Malaga Airport opened its new train station terminal in 2011, which can be found underground outside Terminal 3. It is well signposted and an easy walking distance from arrivals and departures.
Train ticket prices will vary according to the time of day, week and year, as will timetables. It is best to check your journey plans against the official RENFE website before you travel, as it will have all of the latest travel information available. Visit the English version here.
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Prices start from €1.80 for a one-way ticket and will vary according to the number of zones you travel through. There are automatic ticket dispensers at the railway terminal at Malaga Airport, or you can purchase them from the ticket office at the gates.
Some of the most popular routes and approximate travel times:
Malaga Airport to Malaga city (Maria Zambrano): 8 minutes
Malaga Airport to Alora: 47 minutes
Malaga Airport to Benalmadena: 17 minutes
Malaga Airport to Torremolinos: 10 minutes
Malaga Airport to Fuengirola: 35 minutes
Malaga City (Maria Zambrano) to Fuengirola: 43 minutes
There are various discount schemes and rail cards available across the Malaga rail network.
Prices for monthly passes range between €35.80 and €100.15, depending on the number of zones you wish to cover and if you need unlimited travel. Whether you’re taking long, medium or short trips, if you are a frequent traveller, it is worth looking into these schemes. You can find more information from the official website.
Taking the train to or from Malaga Airport can prove to be a stress free, reliable and economical way to travel along the Costa del Sol, especially when attempting to go to Malaga city centre.
Spanish trains are reliable, clean and run on time which makes this a dependable source for commuting.
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