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Málaga to Valencia by train

It takes an average of 28h 05m to travel from Málaga to Valencia by train, over a distance of around 291 miles (468 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Málaga to Valencia and tickets for this journey start from €38.85 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 26h 55m
Price€38.85 - €270.40
Distance291 miles (468 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationMálaga
Arrival stationValencia
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operators

Málaga to Valencia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Málaga to Valencia for Sunday 31st May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:05 Málaga-María Zambrano12:20 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 2273 Renfe Get tickets5h 15m, 1 change
08:00 Málaga-María Zambrano13:25 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 2083 Renfe Get tickets5h 25m, 1 change
08:35 Málaga-María Zambrano16:02 Valencia Estaciò NordAVE 3993 Renfe Get tickets7h 27m, 1 change
09:00 Málaga-María Zambrano16:02 Valencia Estaciò NordAVE 2093 Renfe Get tickets7h 02m, 2 changes
11:02 Málaga-María Zambrano16:03 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 2113 Renfe Get tickets5h 01m, 1 change
12:05 Málaga-María Zambrano17:22 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 2123 Renfe Get tickets5h 17m, 1 change
14:05 Málaga-María Zambrano20:33 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 2143 Renfe Get tickets6h 28m, 1 change
14:35 Málaga-María Zambrano20:33 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 3991 Renfe Get tickets5h 58m, 2 changes
16:38 Málaga-María Zambrano21:18 Valencia Joaquín SorollaIntercity 3973 Renfe Get tickets4h 40m, direct
18:10 Málaga-María Zambrano23:03 Valencia Joaquín SorollaAVE 2183 Renfe Get tickets4h 53m, 1 change

Renfe and AV-City trains from Málaga to Valencia

You can travel from Málaga to Valencia on Renfe and AV-City 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 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).

Designed to complement its AVE high-speed service, Renfe’s AV-City trains usually offer cheaper fares than the AVE. The trains have two comfort classes available – Turista (standard) and Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats and extra legroom). All trains have air conditioning and WiFi on board, and most also have a buffet carriage serving food and beverages.

Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Valencia

Train tickets from Málaga to Valencia start at €38.85 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €166.94.
lowest price found
from38.85
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price115.67
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price134.22
on the day
avg. single price166.94

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 28 hours and 5 minutes, with around 3 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 26 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Málaga to Valencia cost?

Train tickets from Málaga to Valencia can start from as little as €38.85 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.

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 3 changes.

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

The first train from Málaga to Valencia leaves at 06:45. 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 14:15. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Málaga to Valencia for a typical week day using timetable data for 31/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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