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.
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 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 and Seville is 2 hours and 13 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 to Seville is 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Train tickets from Málaga to Seville can start from as little as €24.95 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Málaga to Seville without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Málaga to Seville. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Málaga to Seville leaves at 06:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Málaga to Seville leaves at 19:05. 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.
Trains travelling from Málaga to Seville cover a distance of around 98 miles (157 km) during the journey.