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Ultimate Guide: Trains, Buses and Metro of Malaga



Below you cand find information about the timetables and maps of the train lines.








(Spanish: Metro de Málaga) is a semi-metro network in Málaga City.

Two lines link the city centre with the northwestern and southwestern suburbs, with a total length of 13.2 km (8.2 mi) and 19 stations, of which 12 are underground and 5 are surface-level light rail stops.





El Perchel Station is an underground station and the connecting stop where both metro lines - 1 and 2 - connecting passengers to María Zambrano Station.





TIMETABLE


Regular services:


  • Monday to Thursday from 06:30 to 23:00 h

  • Friday and evenings prior to public holidays from 06:30 to 01:30 h

  • Saturday from 07:00 to 01:30 h

  • Sunday and public holidays from 07:00 to 23:00 h


SPECIAL SERVICES:


  • Easter

  • Feria

  • Special services for high demand events.


Special services will be available during Easter, the August Feria and for other special events in the City.

Information regarding these special services will be provided prior to the events or dates in this section of the web, at the Customer Service Office and on the information panels in the stations.


TICKETS



Occasional Ticket -

This ticket allows for the charging of 1 – 9 trips. It is rechargeable and can be used by multiple users, meaning it can be used by various users on the same trip, on the proviso they all travel together.


Price: 1,35 €

Card: 0,30 €


Metro de Malaga Travel Card -

This travel card is a monetary card rechargeable by cash or bank card. The maximum permitted for recharging this card is 25 € and the minimum 5 €. It is not a named card and allows for multiple users, which means it can be used by upto a maximum of 9 passengers per trip, providing they all travel together.


Price: 0,41 € (from January 1 to June 30, 2023)

Card: 0,30 €

PVC card: 1,80 €


Find for more ticket types here




2. Local Trains (Renfe)


María Zambrano Station serves both local and national rail services, including high-speed (AVE) trains. Adjacent to the main bus station (Estación de Autobuses de Málaga), it offers convenient access to various destinations.


From María Zambrano, travelers can access local services to Malaga Airport and numerous coastal resorts such as Fuengirola and Torremolinos.

Additionally, metro services are available to Álora, providing access to the renowned Caminito de Rey.




Download a map with the train stops:



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Furthermore, María Zambrano Station serves as a hub for RENFE middle-distance services throughout Andalucia, linking cities such as Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Jaén, Cadiz, Granada, Almería, Linares/Baeza, Bobadilla, Algeciras, Huelva, Zafra, Ciudad Real, Madrid, and Mérida.


The information about the local train lines you can find here



TICKETS.


One-way ticket


One-way tickets are valid for a single trip. Their price varies depending on the zone:



You can purchase them at station ticket offices or Cercanías self-service machines. Remember that you have a maximum of two hours to start your journey after the ticket purchase.


These tickets may not be changed and can only be cancelled at ticket offices in stations within two hours of purchase, provided you have not used the ticket. 


Return ticket


Return tickets are valid for two trips, one-way and return.





You can purchase them at station ticket offices or Cercanías self-service machines. Remember that you have a maximum of two hours to start your journey after the purchase of the ticket. The passenger must return on the same day.

Return tickets may not be changed and can only be cancelled at ticket offices in stations within two hours of purchase, provided you have not used the ticket.



The bus station timetable is here

The Malaga city buses are very easy to use and there are more than 50 lines covering the whole of the city.

You can find the list of full route maps and timetables in the bus stop. The electronic screens on the bus stops tell you which services will arrive and in how many minutes.

Once you are on the bus there are terminals which show you, in real time, where you are on a city map so you can easily work out where you need to hop off.


Note that the buses do not accept cash money 20 euros or more so keep your change handy.

A single trip costs 1.30€ or buy a 10 trip card for 8.30€.

20 and 30 trip cards are also available and can be purchased from tobacconist shops.

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