Malaga City - Local train to Fuengirola

Malaga to Fuengirola train service map by RENFE
Malaga to Fuengirola train service map by RENFE

Malaga to Fuengirola

A twenty minute service, trains run from 05.20 to 23.30. Journey time 45 mins. The first train departs Malaga Alhameda at 05.20 and the last train departs Malaga Alhameda at 23.30 hrs for Fuengirola taking 45 mins. Check times on the link below.

Fuengirola to Malaga

A twenty minute service, the first train departs Fuengirola at 06.10 and the last train departs Fuengirola at 00.20 hrs for Malaga Alhameda taking 45 mins. There are only 32 trains in each direction at a frequency of fourty minutes increasing to twenty minutes at peak periods. Check times on the link below.

In 2021 many trains were cancelled due to post Covid driver shortages. On 12 November 2021 Renfe introduced a 'temporary' shedule in which there were only 32 trains in each direction at a frequency of fourty minutes increasing to twenty minutes at peak periods. However by summer 2022 the service running at 52 trains a day in each direction.

The line first opened in 1916, read history of Malaga to Fuengirola railway.



Line C1  Calls  at:

Los Boliches,
Benalmadena - Arroyo de la Miel,
El Pinillo,
La Colina,
Los Alamos,
Plaza Mayor,
Malaga Airport,
Victoria Kent (Change for Línea C-2),
Málaga María Zambrano (Change for AVE, Regional and Línea C-2),
Málaga Centro-Alameda (Change for Línea C-2).

Line C-2 runs from Malaga to Alhora 
Malaga Metro has two lines

TRAIN Timetable

Search train times from Fuengirola on the RENFE website.



Tickets are valid for a journey made within two hours of the ticket purchase. 

Prices are based on Zonas. A travel from the Airport (Zone 1) to Fuengirola (Zone 4) counts a travelling within 4 zones.

There are also return tickets valid for the day costing double the single fare. there is no online booking nor seat reservations. Buy tickets before travel from the ticket machine at the stations. You can also pay contactless at the barrier (swipe enter and exit) with a 'contactless' bank card or mobile phone with app to pay by VISA or MASTERCARD.

Children under 6 years old can travel free, as long as they don't occupy a seat and no more than two free per acompanying adult.

You can also use the Billete Único card of the Consorcio de Transporte Metropolitano del Área de Málaga) for payment in the ticket machines at the stations. This is the card that can be used on the Malaga buses and the Malaga Metro.

Zones entered Price €
One or two Zones 1,80 €
Three Zones 2,05 €
Four Zones 2,70 €
Fixe Zones 3,60 €


Read about the history of the construction of the Malaga to Fuengirola Railway



About the train fleet on Malaga Cercanias

The Malaga Cercanías have been operated by three different train fleets since the line reopened in 1975. These were the S/440 from 1975 to 1992, the S/446 from 1992 to 2008 and the Civia from 2008 to the present day.

Civia train fleet

The Civia fleet was developed by the company CAF for RENFE and the first came into service in 2004. Its features are ease of use for passengers, a modular make up of carriages, and the first carriage with a low floor to help disabled passengers.

The train sets in the Civia series are numbered 462, 463, 464, 465 where the last number indicated the number of carriage units making up the set.  

The different carriages types are known as A1 to A5.  A1 and A2 both feature the drivers cabs and the latter also has control equipment. A3 has a special low floor so that wheelchairs and bicycles can access the coach at platform level without a step up. Access to the platform is facilitated by automatic ramps.  The A3 coach also has an adapted toilet.  A4 is a standard open passenger coach.  

There are two types of bogies, power bogies and trailer bogies. The power bogies straddle the intermediate coach units and the two trailing bogies are located at the front and back by the driver’s cab units.

Structurally carriage body is built with large aluminium pieces welded together to forming the self-supporting structure of the carriage with no chassis. The interiors have been coated with panels moulded in phenolic resins. The cab front ends are made of fiberglass reinforced polyester.  The sliding passenger doors feature a wide opening of 1,3m, inside all carriages communicate with each other through a diaphanous corridor without doors.