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Malaga to Madrid Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Malaga to Madrid Train Tickets

Explore exotic Spain by traveling from Malaga to Madrid by train! The Renfe railway company is happy to welcome you aboard one of their highly-sophisticated AVE high-speed trains. Throughout the trip, you’ll experience an array of ultra-modern services and amenities to make the 2 hour and 28 minute trip equally as memorable as the destination.

Next stop: Madrid, Spain’s illustrious capital. This historic city offers a great variety of cultural attractions to keep the whole family entertained for hours on end! Discover iconic landmarks like the Royal Palace and Prado Museum before surrounding yourself in the natural beauty of Buen Retiro Park. Other sights you simply won’t want to miss include the impressive Plaza Mayor public square, Santiago Bernabéu football stadium and Puerta de Alcalá triumphal arch.

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

Journey details

Trains depart approximately every hour, with an average of 12 departures daily.

Travel time
2 hours and 28 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Malaga María Zambrano and Madrid Puerta de Atocha

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 fares

  • 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 (a 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 (a 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
    CChildren between the ages of 4 and 13 receive a discount off the base fare.
    Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
  • Youth and Senior discounts
    Youths under 26 years of age and seniors over 60 may also be entitled to a reduced price on the base fare (terms and conditions apply).

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 Malaga to Madrid by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free transfer ticket to the airport in Madrid from Puerta de Atocha train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the station, go to a Renfe ticket collection machine. Enter the 5-digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

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