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Málaga to Seville by direct train

There are several direct trains from Málaga to Seville every day, with the fastest services taking 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, easily accessible by public transport. This 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 250km/h; the carriages are air-conditioned and equipped with power sockets. You’ll arrive into Seville refreshed and ready to explore this wonderful Andalusian city.

If you want to save a few euros, taking a coach from Málaga to Seville is a handy alternative. ALSA Bus coach services run between the two cities and are usually a bit cheaper than taking the train. While there are only a handful of coach services each day, and the journey time is slightly longer at 2h 45m, they’re a handy alternative for travellers on a budget. Use our Journey Planner to view train and coach prices – simply toggle between the two using the tabs at the top of the search results.

Málaga to Seville by train

It takes an average of 2h 7m to travel from Málaga to Seville by train, over a distance of around 98 miles (157 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Seville and tickets for this journey start from €24.95 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 53m
PriceFrom €24.95
Distance98 miles (157 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train06:45
Last train20:13
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationSeville
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Málaga to Seville train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Seville for Monday 29th November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:45 Málaga-María Zambrano08:40 Sevilla Santa JustaAlvia/Avant 8664 Renfe Get tickets1h 55m, direct
09:10 Málaga-María Zambrano11:05 Sevilla Santa JustaAlvia/Avant 8694 Renfe Get tickets1h 55m, direct
12:00 Málaga-María Zambrano14:02 Sevilla Santa JustaAVE 2123 Renfe Get tickets2h 2m, 1 change
14:00 Málaga-María Zambrano16:05 Sevilla Santa JustaAVE 2143 Renfe Get tickets2h 5m, 1 change
14:15 Málaga-María Zambrano16:10 Sevilla Santa JustaAlvia/Avant 8744 Renfe Get tickets1h 55m, direct
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano16:32 Sevilla Santa JustaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets1h 57m, 1 change
16:15 Málaga-María Zambrano18:32 Sevilla Santa JustaAVE 2163 Renfe Get tickets2h 17m, 1 change
17:00 Málaga-María Zambrano19:32 Sevilla Santa JustaAVE 2173 Renfe Get tickets2h 32m, 1 change
17:19 Málaga-María Zambrano20:09 Sevilla San BernardoMedia Distancia 13909 Renfe Get tickets2h 50m, direct
18:00 Málaga-María Zambrano19:53 Sevilla Santa JustaAVE 2183 Renfe Get tickets1h 53m, 1 change

Renfe, Avant and Media Distancia trains from Málaga to Seville

You can travel from Málaga to Seville on 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Seville

The price of train tickets from Málaga to Seville starts at €24.95 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.

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 7 minutes, with around 13 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 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Seville cost?

Train ticket prices from Málaga 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.

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 20:13. 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 11/29/2021. 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 12/15/2021 for travel on 12/15/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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