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Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

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Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga


Does anyone know if it is possible to travel to Malaga from Ireland/UK by ferry or train. I am attending a wedding soon with a friend who is unable to fly due to pregnancy.

I'm wondering are there any options available, with a balance between cost and length of journey.

Thank you

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1. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

Well you could go by train but there's no direct link. Ferry would be to Santander and then you should be able to get a train down through Spain from there but it won't necessarily be cheap and will be a far longer trip than a flight would be. If your friend is very pregnant she will need to makes sure that her travel insurance will cover her in case she goes into labour while you're away.

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2. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

You can certainly do it, but it's going to be a long journey!

The excellent Man in Seat 61 website has most of the information you need:


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3. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

Certainly NO ferries from Ireland to Malaga.

As already said, unless you fly the only option is to sail to Santander or Bilbao then drive the length of Spain - a long and tiring journey when pregnant.

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4. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

I remember reading about traveling from London to malaga using eurostar London to Paris crossing Paris on the metro and then an overnight train from Paris to madrid then a high speed train from Madrid to malaga . so i had a look at costs online , thought it might be a good adventure , the cost was well over a thousand pounds for two of us . If you factor in the costs and time from traveling from Ireland im afraid it doesn't look good . Might be better to sit this one out.

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5. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga


For train travel in Spain, read Buying Renfe Tickets Online.

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6. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

Ferry from Ireland, Rosslare to Roscoff, France use - irishferries.com/gb/routes-times-rosslare-ro… for cost and tickets.

By road Roscoff to Malaga 828 milles, use http://www.viamichelin.co.uk/ to plan and cost route.

For train Roscoff to Malaga see http://www.raileurope.co.uk/ for timetables costs and tickets through both France and Spain.

Its do-able but as above its not cheap and a long journey when pregnant.

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7. Re: Travelling by rail or ferry to Malaga

Thanks so much for the help everyone.

It sounds like there really isn't any easy route. I'll check these options out and post back if we manage to make it on land!


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