The Málaga Metro is a light railway network with two lines which opened in July 2014. They cover the areas to the west and south-west of the city. An extention to line one into the heart of the city centre was opened in 2023.
The lines curently terminate at the main line train station and the extention to bring the metro right into the city centre is under constructioni. Another four lines are planned long-term, for an eventual metro network with a total of six lines. The grey lines shown on the map below are already existing RENFE local train lines called Cercanias which also serve Malaga Airport.
LINES AND ROUTES
Both lines start from El Perchel, which is the metro station located under Maria Zambrano RENFE train station.
Line 1: Andalucía Tech - El Perchel (Maria Zambrano)
This line has 13 stations, 11 of them exclusive and two shared with Line 2, offering stops convenient for locations such as Teatinos theatre, Cuidad Justicia, (Courts), and Hospital Clínico and Hospital Provincial (was Carlos Haya Hospital). Total distance: 10km.
Line 2: Palacio de los Deportes - Guadalmedina
The line has eight stations, six exclusive and two shared with Líne 1, providing easy access to the most populated área of the city (Carretera de Cádiz), the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena, and the beach. Total distance: 5km.
Both lines of the Málaga Metro run underground in the city centre area. The main section of Line 1 from El Perchel to Clinico station, is subterranean, then between Clínico and the Andalucía Tech terminus it runs on the surface. Line 2 runs entirely underground from the city centre to its terminus at Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena, the Palacio de los Deportes.
El Perchel station is an interchange station between metro lines one and two and the Maria Zambrano train station for both Cercanias line C1 (for Airport and Fuengirola) and C2 (for Alhora) and the high speed AVE trains. It is also a connection with Malaga Bus Station
The stations have automatic barriers, where you scan your ticket or pass.
|A typical Ticket for the Metro
Billete Occasional: this can be charged with between one and nine journeys. It can be used by several people, as long as they're travelling together, for example a group or family. You can buy it at Malaga Metro stations.
Tarjeta Monedero Metro de Málaga: rechargeable pass, up to 20 euros. Can be used by several people on the same journey. Much more economical than using a billete occasional. You can buy it at Malaga Metro stations.
Tarjeta Monedero Consorcio de Transportes this is a multi-use rechargeable transport card produced by the Consorcio de Transportes de Málaga, which can be used on all public transport - train, bus and metro, using more than one of these in any single journey. You can buy it in Consorcio de Transportes kiosks and recharge it in Malaga Metro stations.
One journey with billete ocasional: 1.35 €
One journey with Tarjeta Monedero de Metro de Málaga: 0,82 €
One journey with Tarjeta Monedero del Consorcio de Transporte: 0,82 € If you're changing from a bus, 0,66 €.
SCHEDULE OF TRAINS
Monday to Thursday 06:30 to 23:00 hrs.
Friday and night before holiday 06:30 to 01:30 hrs.
Saturday 07:00 to 01:30.
Sunday 07:00 to 23:00.
Semana Santa, Feria, Special events
Frequency of trains
Monday to Thursday 06:30 to 20:00 every 7.5 minutes.
Monday to Thursday 20:00 to 23:00 every 10 minutes.
Friday and night before holiday 06:30 to 20:00 every 7.5 minutes.
Friday and night before holiday 20:00 to 01:30 every 10 minutes.
Saturday 07:00 to 01:30 every 10 minutes.
Sunday and holidays 07:00 to 23:00 every 10 minutes.
For more information call 902 11 22 33
There is a project to extend the line 1 north from the city centre three stops to the Hospital Civil.