Malaga Airport - Train Station

Train station at Malaga Airport. © andalucia.com
Train station at Malaga Airport.

Malaga Airport Train Station

The RENFE Train Station at Málaga Airport is ready and waiting to take passengers to and from the airport with trains leaving every 20 minutes for Málaga and Fuengirola. As a tip to newcomers to the area, if you take the Fuengirola train, you can get off in Torremolinos or Benalmádena as well.

Local trains from Malaga
Local trains from Malaga.
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The train station is equipped with personnel to help you use the machines to buy your tickets. The longest route of 13 stops takes around 35 minutes and runs to Fuengirola at price of 2,70 € ( in April 2017).  For those that don't want to take the airport bus, the same train goes into  Malaga City (María Zambrano station and Malaga-Centro Alameda Station).

The 11 minute journey from the airport to Malaga costs 1,80 € (in April 2017).
  
These prices are a good thing to keep in mind, because according to staff at the train station, many a foreigner has pressed a button that says “Sobretasa” and ended up paying 7-8 € instead of the actual price. “Sobretasa” is the button to push only if you were caught without a  train ticket and issued a fine by one of the conductors.

 

First Trains

Fuengirola to Malaga Airport
The first train to the airport from Fuengirola leaves at 06.10 hrs and arrives at Malaga Airport at 06.43 hrs.

****Unfortunately this train is not early enough to catch the first 25 flights out of Malaga airport from the Costa del Sol.****    

Malaga City to Malaga Airport
The first train to the airport from Malaga-Centro Alhameda leaves at 05.20 and arrives at 05.31 hrs.

Malaga Airport to Fuengirola
The first train from Malaga airport to Fuengirola leaves the airport at 05.32 hrs arriving at 06.06 hrs.

Malaga Airport to Malaga City 
The first train to Malaga-Centro Alhameda leaves the airport at 06.44 and arrives at 06.55.

LAST Trains

Malaga Airport to Fuengirola
The last train from Malaga airport to Fuengirola leaves the airport at 23.42 hrs arriving at 00.16 hrs.

Malaga Airport to Malaga City
The last train from Malaga airport to Malaga-Centro Alhameda leaves the airport at 00.54 and arrives at 01.06 hrs.

Fuengirola to Malaga Airport
The last train from Fuengirola to Malaga airport leaves Fuengirola at 00.20 hrs and arrives at Malaga Airport at 00.53 hrs.

  

Malaga City to Malaga Airport
The last train from Malaga-Centro Alhameda to the airport leaves at 23.30 and arrives at 23.41 hrs.

Trains run every 20 minutes. Times are daily including Sundays and holidays.
For more information about using the RENFE trains in Spain, or info on this particular route Malaga Cercanias C1

Times and prices correct as of April 2017.  Check times on oficial RENFE website

Where is the train station?

The signs pointing the way to the airport train station are easily missed, due to their neutral colours. Look out for "RENFE" train station signs - RENFE operates all trains in Spain. From the Terminal 3 arrivals follow the signs which will take you up to the mezanine walkway level,  to cross over the road into the station.    In effect the train station is just across the plaza and road from the Terminal 3 arrrivals.  It is about a five minute walk from the arrival hall.  

HISTORY

For those interested here is a history of the Malaga to Fuengirola Railway