Santiago de Compostela to Málaga by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    17:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 33m
  • Distance
    770 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 27m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga by train

Fast trains from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga take around 8 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 770 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Santiago de Compostela and Málaga.

1. Are there direct trains from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga?

Journeys between Santiago de Compostela and Málaga usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 6 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga?

The Santiago de Compostela to Málaga train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Santiago de Compostela to Málaga train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Málaga is usually scheduled to depart Santiago de Compostela around 05:15 and the last train is around 17:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santiago de Compostela around 05:55, and the last at 17:00.

When to book Santiago de Compostela to Málaga train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga by train.

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Which train companies operate between Santiago de Compostela and Málaga?

More than one train company operates on the route from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AV City
  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Avant
  • Intercity
  • Media Distancia
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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