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Malaga Trains

Malaga Airport Trains

Where is the Train Station at Malaga Airport?

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).  If you arrive from the departures area upstairs in the airport, you can walk along and take a lift or escalators down to the Train Station.

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.  It goes as far along the Coast as Fuengirola and as far Inland as Álora.  We are finding more and more people are becoming far more confident and are taking the train when they can. 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 is 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.  Here´s a map of all the Train Stations in Andalucia.

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

Buying Tickets at Malaga Airport Train Station

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.

If you do need help, there generally is someone around who you can ask.  As you go downstairs via the escalators to the trains or the lift, 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.  There are also lifts if you have a wheelchair or scooter.

How much is the Train Fare from Malaga Airport?

  • 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
  • You can buy Bonotren which is a set of 10 tickets you can use between you
  • 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.

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 stopsJourney time around 10 minutes
Malaga Airport to Benalmadena – 8 stopsJourney time around 17 minutes
Malaga Airport to Los Boliches – 11 stopsJourney time around 30 minutes
Malaga Airport to Fuengirola  – 12 stopsJourney 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.

Can I Take Bikes on the Train?

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.


Is Malaga Airport Train Station Wheelchair Friendly?

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.

Malaga Cercanias Station With Lifts

We have been informed by Renfe, the train company here that all Malaga Cercanias Lines, with the exception of Torremolinos Station, do either have a lift, a ramp or easy access for people with reduced mobility that use wheelchairs.  If you travel to any of these stations, take photos and send them into us on Facebook.  Let us know if there are steps, escalators, lifts or ramps.

  • Malaga Airport Train Station – Lift
  • Álora
  • Pizarra
  • Aljaima
  • Cártama
  • Campanillos
  • Los Prados
  • Alameda
  • Maria Zambrano
  • Victoria Kent
  • Guadalhorce
  • San Julián
  • Plaza Mayor -Flat & Accessible
  • Los Álamos
  • La Colina
  • Torremolinos Train Station – No Lift
  • Montemar Alto
  • El Pinillo – Lift
  • Benalmadena – Lift
  • Torremuelle
  • Carajal
  • Torreblanca
  • Los Boliches – Lift & Ramp
  • Fuengirola – Lift

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