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Malaga to Barcelona

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1 suggested route to go from Malaga to Barcelona by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip Malaga Barcelona

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance478 mi
Direct lineYes

How to travel from Malaga to Barcelona ?

You're planning a trip from Malaga to Barcelona and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Malaga Barcelona? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Barcelona from Malaga Just enter your travel dates to Barcelona then Vivanoda will do the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Malaga - Barcelona offer that suits you best.

To travel from Malaga, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of Renfe, Blablacar, Ryanair, Iberia, ALSA and Vueling Airlines will carry you to Barcelona.

Which carriers to travel between Malaga and Barcelona?

Ryanair carries out a flight from Malaga-Costa del Sol AGP airport situated 5.1 mi away from the city centre of Malaga to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Iberia flies on the route from Valencia VLC airport (located 5.5 mi from Valencia, Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Vueling Airlines schedules the flight from Malaga-Costa del Sol AGP airport situated 5.1 mi away from the city centre of Malaga to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Railway companies
Renfe provides a rail connection Malaga-Barcelona with the train AVE from Malaga-Maria Zambrano railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Barcelona-Sants at arrival (1.7 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Malaga-Barcelona (479.1 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company ALSA operates the intercity service from the bus station of Malaga in Malaga and to the one of Barcelone Norte (Catalonia Spain)

All modes of transport Malaga-Barcelona

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Malaga to Barcelona bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Malaga to Barcelona, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

Which coach companies to travel between Malaga and Barcelona?

To get to Barcelona by bus from Malaga, you only have the bus company ALSA that serves the these two cities.

ALSA Malaga Barcelona

Departure bus stations in Malaga

You will have to arrive at your Malaga stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Barcelona' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of ALSA who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

  • Malaga

Arrival bus stations in Barcelona

Once the bus has arrived at Barcelona, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Barcelone Norte
  • Barcelone Sants

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Malaga and Barcelona and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Barcelona.

  • The fleet of ALSA coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Malaga Barcelona road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The modern buses that operate the line Malaga Barcelona have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.
  • The coaches operating the Malaga Barcelona line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.

Carpool from Malaga to Barcelona

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you surely have better chances to get Malaga-Barcelona rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Barcelona!

Train Malaga to Barcelona

Highspeed Train Malaga Barcelona

Those are trains operating at very high speed and serving only a few cities including Malaga and Barcelona. They often operate on dedicated tracks.

Night Train Malaga Barcelona

No need to pay an extra hotel room in Barcelona when you have the possibility to travel by night aboard a sleeper train.

Intercity Train Malaga Barcelona

The railway station bewteen Malaga and Barcelona are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Malaga Barcelona railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: Renfe.
Renfe Malaga Barcelona

Railway stations from Malaga

  • Malaga-Maria Zambrano

Railway stations in Barcelona

  • Barcelona-Sants
  • Barcelona-Estacio De França
  • Barcelona-Paseo de Gracia

Is it possible to go directly by train from Malaga to Barcelona?

Yes, the Malaga to Barcelona route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Barcelona and there may be fewer direct trains from Malaga on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Malaga-Barcelona train ticket on Vivanoda.

Cheap flights from Malaga to Barcelona

Which airlines fly from Malaga to Barcelona ?

You can choose between 2 airlines to travel by plane on this route: Ryanair or Vueling Airlines.
Ryanair Malaga BarcelonaVueling Airlines Malaga Barcelona

Departure airport in Malaga

  • AGP Malaga-Costa del Sol

Destination airport in Barcelona

  • BCN Barcelona-El Prat

Cheap flights to Barcelona are sometimes not that easy to get but we would like to remind you a few tips:

  • Prefer flying to Barcelona on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.
  • It is often cheaper to fly the Malaga-Barcelona route on connected flights.

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