High-speed trains from Malaga to Madrid to increase to 18 a day as ticket prices fall
The increase in frequency brought in this week by Renfe and the arrival of private competitor Iryo in March is pushing prices down.
Yet there is more good news for tourists and locals alike. Any reduction in prices, be it for food, clothing, travel etc, is always welcome. There is an excellent article in Sur in English from Ignacio Lillo to explain.
Malaga to Madrid
Travel between Malaga and Madrid will become easier from now on as the frequency of high-speed trains between the two cities will increase significantly as the year goes on.
Travellers will find the previous ten departures from Malaga a day, on a service hit last year by cuts and seat shortages, increase to reach 18 in the summer.
This is due to a combination of more trains every day being laid on by Renfe, currently the only operator of an AVE high-speed service between the two cities, and the arrival of the first private operator, Iryo, which will start to offer an alternative to passengers at the end of March.
From this week, Renfe has increased the number of trains covering the service to 13 a day, which is more or less back to the frequency on offer before the Covid pandemic.
Nerja – Malaga- Madrid
Just think; using your self-catering accommodation in Nerja as a base, you can see Madrid in a day. Travelling from Nerja by bus to Malaga, you can get the train to Madrid and be back on the same day. How cool is that?
This is just one of the many advantages of using self-catering accommodation.
There are many more great destinations you can reach, by car, bus or rail, from Nerja. Do your homework and you can have the very best self-catering holiday ever.
Madrid for the Tourist
Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry. ― Google