Renfe puts two AVE trains into service, one in each direction, direct and daily to travel between Alicante and Malaga starting June 1. Tickets are on sale from this Monday through the usual channels.

As indicated by Renfe in a statement, the new AVE service, with a stop in Atocha-Almudena Grandes, will leave Malaga at 8:05 a.m., will stop in Alicante at 1:39 p.m. and will arrive in Murcia at 2:37 p.m. In the opposite direction, it will leave Murcia at 3:32 p.m. and Alicante at 4:35 p.m., arriving in Malaga at 10:36 p.m.

With these new AVE services, Renfe also creates direct relations as of June 1 to travel between Malaga and the cities of Cuenca, Albacete, Villena, Elche and Orihuela.

Renfe also highlights that these new direct services are added to the current programming to travel between Malaga and Alicante through a link with two trains and marketed through a single integrated ticket.

Social networks have not been slow to mock this new route. Some users have recalled that, according to Google Maps, going from Malaga to Murcia by car only requires a four-hour trip. Others have criticized that this “direct” train passes not only through Madrid, but also through Ciudad Real, Cuenca or Albacete.