 pieces can be 2 suitcases with a maximum size of 85 x 55 x 35cm and a backpack or handbag that does not exceed the dimensions of 36 x 27 x 15cm.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

iryo offers different menus with high-quality products in all classes. You can buy your favourite meal from their onboard restaurant/bar carriage, which is usually near coach 2.

If you’re travelling in the Infinita Class, you can enjoy the Infinita Bistró service – your meal will be served straight to your seat. Please note that you’ll need to book your meal at least 24 hours in advance.


You can enjoy free WiFi in all classes on iryo trains, as well as an onboard entertainment platform providing a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news and Spotify.

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Children aged 0-3 travel for free on all iryo trains. Children aged 4-13 get a discounted ticket while those aged 14-18 need to pay the full price. Please note that children aged under 18 need to be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


You can take your bike on board iryo trains for free if it’s folded and does not exceed 90 x 120 x 40cm. Also, your bike must travel without the pedals and with the handlebar rotated 90 degrees.


iryo allows pets that do not exceed 10kg in weight, as long as they travel inside a carrier with a maximum size of 60 x 35 x 35cm. You'll need to buy a ticket for your pet in advance. In addition, guide dogs can travel at no additional cost.

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There are seats for people with reduced mobility on iryo trains. Step-free access is also available both when boarding and when getting off the train.


With Avant, you can take up to 3 pieces of luggage, as long as they do not exceed 290 cm and 25 kg in total. On Avant trains, pushchairs and instruments smaller than 30 x 120 x 38 cm are also considered hand luggage.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

If you’d like to stretch your legs, most Avant trains have a café carriage, and in case you’d prefer to stay in your seat, a mobile bar service.


Avant trains do not offer Wi-Fi, but you can watch the films or documentaries that are broadcast in each carriage.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children up to 3 years old travel for free as long as they don’t occupy a seat, but they will need a free child ticket. Children between 3 and 14 years old have a 40% discount on the general price.


You can take your bike or skateboard if it is folded, travels inside a cover and is less than 180 cm in total. If the dimensions exceed 180 cm, it will be considered special luggage and must travel with the pedals removed, the handlebars turned 90 degrees and dimensions less than 120 x 90 x 40 cm.


Your pet can accompany you as long as it weighs less than 10 kg, travels with a pet ticket, doesn’t occupy a seat and is inside a carrier (max dimensions 60 x 35 x 35 cm). The ticket price is 25% of the standard ticket price, except in first class, which will be free.

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Avant has an assistance service for people with reduced mobility or disabilities, to request it contact Avant directly.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Seville

The price of train tickets from Málaga to Seville starts at £16.23 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 to Seville 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.

Free travel on Cercanías trains with a long-distance train ticket

If you buy a ticket for one of Renfe’s long-distance services, such as AVE, you can benefit from free travel on Cercanías and other regional trains before and after your journey. This is known as a Combinado Cercanías ticket.

This means that if you need to get to the station where your long-distance journey starts, or if you want to travel onward from your destination station, you may be able to use regional trains at no extra cost!

You’re also able to get a Combinado Cercanías ticket if you’re travelling with iryo.

Find out more on our dedicated Combinado Cercanías page, which contains information about eligible tickets and the cities included in the offer.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Málaga and Seville is 2 hours and 6 minutes, with around 18 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 and Seville by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Málaga to Seville is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Seville cost?

Train ticket prices from Málaga to Seville can start from as little as £16.23 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 to Seville?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga to Seville without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Málaga to Seville each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Málaga to Seville leaves at 06:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Málaga to Seville leaves at 21:10. 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 and Seville by train?

Trains travelling from Málaga to Seville cover a distance of around 98 miles (157 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Seville to Málaga. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Málaga to Seville.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga to Seville for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/13/2023. 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 10/21/2023 for travel on 10/21/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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