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AVE Malaga to Madrid

Trains AVE from Malaga to Madrid

Are you looking for the cheapest AVE tickets? You are in the right place! Our prices in tickets for AVE Malaga Madrid start from 15,25 € to maximum 185,75 €. All the timetables for AVE from Malaga to Madrid on AVE schedules Malaga to Madrid. Tickets AVE Malaga - Madrid will cost you 185,75 € at most on and for this price, you are in Madrid in only 2 hours 37 minutes.

Travelling by AVE is characterised for its speed and punctuality. For example, trains AVE from Malaga to Madrid usually take 2 hours 47 minutes. However, depending on the time of departure from Málaga-María Zambrano towards Madrid, it might take 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours at the most. How can we get the cheapest and fastest way of travelling between Malaga y Madrid? Doubtlessly, with AVE Malaga Madrid that you will find in our specialised search engine that looks for the lowest prices for the tickets for AVE Malaga Madrid and taking into account some easy patterns. Reaching Madrid at 14:35 h raises slightly the price of your tickets AVE Malaga Madrid, opt for the arrival at 21:44 h and save. Equally, for the return AVE Madrid Malaga.

If it is possible for us to book tickets AVE Malaga Madrid at 18:58 h or at least that the departure of AVE from Málaga-María Zambrano is in the evening, we will be booking tickets for AVE Malaga Madrid which are cheaper. What is more, if we travel in Estándar class and with tickets AVE Malaga Madrid for the ida instead of for the ida, we will be on the good path towards the lowest prices for our tickets AVE Malaga Madrid. Travelling by AVE means to emit 40 times less CO2 than cars.

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AVE Malaga - Madrid

Distance: 417 Km
Average length: 2 hours 47 minutes
Average speed: 150.0 km/h
Price of the cheapest ticket: 15,25 €
Average ticket price: 76,41 €
Price of the expensive ticket: 185,75 €

AVE to Madrid

The cheapest AVE Malaga Madrid ticket

The search for the AVE train ticket from Malaga to Madrid for the best price was made on the a las h, it is a AVE train with departure on the 26/11/2022 a las 18:58 h and arrival on the 26/11/2022 a las 21:44 h. The price of the cheapest ticket has been 15,25 € and the cheapest rate possible for this ticket has been the Básico Niño fare.

Renfe official ticket from AVE Malaga to Madrid

Billete AVE Malaga  Madrid 02/04/2016 issues official AVE Malaga Madrid tickets and it does totally legally as a verified and authorised travel agency by Renfe, ie if you buy a AVE Malaga Madrid ticket through our website, you only need to print the ticket or to show the bidi code sent to the mobile phone, present it at the Málaga-maría Zambrano station and get on the train you have got assigned.

This is a real example of a Malaga Madrid ticket issued by

On it you can see the ticket number 7538000613009, the locator WCFXV4, the origin and destination stations, in this case the train travels from Málaga-maría Zambrano to Madrid Atocha. The railway operator Renfe, the train type AVE, the train number 02193 and the rail car 007. The contracted rate Promo in Turista class, the assigned seat 11D, the price for the ticket, this Malaga Madrid train ticket is not necessarily the cheapest ticket since the price of the train ticket often depends on the time in advance with which you bought the ticket. In this case the price is 23,85€ and the departure date is 02/04/2016. The train departure time of this ticket is at 19:05 h and the arrival of this train at the Madrid Atocha station is at 21:45 h. The duration of the journey from Málaga-maría Zambrano to Madrid Atocha has been 2 horas 40 minutos.

Cheap AVE Malaga Madrid tickets

  • Origin Destination Train Date Price
  • Málaga-María Zambrano Madrid AVE 26/11/2022 15,25 €
  • Málaga-María Zambrano Madrid AVE 12/11/2022 20,35 €
  • Málaga-María Zambrano Madrid AVE 30/10/2022 25,45 €
  • Málaga-María Zambrano Madrid AVE 05/12/2022 27,05 €
  • Málaga-María Zambrano Madrid AVE 19/11/2022 27,30 €
  • Málaga-María Zambrano Madrid AVE 08/11/2022 29,70 €

AVE from Malaga to Madrid, stations, prices and schedules

Enlarge map AVE Malaga to Madrid If our priority to arrive to Madrid is speed, the most recommendable and proper would be booking your tickets for AVE Malaga - Madrid to depart from Málaga-María Zambrano at 8:08 h, so that you reach Madrid at 10:38 h, and avoiding the departure time of 20:00 h because it is the route that takes longer between Malaga and Madrid. Arrive at Málaga-María Zambrano only 15 minutes before and then, relax until reaching Madrid!

