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Everything you need to know about the train station in Malaga

Maria Zambrano train station in Malaga is located in the city centre, near the harbour and the historic centre. This train station has connections with AVE and middle-distance trains and links to the bus station, metro and buses.

Transfers from train station
Our vehicle waiting for customers at night. We offer transfers from the train station at any time, just ask us for a quote or check for prices for transfers from Malaga train station.

AVE and middle-distance trains

Malaga is connected by AVE to more than 27 Spanish and French cities, as well as medium-distance connections to most of the major Spanish and Andalusian cities.

You can get to Malaga comfortably by train and we will pick you up in the arrivals hall. You will recognise us by our orange tie and a sign with your name on it.

Vialia Shopping Centre

Integrated into the station is also the Vialia Shopping Centre, with more than 100 shops, restaurants and cafés, a children’s club, a breastfeeding room, 10 cinemas, a 4-star hotel and underground parking.

If you have to wait for a train or if you have just arrived and want to make time, the Vialia Shopping Centre is a good place to be entertained.

Opening hours

The opening hours of the shopping area are as follows:
Monday to Saturday, opening holidays. From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The opening hours of the leisure and restaurant area:
Monday to Thursday: 12.00h to 01.00 am. Friday to Sunday and holiday eves: until 02.00am.

Holidays open in 2021:

  • 3 January, Sunday
  • 1 March, Monday
  • 1 April, Thursday
  • 2 May, Sunday
  • 4 July Sunday
  • 1 August Sunday
  • 16 August Monday
  • 1 November Monday
  • 28 November Sunday
  • 5 December Sunday
  • 8 December Sunday
  • 12 December Sunday
  • 19 December Sunday
  • 26 December, Sunday


The shopping centre has the following services:

  • Lift with disabled access.
  • Toilets
  • Escalators
  • WIFI
  • Resuscitation service
  • Breastfeeding room
  • Children’s playroom
  • ATM
  • Mobile application
  • RENFE train station
  • Bus station
  • Taxi rank
  • Bus stop
  • Metro
  • Storage
  • Amazon collection point


Commuter trains, metro and buses

Within the same complex there is the access to the commuter lines C-1 (Malaga-Fuengirola) and C-2 (Malaga-Alora). The C-1 has a frequency of every 20 minutes, while the C-2 has a frequency of every hour.

At the main entrance of the train station you have access to the Málaga metro and buses. The metro stop is called “El Perchel” and you can find it on the following map.

A few meters from the station is also located the bus station with a large number of intercity and interprovincial connections.(Map)

Schedules and transportation

The railway station is open daily from 5 am till 12:45 am. Counters for instant ticket sales are open from 6 am to 9:30 pm and presale counters from 7 am to 9:30 pm.

To get to the Airport: 
Suburban trains Line C1: Malaga Centro Alameda – Fuengirola. Journey time: 12 minutes


To get to the port:
The port is located about 2 km away. You can take the following bus lines that leave from the main entrance of the station: Lines 1 – 3 – 16 – 19 – 24 (map)

Further information

Address: Explanada de la Estación, S/N. 29002 Málaga. (Map)

Contact telephone number

  • If you need information, book tickets, change or cancel them 912 320 320
  • For disabled passengers: 912 140 505
  • Information: 912 432 343
  • Web:

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  1. Tengo una pregunta. En que fecha esta abierta la estacion nueva de las lineas C1/C2 cerca de La Plaza de la Marina? Gracias, James (en Inglaterra).

    Lo siento, mi laptop no tiene los acentos del idioma espanol.

    1. Hola James,

      No tenemos constancia de que se vaya a abrir una nueva estación cerca de Plaza de la Marina. La última parada sigue siendo Centro – Alameda. Estaremos atentos a noticias sobre este tema.

      Un saludo,

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