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Malaga Trains

Malaga Airport Trains

Malaga Airport TrainIf you are taking a train from Malaga Airport to your destination, you should be able to find the station without any problems.  As you leave Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, ahead of you is a ticket office.  Continue walking, passing the 3 bus stops and just a little further you will come to the Train Station (2/3 minutes walk).

Malaga Airport Train Station is on the Malaga Cercanias Line, which is the Local Malaga Line. On the map below you can clearly see where the train stops, as far as Fuengirola and Álora.  We are finding more and more people are taking the train. Once you understand how it all works, what tickets you need and where to get off, its a pretty easy, quick and cheap way of getting around, if you are staying within easy reach of one of the stations, of course.

If you are travelling to Córdoba, Madrid, Seville or anywhere else you take the train for 4 stops to Málaga Maria Zambrano Station which is a fantastic Station and Shopping Centre.  The AVE High Speed Trains are brilliant and if you have a spare few days, we highly recommend getting out and travelling around.

Should you be travelling further than Fuengirola for example, Estepona, San Pedro or Marbella then you need to take a bus, book a transfer or take a taxi.   After Fuengirola, the only public transport we have are buses.

Malaga Train Station

FullSizeRender_1As you enter the train station,there are several self service ticket machines where you can buy your tickets.  The machines take cash and cards, they can be a little confusing, so take your time. You do have different language options.

If you do need help, there generally is someone around who you can ask.  As you go downstairs via the escalators to the trains, the waiting area is normally exceptionally clean.  There are vending machines with drinks and snacks and lots of information on excursions which may be of interest.

Malaga Airport to Malaga City

If you are travelling into Malaga City, the journey time is around 12 minutes.  Trains start at the Airport from 6.44am until 12.54am and run every 20 minutes or so, depending on the time of day.     For tickets, prices and exact times for trains from the airport to Malaga City go to Málaga Cercanias.   If you are staying within Malaga City there is also the Málaga Metro which you can find more information on.

Malaga Airport to Torremolinos, Benalmadena & Fuengirola

The first train from Malaga Airport to the direction Fuengirola leaves the airport at 5.32am, leaving every 35 minutes to start and then every 20minutes.  The last train is at 11.42pm.

Malaga Airport to Torremolinos – 5 stops Journey time around 10 minutes
Malaga Airport to Benalmadena – 8 stops Journey time around 17 minutes
Malaga Airport to Los Boliches – 11 stops Journey time around 30 minutes
Malaga Airport to Fuengirola  – 12 stops Journey time around 34 minutes

These are just 4 of the most popular stops but there are 24 local stops going in the other direction to locations including Pizarra, Alora and Cartama.

Malaga Airport Train Ticket Prices  & Discounts

  • Single Tickets 1/2 Zones 1.80€, 3 Zones 2.05€, 4 Zones 2.70€, 5 Zones 3.60€
  • You can buy monthly travel passes which will work out cheaper if you use frequently.
  • Children under 6 years travel for free – 2 children per adult
  • Discounts for groups of 10 or more
  • Discounts for pensioners & people with reduced mobility
  • Discounts for Familia Numerosa (Large Families)

There are many different tickets, prices and discounts.  We advise you to check directly at Málaga Airport Train Station Tickets.

Can I Take Bikes on the Train?

You cannot take bikes on the train to Fuengirola due to the amount of Passengers.  If you are travelling to Alora, you can take your bike after 9am

We hope this page helps you with any questions about travelling by Train from Malaga Airport, however, if you still have a question, come join us and thousands of others on our Facebook Page.

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