Book My Trip


Barcelona to Malaga Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Barcelona to Malaga Train Tickets

Make your way from Barcelona to Malaga by train and bask in the warmth of Spain’s famous “Sun Coast”! Upon boarding a modern, stylish Renfe AVE S-112 high-speed train, you’ll travel in sheer comfort at a top speed of 330 km/h, arriving in magnificent Malaga in just under 6 hours’ time. Three passenger classes are available to choose from, as well as wide variety of quality onboard services and amenities designed to maximize your rail travel experience.

Your journey by train brings you to the sunny city of Malaga, located near the southern tip of Spain. Renowned for its high-rise resort hotels and sparkling sandy beaches, Malaga also has a rich historical and cultural background - not surprising, considering it ranks among the oldest cities in the world! Popular attractions include the Malaga Picasso Museum, showcasing over 200 artworks by the iconic painter and former resident, plus the ancient Roman Theatre and eye-catching Pedro Luis Alonso Gardens.

Your Renfe e-ticket can be purchased here. Once booked, you’ll receive your ticket by email which you can print from any printer or send straight to your smartphone or tablet. With your ticket ready, you’ll be set to travel from Barcelona to Malaga by train, seat reservation included!

Journey details

There are 2 non-stop train departures each day of the week: 8:30 am and 3:50 pm

Travel time
5 hours and 50 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
Barcelona Sants and Malaga María Zambrano

Train features
Renfe AVE S-112 high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 330 km/h

Renfe E-ticket fare options

  • Renfe E-ticket Promo Fare
    The least expensive option, offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Ticket exchanges or refunds are not permitted.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Promo+ Fare
    Slightly more expensive than the Promo fare, and also offering variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 30% cancellation fee applies.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare
    The base fare is not discounted, and also offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 20% cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-ticket classes

  • Turista
    Standard class with comfortable seating, power outlet access for laptops and other mobile devices, a food and drink trolley service when available, plus access to the cafeteria car.
  • Turista Plus
    Upgraded “Turista” class with spacious, reclining seats.
  • Preferente
    First class with deluxe reclining leather seats plus a la carte restaurant dining and bar service at your seat.

Renfe E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 4 and 13 save up to 40% off the base fare. Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
  • Youth discount
    Youths less than 26 years of age save up to 25% off the base fare. To be eligible for this discount, youth passengers must carry one of the following cards: a Carné Joven Euro<26 issued by autonomous regions in Spain and by the corresponding organizations in countries associated with the EYCA institution, a ISTC GO 25 Card issued by UNESCO or a Rail Plus Junior Card issued abroad.
  • Senior discount
    Seniors over the age of 60 save up to 40% off the base fare from Monday to Thursday and 25% off from Friday to Sunday. To be eligible for this discount, senior passengers must carry a Dorada Card, which is valid for one year and can be requested at Renfe stations, ticket offices and travel agencies for 5,05 Euros (price subject to change).

Renfe AVE train services

Turista Plus
Air conditioning
Comfort seating
Deluxe seating
Cafeteria car selling light meals, snacks and drinks
Baby changing facilities and play areas
Power socket, TV screen, and radio at every seat
Access to AVE’s VIP lounge (with TV, newspapers, internet access)
Free parking (24h one-way ticket; 48h round-trip ticket)
Access to newspapers and magazines
Hot meals served at your seat (no extra charge)
Restaurant dining at your seat
Drinks served at your seat

More info

Seat reservations
Your Renfe e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document, which you can print at home or upload to your smartphone or tablet, and is valid for travel from Barcelona to Malaga by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free airport transfer ticket to Barcelona Sants train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the airport in Barcelona go to a Renfe ticket machine and simply enter the 5 digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” which is located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

Read more about Spain train tickets

Information on the use of cookies

We use functional and performance cookies to optimize your user experience. However, we allow you to accept or refuse cookies. To learn more, please look at our private policy here.