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Taking the train from Valencia to Malaga

Sitting on Spain’s coast, this sunny route from Valencia to Malaga takes you from one coast to another, with the 4-hour journey delivering you to the Costa del Sol. The perfect way to see the sea in two uniquely different ways, anyone who wants to combine a quintessential beach break with a bit of city slicking will love this trip. Renfe’s AV-City trains will carry you from coast to coast, with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi included as well as food carriages on most services to keep you refreshed.


Go from old to new, starting with the stunning Valencia Cathedral and Central Market, one of the oldest markets in Europe, with delicious treats across hundreds of stalls. Modern marvels include the awe-inspiring architecture of City of Arts and Sciences, a park that holds the city’s museums and aquarium. Malaga awaits, where the world-famous sandy beaches offer the perfect place to soak up some sun, but where history and culture can still be enjoyed. Come face to face with Picasso’s masterpieces or step into history at the city’s Roman theatre. Enjoy some maritime merriment in Spain, start by checking out our journey information below!

Journey timeFrom 4h 09m
Price$45.57 - $317.17
Distance468km (291 miles)
Departure stationValencia
Arrival stationMálaga
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Valencia to Málaga train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valencia to Málaga for dimanche 20 oct. 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
08:0014:176h 17m, 1 changeAVE 5079, AVE 2112Renfe
10:4016:055h 25m, 1 changeAVE 5301, AVE 2122Renfe
12:4017:214h 41m, 1 changeAVE 5321, AVE 2142Renfe
14:1019:084h 58m, 1 changeAVE 5141, AVE 2162Renfe
15:1020:255h 15m, 1 changeAVE 5149, AVE 2172Renfe
16:1520:564h 41m, 1 changeAVE 5161, AVE 2182Renfe
17:1521:574h 42m, directIntercity 3974Renfe
18:3523:405h 05m, 1 changeAVE 5381, AVE 2202Renfe
19:1523:454h 30m, 1 changeAVE 5191, AVE 2212Renfe
21:0510:0012h 55m, 2 changesIntercity 5811, AVE 2260+1Renfe

Renfe and AV-City trains from Valencia to Málaga

You can travel from Valencia to Málaga 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 Valencia to Málaga

Train tickets from Valencia to Málaga 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 €145.08.
lowest price found
from38.85
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price112.42
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price129.34
on the day
avg. single price145.08

Boka i förväg

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 Valencia to Málaga by booking early.§

Var flexibel med dina restider

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.

Välj ett långsammare eller anslutande tåg

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!

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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 Valencia 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 Valencia to Málaga take?

The average journey time by train between Valencia and Málaga is 6 hours and 46 minutes, with around 13 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 Valencia and Málaga by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valencia to Málaga is 4 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Valencia to Málaga cost?

Train tickets from Valencia to Málaga 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 Valencia to Málaga?

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

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

The first train from Valencia to Málaga leaves at 08:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Valencia to Málaga leaves at 21:05. 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.

What's the distance between Valencia and Málaga by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Málaga to Valencia. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Valencia to Málaga.
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 Valencia to Málaga for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/10/2019. 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 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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