It´s funny how many people had no idea there was a train station at Malaga Airport. It´s on the Cercanias Line which is the local line and the station is called “Aeropuerto”. The train goes as far as Fuengirola and Álora. It´s a brilliant service, cheap, clean and efficient and definitely worth thinking about when booking accommodation.
As you leave Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, ahead of you is a ticket office. Continue walking, passing the bus stops and just a little further you will come to the Train Station (2/3 minutes walk). If you arrive from the departures area upstairs, you can walk along and take a lift or escalators down to the Train Station.
As you leave the arrivals hall, it´s a 2/3 minute walk to Malaga Airport Train Station.
Malaga Airport Train Station is on the Malaga Cercanias Line (local line) and on the map below you can see where the train stops. It goes as far along the Coast as Fuengirola and then as far Inland as Álora. Once you understand how it all works, what tickets you need and where to get off, it´s a pretty easy, quick and a very cheap way of getting around, that´s if you´re staying within easy reach of one of the stations of course!
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.
As 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 and please do watch your bags around the station.
If you need help, there is normally someone around who you can ask. There are escalators and also a lift for a wheelchair or scooter to go down to the waiting area. Once downstairs you´ll find vending machines with drinks and snacks and lots of information on excursions which may be of interest. .
If you´re travelling into Malaga City, the journey time is around 12 minutes. From the airport, trains start at 06:44am and run until 12.54am. They run every 20-35 minutes depending on the time of day. For ticket prices go to Málaga Cercanias. If you´re staying within Malaga City there is also the Málaga Metro which you can find more information on.
The first train from Malaga Airport to the direction of Fuengirola leaves the airport at 5.32am, running every 20-35 minutes until 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, Álora and Cartama.
You can take 1 bike per person. If the train is busy then you may not be allowed to enter and be asked to wait for the next train. All details about Bikes on Trains at Malaga here.
Yes, there are lifts to take you down to the trains. You do need to check below about the other stations though for lifts and access. Torremolinos there is no access.
We have been informed by Renfe, the train company, that all Malaga Cercanias Lines either have a lift, a ramp or easy access for people with reduced mobility that use wheelchairs with the exception of Torremolinos. If you travel to any of these stations and have difficulties with access please let others know on our Facebook Group (link below).
If you´re travelling to Córdoba, Madrid, Seville or anywhere else, take the train from Malaga Airport 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 few spare days, we highly recommend getting out and travelling around. Here´s a map of all the Train Stations in Andalucia.
No, sadly you can only go as far as Fuengirola. You can take the direct bus as mentioned above or the train to Fuengirola and bus from there.
They run every 20 mins or so. Always check the timetables as they may vary slightly
Malaga Airport to the Malaga Centre will cost 1.80€. You can see the Malaga Train Zone map above.