The María Zambrano main train station in Malaga is an ultra-modern transport facility for tourists and travellers visiting the Costa del Sol. Only 8 minutes from Malaga’s Pablo Ruiz Picasso airport on the C1 train to Fuengirola, it is right next door to Malaga bus station. A question I am often asked is how do I get to Marbella from Malaga train station? It’s very easy, just take the bus from the bus station next door. If you want to spend a bit extra, then of course take a taxi from outside the station.
Malaga train station itself is the second last stop on the C1 (Cercanias or Local) line before the Malaga Centro Alameda stop in the heart of Malaga city. Train passengers can travel all the way from Fuengirola train station into the centre of Malaga in less than 45 minutes in air-conditioned comfort and at minimum cost. If you are travelling up for a day out in Malaga, then stay on the C1 train to the Malaga Centro Alameda.
As you come out from the underground C1 train platform you’ll see the left luggage lockers. If you have time before your next journey, for a small fee you can check your luggage in while you explore the city. To take a taxi from Malaga train station walk straight out of the station and you’ll a row of clean metered taxis ready to whisk you onwards.
The high speed AVE trains for Madrid glide out of the Maria Zambrano train station almost every hour with trains leaving for Seville Santa Justa train station, Cordoba, Madrid and Barcelona. A helpful tip is to remember that if have just arrived on the AVE then your ticket for your onward travel on the C1 train is free. Just convalidate your ticket on any machine on the station or at the ticket office. If you are picking up or returning a rental car to the train station the car rental offices are on the right as you walk off the train platform.
Travellers often ask me how close the train station is to Malaga bus station. The answer is that they are side by side. If you have just arrived at the train station and are travelling on by bus, you’ll come out from the platforms under the Arrivals and Departure signs on the left in the picture above, walk around the escalator on the right which leads to the cafeterias and restaurants on the first floor and then look for the exit to Malaga bus station on your right.
Contact and address details:
Málaga María Zambrano Train Station
Explanada De La Estacion S/N
Tel: +34 902 43 23 43