In addition to speed, punctuality, commodity and our low prices for tickets AVE Malaga Madrid, travelling by AVE brings more advantages, like guaranteed punctuality, by which in case your AVE Malaga - Madrid is delayed more than it should have, they give you part of or the totality of the money back of the price of your ticket AVE Malaga Madrid, also, it does not matter in what class you travel, in your AVE Malaga - Madrid you will enjoy of coffee service, listen to music with your headphones, watch a film, etc. Contrary to what happens when you travel by plane, the climate in which we travel will not cause any inconvenience to arrive on time in Madrid. AVE tickets from Málaga-María Zambrano to Madrid have an average price of 76,41 €.

Information about the AVE journey from Malaga to Madrid

If you have doubts or questions about your AVE trip from Malaga to Madrid, we have prepared a list of questions that our clients usually ask us.

If I buy AVE tickets from Malaga to Madrid, do I have to print the tickets?
It is not necessary, we will send you the tickets both to your email and to your mobile phone so that you can travel without problems just by showing your mobile phone. We recommend, if you have the possibility to print them, that you do so in case you have problems with the coverage or with the battery of your mobile phone.
How long in advance do I have to be at the Malaga AVE station?
Normally we recommend that you be at the train station 30 minutes before the train's departure to go with tranquility and comfort.
What is the duration of the AVE trip from Malaga to Madrid?
The duration of the trip by AVE Malaga Madrid will depend on its stops. Normally the average duration of the trip is 2 hours 47 minutes , it will depend on the stops that the AVE train you have chosen has to make at other stations.
How fast do trains travel from Malaga to Madrid?
The AVE Malaga to Madrid travels at an average speed of 150.0 km/h , although at times it can reach much higher maximum speeds.
When does the first AVE depart from Malaga to Madrid?
Normally, the first AVE leaves Malaga at 6:28 h and arrives at Madrid at 9:10 h. TIt is possible that the schedule of the first AVE train will change if it is on holidays or weekends.
How much are the AVE tickets from Malaga to Madrid?
The prices of AVE trains from Malaga to Madrid can vary greatly, from 15,25 € to 185,75 € . The most important thing, if you are looking for the cheapest ticket, is that you buy it as far in advance as possible , this way you will get the best offers and prices.
Is there a direct AVE from Malaga to Madrid or will I have to change?
All AVE trains Malaga Madrid are direct , you will not need to change during the trip. You can go from Malaga to Madrid by AVE directly without getting off the train or changing stations, although the AVE may have to make a stop at an intermediate station.
Can I change or cancel my AVE tickets from Malaga to Madrid?
There are two options, there are tickets that, if they allow changes and cancellations and others do not, these are usually cheaper. It is very important that you choose the rate that suits you best at the time of purchase.
How far does the AVE travel from Malaga to Madrid?
Trains AVE traveling from Malaga to Madrid cover a distance of approximately 417 Km and the average duration of the AVE journey is 2 hours 47 minutes.
When is the last AVE from Malaga to Madrid?
Normally, the last AVE that can be taken leaves from Malaga at 20:00 h and arrives at Madrid at 23:00 h . It is possible that the schedule of the last AVE train changes if it is on holidays or weekends.

Madrid Puerta de Atocha Station

Located in the railway complex of Atocha station in Madrid, near the Emperador Carlos V site, you will find the Madrid – Puerta de Atocha railway station. This station is in charge of receiving High-Speed ??and Long Distance trains. Commter trains (Cercanías) stop at the Atocha - Cercanías train station.

This railway complex was built between 1985 and 1992, when the revolutionary line of the High Speed ??train that joined the cities of Madrid and Seville arrived. Before its construction, there was only one station, the Estación de Mediodía, but this one was replaced by two stations, the exisiting Atocha Cercanías and Puerta de Atocha.

estación de madrid puerta de atocha

Around the year 2000, the railway complex underwent some renovation works, all with the aim of increasing its capacity, since the number of users, mainly High-Speed train users, did not stop growing.

During the first years, the station shared routes of the conventional network and of standard gauge, but over the time the Iberian and conventional routes have been replaced by standard gauge tracks routes, those used in the network for high-speed. The same happened with the electrification, which was gradually adapted to the High Speed ??lines.

