Vince was travelling out from London to stay at the popular Riviera del Sol resort on the Costa del Sol just outside Fuengirola. He asked for help.  Friends had told him he could get to Riviera del Sol by bus and train from Malaga airport.

Can you tell me about the train from Malaga airport to Fuengirola?

Hi Vince. Yes. The C1 train leaves Malaga airport station every 20 minutes. Don’t hurry after you have collected your luggage. Take your time and follow the signs to the station only 100 metres from the Arrivals Hall. The ticket machines accept notes up to €20 and give change . You can also buy your ticket from the ticket office on the platform. If you are travelling in a group or with your family, tell the ticket seller. You’ll get a discounted price. Even if you don’t qualify for a discount the C1 train is really great value. After getting your tickets look for the C1 line heading for Fuengirola.

It’s a journey of just under 45 minutes. I give the same advice to all travellers but keep your suitcase near you and keep an eye on it. There other are travellers getting on and off the train at all the intermediate stops.

Where is the Fuengirola bus station?

Arriving by train as you are, when you get to the train station at the end of the line in Fuengirola take the steps to the right as you come out. Then look towards the sea and you’ll see the buses outside the station.   The good news is you only have to trundle your suitcase for less than 200 metres to the Fuengirola bus station. It’s one short block away. When you get to the bus station you’ll see there are almost two buses every hour on the M220 Fuengirola to Marbella route. When you buy your ticket at the bus station, just say “Riviera del Sol.” It’s one of the most used stops between Fuengirola and Marbella. I hope they have cleaned it up since I last checked it out. Please let me know!

Which is the Riviera del Sol bus stop?

Look out of the right side of the bus as you travel and you’ll see the blue Opencor shop in the photo above.  It’s an important part of the Riviera del Sol commercial centre. It’s right next to the roundabout at the Riviera del Sol main entrance. The bus stop on the main road is about 200 metres away behind me to my left. I estimate your journey to Riviera del Sol by bus and train from Malaga airport will take you one hour forty-five minutes. If all the connections are in place of course! Your whole journey by train and bus to Riviera will cost you less than €10 person!

If your holiday accommodation in Riviera del Sol is far from the main road, I recommend you take a taxi. It’s a big urbanisation and hilly.  You can just see the top of the first taxi in the rank right next to the roundabout. You’re almost there. When you are settled in you can use buses to get up and down the coast. Here’s a list of stops for different destinations between Fuengirola and Marbella.

Best wishes Vincent and thanks very much for using Gomarbella Mike


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