Barcelona to Malaga by Train, Bus, Car and Flights

Coffee and cake in Malaga
••• Coffee and cake in Malaga. Damian Corrigan

Guided Tours of Barcelona from Malaga

Tours from Malaga tend to concentrate on Andalusia, perhaps extending as far as Madrid, but no further. For a tour that takes you to Barcelona, try taking the high-speed AVE train from Malaga to Madrid and then considering a ​guided tour of Spain from Madrid, many of which include Barcelona.

Flights from Barcelona to Malaga

There are frequent flights from Barcelona to Malaga and they are likely to be your cheapest and quickest option, especially if booked well in advance.

However, the train (below) might be more convenient.

Barcelona to Malaga by Train

The fastest train from Malaga to Barcelona takes under six hours. When you factor in all the additional time needed at airports, the train often ends up being a quicker door-to-door trip than flying (not to mention less stressful).

Trains from Barcelona to Malaga depart from Barcelona Sants station. Read more about bus and train stations in Barcelona.

Barcelona to Malaga by Bus

Buses from Barcelona to Malaga cost take about 13 hours.

You can book most bus tickets in Spain online at no extra charge. Just pay with a credit card and print out the e-ticket.

Barcelona to Malaga by Car

The 1,000km drive from Barcelona to Malaga takes about ten hours, traveling mainly on the AP-7 and A-92 roads. Note: AP roads are toll roads. Consider stopping in Valencia or Murcia to break up the journey.