The Madrid Puerta de Atocha railway station, besides being the most important of the city of Madrid in terms of rail traffic, has some great attractions, which will make our trip wonderful since the very beginning.

In addition to the good services, it has an impressive Tropical Garden, with more than 500 species of flora and fauna. In other words, we have got a little ecosystem inside the station of Atocha. In addition to that, thanks to its wonderful connections of metro or bus, we can move to any point of the city in the simplest way. The Madrid Puerta de Atocha railway station is the ideal place to start or end your trips.

More about the AVE Málaga Madrid

The AVE train line between the cities of Madrid and Malaga was put into operation in December 2007. It started operating 86 times a week traffic and considerably improving the journey time, from four hours to about two and hours and forty minutes. Its implementation was carried out with the aim of reaching two million travellers in a year or even more.

It is one of the national lines considered of high speed and long distance. These AVE trains depart from the Málaga María Zambrano station and arrive at Madrid Puerta de Atocha station.

Trenes AVE Málaga Madrid

At the beginning, 22 trains circulated daily, 11 in each direction. On Fridays, the day with more demand, they extended it up to 26 trains, 13 per direction. During the weekends there were between 9 and 10 trains per direction. Some of the trains made the direct trip, that is to say, without making stops in the intermediate stations, while others had to stop in intermediate stations.

Since its implementation, it has obtained magnificent occupancy rates, almost a 80% in the first trip that was made. Its start-up also meant doubling the number of seats on the Talgo 200 trains that were around 25,000 seats.

The arrival of the AVE Málaga Madrid meant to reduce the travel time compared to the conventional trains in an hour and 37 minutes, going from the more than 4 hours route to just over two hours.

In the beginning, the AVE Málaga Madrid trains circulated at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour, reducing the speed in tunnels and dangerous areas. They had a capacity of 310 until 397 seats, divided into three classes, Tourist, Bussiness and Club. The arrival of the AVE trains to the city of Malaga was a great stimulus in the economy of the province, since its tourism grew considerably, but also its business and financial axes.

Over the years, traveling has become very simple, and this has been possible thanks to the enormous advances of the means of transport. Since the first high-speed train service was put into operation, we are struggling to achieve improvements in its services. In addition, the rail network continues to expand throughout our country, and even abroad, Spain has one of the best rail networks at European level.


The AVE trains are considered the second most punctual in the world, only surpassed by the high-speed trains in Japan. The reason why Spanish high-speed trains are among the most punctual trains is that they travel on specific lines for high speed, so we already have one more reason to opt for AVE trains as a means of transport during our travels.

Moreover, in addition to all these advantages, the main AVE trains have many departure times, which helps to cover all people’s travelling needs and that more and more people choose AVE trains as a means of transport.

In the AVE trains that connect the cities of Malaga and Madrid we can find a great number of available schedules, and the same happens if the trip is made in return, in addition, as all AVE lines, they have incredible punctuality rates, almost a 100% in punctuality.

More information about the AVE Málaga Madrid

The journey from Malaga María Zambrano station to Madrid Atocha station only steals us approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from our time. However, it will never be wasted time. The time that a passenger spends in this high-speed train makes it advancing at spectacular speeds whose average speed is 153km/h and at the same time doing what he likes. In the comfortable seats of the train you can rest, listen to music, watch a movie, read, etc. Also, if you feel like stretching your legs, you can get up whenever you want and even go for a drink in the train cafeteria and read the newspaper.

AVE Madrid Atocha interior

As soon as you arrive in Madrid you just have to pick up your luggage, which will always be next to you and in a few minutes you can enjoy the centre of Madrid. The tour could start directly at the Atocha station, as it is a station with a very interesting architecture and after the remodelling in 1992, it has got a very nice lobby.

The lobby is where the railroad tracks and platforms used to be, but with the arrival of the AVE this station was radically altered, always with a desire for improvement. The remodeling was carried out by the architect Rafael Moneo, who did a spectacular job. The old tracks were covered with tropical plants and it became a tropical garden that you would not expect in a train station. This garden is very well kept and serves as a waiting room. It is also an excellent place when traveling with children as they will be able to see, in addition to exotic plants and flowers, animals. There are Florida turtles and goldfish in the ponds at the front of the garden.

Madrid Atocha jardín tropical 1


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