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Seville to Málaga by train

These two cities in Southern Spain each have their own charms and attractions. Seville is famed for its ornate castles and cathedrals, while Málaga is renowned for its gorgeous Costa del Sol beaches and luxury resorts. You can travel between these cities in less than two hours on board Renfe trains.

The comfortable, speedy, reliable trains will drop you off in the heart of Málaga, minutes away from the city's best beaches, ready to feel the soft sands beneath your feet and gaze out on the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean. Still not convinced? Scroll down for more details on the journey, including train times and FAQs.

Journey timeFrom 1h 50m
Price€21.60 - €101.80
Distance157km (98 miles)
Departure stationSeville
Arrival stationMálaga
Changes1 change
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Seville to Málaga train times

Check out the next trains departing from Seville to Málaga for Saturday 25th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
15:30 Sevilla Santa Justa17:21 Málaga-María ZambranoAlvia/Avant 8155 Renfe Get tickets1h 51m, 1 change
15:30 Sevilla Santa Justa17:30 Málaga-María ZambranoAlvia/Avant 8155 Renfe Get tickets2h 00m, direct
16:45 Sevilla Santa Justa19:08 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 2161 Renfe Get tickets2h 23m, 1 change
17:24 Sevilla San Bernardo20:37 Málaga-María ZambranoMedia Distancia 13908 Renfe Get tickets3h 13m, direct
17:45 Sevilla Santa Justa20:25 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 2171 Renfe Get tickets2h 40m, 1 change
19:35 Sevilla Santa Justa21:30 Málaga-María ZambranoAlvia/Avant 8195 Renfe Get tickets1h 55m, direct
19:45 Sevilla Santa Justa21:46 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 2191 Renfe Get tickets2h 01m, 1 change
20:06 Sevilla San Bernardo23:25 Málaga-María ZambranoMedia Distancia 13910 Renfe Get tickets3h 19m, direct
21:35 Sevilla Santa Justa23:40 Málaga-María ZambranoAlvia/Avant 8215 Renfe Get tickets2h 05m, 1 change
07:00 Sevilla Santa Justa10:23 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 2471 Renfe Get tickets3h 23m, 1 change

Renfe, Avant and Media Distancia trains from Seville to Málaga

You can travel from Seville to Málaga 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 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 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 communes. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 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 operate medium-distance routes that are not operated by Avant high-speed trains. Most trains Media Distancia trains are 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 Seville to Málaga

Train tickets from Seville to Málaga start at €21.60 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 €47.90.
lowest price found
from21.60
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avg. single price47.90

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 Seville to Málaga 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 Seville to Málaga? 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 Seville to Málaga take?

The average journey time by train between Seville and Málaga is 2 hours and 26 minutes, with around 10 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 Seville and Málaga by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Seville to Málaga is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Seville to Málaga cost?

Train tickets from Seville to Málaga can start from as little as €21.60 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 Seville to Málaga?

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

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

The first train from Seville to Málaga leaves at 07:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Seville to Málaga leaves at 21:00. 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 Seville and Málaga by train?

Trains travelling from Seville to Málaga cover a distance of around 157km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Málaga to Seville. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Seville to Málaga.

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Travel from Seville to Malaga at a speed of 250 km/h

Review by Jaime Campoamor Velasco

Renfe’s Avant trains cover the Seville to Malaga route. Reaching speeds of 250 km/h with a journey time of 1h 50m, these trains only have one class (Turista) and feature vending machines with food and drinks instead of a dining carriage.

Leaving from Jerez de la Frontera, I reached Sevilla-Santa Justa train station at 17:25. After getting off the train, I quickly found an information screen which showed that the Avant train bound for Málaga-María Zambrano was departing from platform 6. All the information at the station was provided in both Spanish and English. Once at the platform, I had to go through security checks.

Quiet carriages

Right after boarding the train, Renfe’s staff encouraged us not to make phone calls in the quiet carriage but rather use the space between the carriages to do so.

There are two types of carriage on Avant trains – Turista and Turista Plus. Seats are laid out so that you can either sit alone or with a group, depending on your preference. The seats in the Turista Plus carriage are made of leather, are a bit wider than the normal ones and don’t have power sockets, unlike the AVE, Media Distancia (middle distance) and Alvia trains. They all had reclining tables and footrests.

Avant trains offer basic onboard services, such as air-conditioning, information screens and music channels. The Avant train serving the route to Malaga doesn’t have WiFi.

After stopping at Cordoba, Puente Genil-Herrera and Antequera-Santa Ana train stations, I arrived at Malaga María-Zambrano train station at 19:45, 5 minutes before the expected time. The experience was thoroughly enjoyable and an efficient way to extend my holiday in the south of Spain.

 

Origin: Sevilla-Santa Justa

Destination: Málaga-María Zambrano

Train stops: Cordoba, Puente Genil-Herrera, Antequera-Santa Ana

Departure time: 17:55

Arrival time: 19:50

Service: Renfe Avant

Train: Avant 8175 (Serie 104)

Maximum speed: 250 km/h

Class: Turista

Carriage: 2

Seat: 8A (Window)

 

About Jaime

Jaime is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on his own genuine experience of the journey.

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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 Seville to Málaga for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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