Málaga to Santander by train

  • First train
    08:00
  • Last train
    21:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 12m
  • Distance
    753 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    6
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 41m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Málaga to Santander by train

Fast trains from Málaga to Santander take around 8 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 753 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Málaga and Santander.

1. Are there direct trains from Málaga to Santander?

Journeys between Málaga and Santander usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Málaga to Santander 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 Málaga to Santander?

The Málaga to Santander train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Málaga to Santander train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Santander is usually scheduled to depart Málaga around 08:00 and the last train is around 21:20. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Málaga to Santander 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 Málaga to Santander by train.

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Which train companies operate between Málaga and Santander?

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

  • AVE
  • Alvia

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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.