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Taking the train from Málaga to Valencia in 4 hours 54 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Málaga to Valencia? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 6 hours 39 minutes to travel the 291 miles (468 km) from Málaga to Valencia by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 54 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 12 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Málaga to Valencia start from €30.20 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Valencia? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Málaga to Valencia by train

It takes an average of 6h 39m to travel from Málaga to Valencia by train, over a distance of around 291 miles (468 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Valencia and tickets for this journey start from €30.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 54m
PriceFrom €30.20
Distance291 miles (468 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train06:28
Last train20:13
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationValencia
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsALSA

Málaga to Valencia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Valencia for Saturday 2nd July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:37 Málaga-María Zambrano13:10 Valencia Joaquín SorollaIR 13901 Renfe 6h 33m, 2 changes
08:58 Málaga-María Zambrano16:09 Valencia Estaciò Nordave 2093 Renfe 7h 11m, 1 change
10:28 Málaga-María Zambrano15:58 Valencia Joaquín Sorollaave 2103 Renfe 5h 30m, 1 change
11:58 Málaga-María Zambrano17:22 Valencia Joaquín Sorollaave 2123 Renfe 5h 24m, 1 change
13:58 Málaga-María Zambrano19:20 Valencia Joaquín Sorollaave 2143 Renfe 5h 22m, 1 change
14:15 Málaga-María Zambrano19:20 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAlvia/Avant 8744 Renfe 5h 5m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Valencia

The price of train tickets from Málaga to Valencia starts at €30.20 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 Valencia 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 Valencia? 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 Valencia take?

The average journey time by train between Málaga and Valencia is 6 hours and 39 minutes, with around 12 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 Valencia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Málaga to Valencia is 4 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Valencia cost?

Train ticket prices from Málaga to Valencia can start from as little as €30.20 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 Valencia?

No, there are no direct train services from Málaga to Valencia. Travelling from Málaga to Valencia by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Málaga to Valencia leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Málaga to Valencia 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 Valencia by train?

Trains travelling from Málaga to Valencia cover a distance of around 291 miles (468 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Valencia to Málaga. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Málaga to Valencia.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga to Valencia for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/02/2022. 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 09/20/2022 for travel on 09/20/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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