Shortest travel time:
5 h 56 m
Longest travel time:
6 h 55 m
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Malaga train station
Maria Zambrano
Explanada de la Estación, s/n, 29002, Malaga, Spain
771 km
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Barcelona train stations
Sants Station
Carrer del Rector Triado, 75, 08014, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Airport Terminal
08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Malaga to Barcelona Train Information

If you are already planning your upcoming trip from famous Costa del Sol to the wonderful capital of Catalonia, think about hopping on a train from Malaga to Barcelona. Being one of the most time-saving options on the route, the well-equipped Ave train runs with a maximum speed of 350 kph (217 mph) and provides a direct 6-hour connection between the main railway stations of these two spectacular cities. To guarantee the utmost comfort during the ride, all coaches are air-conditioned and offer spacious seats, power outlets, and plenty of luggage space. One of the great perks of booking your Malaga to Barcelona train tickets on Rail Ninja is that you can make a reservation as far as 2 years before the selected departure date.

Is there a high-speed train from Malaga to Barcelona?

Yes, Malaga to Barcelona route is operated by Renfe’s AVE high-speed train. It is capable of reaching the speed of up to 310 km/h (193 mph), so the whole Malaga to Barcelona train trip takes only about 6 hours.

Which train station in Malaga goes to Barcelona?

Maria Zambrano station, the principal railway station in Malaga, serves Barcelona direction. From there you can take Renfe's AVE high-speed train which will take you to Barcelona in about 6 hours. To get to Maria Zambrano station, take bus line 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 24 or 27.

Malaga to Barcelona Train Timetable

Train type
Fastest trip
Longest trip
Morning trains
5 hrs 56 min
6 hrs 47 min
Afternoon trains
6 hrs 18 min
6 hrs 55 min

Trains on Malaga - Barcelona Route

Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Bullet train
5 hrs 56 min
Train with 1 change
6 hrs 22 min
Train with 1 change
6 hrs 32 min

Malaga to Barcelona Train Review & Rating

This train was a great substitution for flights that we initially planned to take

Angelia P. about traveling from Malaga to Barcelona