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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!

Valencia to Málaga by train

It takes an average of 7h 15m to travel from Valencia to Málaga by train, over a distance of around 291 miles (468 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Valencia to Málaga and tickets for this journey start from €38 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 53m
Price€38 - €200.50
Distance291 miles (468 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationValencia
Arrival stationMálaga
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsALSA

Valencia to Málaga train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valencia to Málaga for Tuesday 27th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:10 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla12:16 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5069 Renfe Get tickets5h 06m, 1 change
09:00 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla14:17 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5291 Renfe Get tickets5h 17m, 1 change
10:40 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla17:30 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5301 Renfe Get tickets6h 50m, 2 changes
14:10 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla19:08 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5141 Renfe Get tickets4h 58m, 1 change
15:10 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla20:25 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5149 Renfe Get tickets5h 15m, 1 change
17:10 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla22:03 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5171 Renfe Get tickets4h 53m, 1 change
21:15 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla10:00 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5211 Renfe Get tickets12h 45m, 2 changes
21:15 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla10:11 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5211 Renfe Get tickets12h 56m, 1 change
07:10 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla12:16 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5069 Renfe Get tickets5h 06m, 1 change
09:00 Valencia Joaquín Sorolla14:17 Málaga-María ZambranoAVE 5291 Renfe Get tickets5h 17m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Valencia to Málaga

Train tickets from Valencia to Málaga start at €38 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 €151.08.
lowest price found
from38
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price142.38
on the day
avg. single price151.08

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 Valencia 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 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 7 hours and 15 minutes, with around 8 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 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Valencia to Málaga cost?

Train tickets from Valencia to Málaga can start from as little as €38 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 07:10. 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 21:15. 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 Valencia and Málaga by train?

Trains travelling from Valencia to Málaga 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 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 27/10/2020. 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 19/10/2020 for travel on 08/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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