The average train time from Seville to Malaga is 2h 26m, although it can take just 1h 50m on the fastest Avant services. There are about 10 trains covering the route from Seville to Malaga every day, with the first train departing from Seville at 07:15, and the last train leaving at 21:00.
Abandon the idea of taking the car and let the train whisk you from Seville to Malaga. You can either hop on the high-speed Avant train if you want to reach your destination the fastest way possible or take the regional Media Distancia train and have more time to take in the beautiful Andalusian landscape. Either way, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including free iFi, wider seats and complimentary snacks and drinks.
Getting off at Málaga-María Zambrano, you'll arrive in the heart of Malaga, with direct access to the city's beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, but if you're looking for something a little different, you're in luck as well. As the birthplace of Picasso, this Andalusian city is filled with art galleries and historic sites, as well as some of the best seafood restaurants in Spain. Still not convinced? Scroll down to find out more and book your train tickets from Seville to Malaga online with us.
It takes an average of 2h 14m to travel from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano by train, over a distance of around 98 miles (157 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano and tickets for this journey start from £22.74 when you book in advance.
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98 miles (157 km)
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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.
In Avant's Turista Class, you'll find most seats arranged in airline-style pairs rather than around tables, air-conditioning, vending machines and accessible toilets.
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.
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.
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.
Avant has an assistance service for people with reduced mobility or disabilities, to request it contact Avant directly.
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 Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano 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 Seville and Málaga-María Zambrano is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with around 22 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 Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano is 1 hour and 51 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano can start from as little as £22.74 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano leaves at 06:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano leaves at 21:35. 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 Seville to Málaga-María Zambrano cover a distance of around 98 miles (157 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Málaga-María Zambrano to Seville.