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Madrid to Malaga Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Madrid to Malaga Train Tickets

Explore exotic Spain by traveling from Madrid to Malaga by train! The Renfe railway company is happy to welcome you aboard one of their high-speed AVE high-speed trains where you’ll experience an array of ultramodern services and amenities to make the 2 hour and 20 minute trip equally as memorable as the destination.

From the culturally rich Spanish capital of Madrid, where traditional artistic expression meets modern-day living, you’ll be whisked to Malaga, situated on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol (“Sun Coast”). With frequent train departures from Madrid’s Puerto de Atocha station each day, you can ride the rails to Mediterranean bliss morning, noon or night!

Your Renfe E-ticket can be purchased here and printed conveniently at home upon email receipt. With this ticket in hand, you’re set to travel from Madrid to Malaga by train, seat reservation included.

Journey details

Trains depart approximately every hour, with an average of 13 departures daily.

Travel time
2 hours and 20 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Madrid Puerta de Atocha and Malaga María Zambrano

Train features
Renfe AVE S-102 and S-103 high speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 330km/h and 350km/h respectively.

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 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

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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 and is valid for travel from Madrid to Malaga by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free airport transfer ticket to Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha train station with the purchase of your Renfe E-ticket. After arriving at the airport in Madrid 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.

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